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.
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.
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.
Dr. Kim Ross likes to help people look and feel their best. By graduating college first in her class and garnering the single dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, she equipped herself with the skills to do just that. Over a more than 10-year career, Dr. Ross has enhanced the appearances and well-being of countless patients with a meticulous manner that has earned her invitations to present at conferences throughout the country. She and her team perform FDA-approved treatments that bolster images inside and out, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels to freshen skin, cosmetic injections to regain youthful appearances, and laser hair and spider-vein removal to prepare for dates with marble statues.
Tina Zillmann, Skin Rejuvenation Clinique's owner and director, espouses a firm belief that "education is the key to success." This applies equally to the clinic's employees and clients—Zillmann's beauty pros undergo regular professional development and reprogramming to stay abreast of the latest treatments, technologies, and products. As for her clients, Zillmann ensures that they know the nuances of each service, from the steps involved to expected results and aftercare. The spa divides its treatments into four categories—facials, body services, salon services, and hair removal—that each work to rejuvenate appearances. Skincare services incorporate products by Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts, which are also available for purchase. Zillmann had a hand in creating the line, developing complex, clinical-grade cleansers, lotions, and balms for specific skin types.