Natural light floods through the salon’s enormous front windows onto avocado-green walls and polished wood floors. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists renovate strands with sleek scissor cuts, bold highlights, and soothing therapeutic treatments. But above all else, the salon is a blowout bar, offering express blowouts for special occasions as well as keratin and Brazilian treatments to reduce frizz and fortify hair.
Training under Wella’s creative directors. Certification as a Great Lengths extentionist. Twenty years of experience as a stylist. This extensive list of credentials belongs to the staff at Versi Salon & Spa, driving the skills they put into practice each day whether they are sharpening strands with short razor cuts or hand-painting locks with balayage highlights.
As the styling staff focuses on making hair look and feel its best, the spa team––which includes an Aveda-trained aesthetician and educator––uses sticky wax to catch and release it from unwanted areas. The real draw, though, are the spa’s facials and deep-tissue or therapeutic massages, which leave clients feeling more relaxed than a crab at a clambake.
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.
SMS Colour at Salons by JC’s master stylist Sonia Soza channels more than 30 years of industry experience into keeping hair looking and feeling good. Clients and barbie dolls with free will come in for haircare services ranging from simple trims to complete updos to frizz-straightening Brazilian blowouts. SMS Colour is located inside Salons by JC, which houses a number of independently owned and operated salons. Their staff also includes Vianey Aldape, a certified Brazilian blowout specialist who was trained at the Paul Mitchell Academy.
Since Benjamin Hair & Co. has 10 hair stylists, three nail techs, and an aesthetician on staff, you'd expect the salon to cover a lot of different services, and you wouldn't be disappointed. There are the usual suspects—keratin treatments, Brazilian waxing, specialty facials—and then there are also hard-to-find treatments: staffers slather on acne-busting Meditouch clinical skincare products, apply Hair Dreams or Brijon Hair extensions, and shave eyebrows into miniature mohawks. They also collect hair donations for Locks of Love, a charitable organization that makes wigs for children who have medical conditions that cause hair loss.
At Seshi Color Studio, the staff is so committed to nurturing healthy tresses that they custom hand mix many of their hair products chairside using a carefully selected mélange of organic ingredients. The now-worldwide salon got its start in trendy Seoul, helmed by experienced style maven Youn Hwa Park. Park's progressive approach to Seshi's hair, skin, and nail treatments keeps the inviting salon free of harmful, unpleasant odors produced by artificial fragrances and formaldehyde.
Men and women both get the royal treatment in the salon chair at Seshi. With training from acclaimed salons ranging from Vidal Sassoon to Toni&Guy, Seshi's staff is well-equipped to revamp locks with chic cuts and gentle color serums by Organic Color Systems. Stylists also zap frizz with zero-formaldehyde keratin and japanese straightening treatments, which can last up to 12 months.