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.
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.
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.
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 Wellness 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.
Inside The Hair Gallery, the air fills with the sounds of scissors snipping and hairdryers humming. The stylists at work deftly cut clients’ hair before blow-drying it straight or bringing order to curls. Past these chairs, nail techs top fingers with bright shades of polish while waxing pros hone in on overgrown brows.
It’s with a classic approach that stylist Mindy Kastendieck updates tresses, making sure that each look melds with clients’ facial features, hair texture, and personality. This attention to detail comes from 15 years of experience, during which she picked up an expertise in color correction and special-occasion updos. But while her beauty tenure has gifted Mindy with a deft hand, it’s through continued education that she keeps abreast of the latest trends.