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.
Signature Service: Texture and custom color services
Brands Used: Keratherapy and Enjoy
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
From lamps balancing damask-printed lampshades to shiny green Buddha statues, Rococo Hair Studio oozes an eclectic feel. Under an oversized poster of film star Marlene Dietrich, clients relax in retro salon chairs that face mirrors hung from the ceiling by thick cables. Stylists work with each client to achieve their desired style, from a sleek bob to long, tousled waves to an homage to David Bowie?s hair in Labyrinth.
Voted by the Nickolodeon Parents' Picks Awards as San Antonio's Best Kids' Hair Salon in 2009 and 2010, Sharkey's combines skilled scissoring with interactive games, lighted dressing rooms, and whimsical barber chairs within a vibrant, engaging atmosphere. Similar to vintage drive-thru salons, kids awaiting treatment can watch DVDs or play video games on personal flat screens while resting in miniature motorcycles, purple Barbie Jeeps, and sparkling Mercedes Benzes. A Sharkey's kids' cut ($18.95) gussies girls with a shampoo, haircut, wet style, hair clip, glitter star, balloon, and lollipop. Meanwhile, dapper lads get washed, chopped, gel styled, candied, ballooned, and tattooed with a temporary decal. Call ahead for an appointment, and to reserve your child's chosen chair.
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.
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.