Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
For more than 20 years, AIIC-certified master technician Kim Morrow has worked to beautify her clients using her knowledge and experience in permanent-makeup and eyelash-extension application. At The Studio at Rockwall Spa, she helms a team of beauty professionals that enhances features with permanent makeup and elongates lashes with extensions that add thickness without the need for mascara or chunky peanut butter. Waxing treatments remove unwanted hair, clearing the way for a custom airbrush tan.
Since Luz B graduated from the International Beauty College in 1988, she has lost no time studying the art and practice of beauty. After working in spas and parlors in and around Dallas for years, she eventually decided to take the plunge and open Luz B Day Spa to pamper guests her way. Her portfolio includes seven kinds of facials, some tailored to certain skin types, others designed for skin of a certain age. Clients can relax under masks while Luz takes care of cuticles and polishes nail with dollops of smooth color. She even maintains her own custom line of skincare products, including a vitamin C cream, a glycolic cleanser, and a special clay mask to wear when you don’t feel like putting on your face.
In the foyer, wrought-iron bars curl up the salon's windows, casting ivy-like shadows across the clay-brown walls. Faux marble tiles guide guests toward private spa rooms for relaxing treatments such as facials, therapeutic massages, and lava-lamp viewings. Further down the hall, an open salon area invites hair renovation with sleek layers, restorative condition treatments, and bold highlights. Clients may also solicit expert nail tech Tina Harrison who draws on more than 32 years of experience for her specialty designer tips, Minx nails, or mani-pedis with long-lasting CND or OPI polish.
Tan About Town Texas’s airbrush artists add dazzle to dermises with custom spray tans. Carting their mobile booths and tanning equipment to patrons, the team enriches complexions with DHA. This safe, sugar-based ingredient brings skin to a sultry glow without incurring the burns that immediately follow lying in the sun or heckling a professional comedian. To augment the tans, the team supplies Bronzed Envy tanning products that protect and enrich tans with coffee extracts, vitamins, and botanicals.
At Allure by Becky, hairstylist and certified hair loss specialist Becky reinvents drab 'dos with a spectrum of haircare services administered from her suite at Legacy Salon & Day Spa. As a cut and color specialist, Becky draws on an arsenal of Aloxxi, Redkin, Scripts, and Brizilian Blowout products, leveraging such top-shelf serums to create lustrous shine and dimension or to style manes into modern looks. She boasts certifications in Fusion Hair Extensions and Brazilian blowouts, which can swiftly transform unkempt frizzy hair into softer, smoother, and shinier locks that last for months. Though haircare is her specialty, Becky also dolls up clients with professional makeup applications, readying them for a night out on the town or an indoor day of flirting with local-car-salesman commercials.