Beauty experts polish their clients' fingers and toes before touching up their faces with vibrant makeup. Stylists clip, buzz, and sculpt the gentlemanly coifs of guests seated in their styling chairs. With their dashing new looks, these customers would stop traffic—if they were old enough to drive. At Sweet & Sassy, a salon and spa exclusively for children, glamour comes in all sizes. Mini manicures, pedicures, hairstyles, and makeup services give girls their first taste of the pampered life, and boys' haircuts give lads roughhouse-ready looks in styling chairs their own size. Even infants get in on the grooming with the Baby's First Cut package, which includes a hair locket, certificate, and photo keepsake to commemorate the first time their parents saw their ears. The salon also goes beyond simple image enhancements with themed parties, in which hot-pink limos scoop up young partygoers and bring them to the salon to don gowns and tiaras, strut down the runway, or rehearse for a live pop-music performance.
The stylists at The Boardroom Salon spruce up men's manes and more via comprehensive packages such as The Benchmark. After a personal consultation outlines the client's specific cranial needs, a stylist trims tresses into a tailored coif. Then the beauty patient receives a softening paraffin dip followed by an energizing shampoo and conditioning. Next comes the moisturizing facial and steamed towel. While relaxing with the steamed towel the customers receives a stress relieving hand massage. Once mug surfaces are cleaned and hydrated the scalp submits to a cleansing rinse. A finishing-touch styling ensures that the fresh ‘do departs as put-together as a finished puzzle depicting a lawyer and his nuclear family.
The aesthetic experts at Let's Makeup boast extensive knowledge of more than 30 of the top beauty brands, including skincare products by Intraceuticals, fragrances by Juicy Couture, and cosmetics by Smashbox. Resident makeup artists perform services such as makeup lessons and wedding-day practice runs, and aestheticians beautify bodies with eyelash extensions, waxing services, and custom skincare consultations. The shop's black-and-white checkered floor, elegant chandeliers, and bright-pink walls also create an ideal setting for gatherings such as bridal parties, girls' nights out, and human chess matches.
The beautification experts at Terrace Retreat at the Hilton aim to erase the stress from people's lives with head-to-toe spa treatments. Like an ice queen vacationing in Miami, tense muscles melt under the pressure of a trained massage therapist, while former skin cells flee faces during exfoliating facials. Further above-the-neck pampering includes haircuts, highlights, and makeup applications for weddings and photo sessions. The staff also removes hair from the face and body with professional waxing services.
After a trip to Spa on the Square, you may smell like you got lost in a baker's kitchen. The enticing aromas spring from services such as peppermint scalp massages and foot scrubs that incorporate honey and brown sugar, add-ons to a list of soothing body treatments. The rest of the spa's menu, though not quite as infused with appetizing fragrances, yields equally sweet visits. Custom facials begin with a skin analysis, then lead into a double cleansing, exfoliation, and a pressure-point massage, which clients can top off with a gentle Aveda Perfecting plant peel. At hairstyling stations, the salon staff fashions new cuts and imbues them with color or smoothing keratin formulas.
Meanwhile, med-spa professionals fade wrinkles, sun damage, and acne with microdermabrasion sessions. Their laser technology enables them to reduce spots of discoloration and firm up sagging skin, as well as inhibit hair growth. Aestheticians can also remove unwanted strands through sugaring or waxing.
Regardless of their appointment type, guests achieve serenity in a welcoming environment—owner Martha Blue means for her spa to be an excuse for self-nurture. In addition to providing single treatments, she composes packages and hosts private parties, which can include meals set in a private dining room.
Located inside the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Scott E. Kasden, M.D., F.A.C.S., Southlake Complete Skin Care combines the comfort of a spa with the training and technology of a medical office. Under Dr. Kasden's supervision, an experienced medical aesthetician performs skincare treatments, such as facials and peels, using products by Obagi Medical and glo. The team uses NuFace microcurrent facial-toning devices to address skin laxity on the jawline, cheeks, or brows and a laser system to remove unwanted hair from legs, bikini lines, or silk cravats.
The expert technicians at Lipolaser Centers deploy the clever beams of a laser to shave off excess weight in about an hour. During this signature, noninvasive treatment, low-level pulses gently persuade retained water and lingering lipids to relinquish disputed territory in regions such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and lower back. After two sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.