Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
As a co-owner of Studio J The Salon and an educator for Kuene Haircosmetics, Jade Nicole Sanchez has an in-depth knowledge of haircare and expertise that she has used to style the hairdos of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, The B-52s, and the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers. Jade and her team of talented stylists and aestheticians master a complete menu of hair and aesthetic treatments, ranging from nailcare to massage therapy. Every third Thursday of the month, the salon hosts Martinis, Manicures, and Men's Cuts in alliance with Vbar. During these events, the color bar is converted into a martini bar and stylists perform nail services, manly grooming, and chair massages in a social environment that encourages attendees to network and sign each other's yearbooks.
Raw Hair Studio emphasizes superior customer service with its aesthetic army of seasoned stylists. With the eco-friendly pedicure, the technician massages the feet, cloaks them in a moisturizing mask, and sloughs the heels of any dead skin. The pedicure shapes up nails with a sanitary, waterless procedure. A polish change tops off the treatment, leaving toenails glistening enough to reflect sunlight back into space to communicate with alien pen pals in Morse code. Ladies opting for a haircut can revamp their noodle nests with a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry treatment followed by a styling session with one of Raw Hair Studio's professional mane mavens. This thorough head edit is good for any length of hair, whether clients are rocking short demi-bobs or keeping their locks long enough for a prince to scale the walls of their one-story bungalows.
Fingers and toes pop with vibrant colors after a trip to Lavish Styles Salon & Spa. Hair flows luxuriously down backs and skin glows luminously after decadent facials. Part salon, part spa, Lavish Styles' staff of aestheticians and stylists immerses its clients in pampering treatments from a menu of services. One of their standout specialties is hair extensions, which include Malaysian braid-less sew-ins, clear-tube shrinkies, and fertilized daisies. In addition to hair and nail sessions, they perform waxing services, facials, and makeup application.
When Leslie Sandoval founded Treat Hair Studio in 2007, she drew upon her time living in New York and Los Angeles to create a fusion of East and West Coast salon styles. This fusion manifests itself in the salon's contemporary furniture and modern art, a diverse staff of talented stylists, and constant arguments over which American coast has the biggest pyramids. For haircare, stylists exclusively use Italian-imported Davines hair products. The studio also carries a full line of Enessa skincare products, which are made with natural ingredients and essential oils. Each service at the salon is a full experience; it often includes a complimentary scalp treatment, shampoo and conditioning treatment, hand massage, mini facial, and blow-dry style.
Alamo Barber & Beauty is a salon and beauty-supply-store hybrid, one of the most gorgeous crossbreeds since the hammerhead shark. Alamo's salon, Oh Nine Hair Studio, is a full-service stop for head-shaping and styling, and the bountiful beauty store stocks one of the largest collections of professional products in San Antonio, catering to the needs of expert appearance authorities and recreational primpers alike.