The moment a client steps inside Bliss-Full Laser & Spa, the spa's aestheticians turn their attention toward a single goal: making that client feel pampered and beautiful. They achieve that goal with a handful of skillfully performed beauty treatments. Deep-cleansing facials and microdermabrasion treatments reveal more youthful-looking skin, and Botox injections smooth away wrinkles caused by age or worry. Clients can escape the chore of shaving by opting for a waxing session or a laser hair-removal treatment, wherein the beams of a Sandstone Cheveux diode laser cast their glow into hair follicles.
At Salon David Escape Spa, visitors can pamper themselves with top-notch beautification services that spiff up their looks better than mime face paint. If you choose to perk up your mug, you'll get an organic herbal oregano facial ($65) that blends oregano, basil, thyme, and rosemary with anti-aging extracts to deliver youthifying antioxidants and an ethereal radiance. A mane-taming haircut includes a hair consultation and expert styling from a level-III stylist ($62) to deliver a look that suits your face shape and passion for The X-Files. The 50-minute aromatherapy massage ($80) soothes tense fleshoskeletons with pure essential oils while masterfully ironing out back kinks like a moisturizer-lubed steamroller.
Longing for the barbershops of yesteryear, Shayne Brown quickly realized he was going to have to take matters into his own hands. And thus Diesel Barbershop was born. As Brown puts it, each location is "part barbershop, part salon, part old school record store, and part arcade." It's a place for boys and men to just enjoy the simple pleasures of a good haircut or a hot shave inside what Brown describes as "a man-cave for haircuts."
At 29 Eleven Hair Studio, Roger Rubio puts into practice the techniques he learned as a Pivot Point-certified Master Designer. His range of talents never fails to impress his clients, who rely on him to execute everything from natural highlights to edgy, mohawk-inspired updos. Rubio's service menu reflects his diverse skill set and includes Brazilian blowouts, therapeutic oil treatments, and multiple kinds of extensions. But, true to form, the ambitious stylist isn't content to just offer hair services; rumor has it that his menu will soon include PCA skincare treatments, as well.
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.
At Intrigue by Colour Salon and Spa, owner and national educator for Paul Mitchell Elizabeth Montes oversees a eminently qualified staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians. Nail technicians scrub and polish hands and feet with extensive mani-pedi services, whereas stylists transform tresses with highlights, lowlights, extensions, and Brazilian Blowouts. Specialized facials smooth and exfoliate the skin with custom peels and microdermabrasion treatments, and soothing massages melt away stress and assuage soreness and pain.