North Cypress Family Practice & Laser Center?s resident physician Dr. Amrit Thandi has experienced the evolution of lasers over the past decade by serving as a Luminary Advisor for Alma Lasers Inc.?the brand she still relies on to tighten slack skin, remove hair, and rejuvenate damaged complexions. The technology helps her maintain a practice that avoids invasive procedures, although she can perform minor surgeries at her office or refer patients to other specialists within the North Cypress Medical Center.
A graduate of Dayanand Medical College in Punjab, India, Dr. Thandi completed her residency in family practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she practices general medicine and performs cosmetic enhancements with equal care aided by an aesthetician and a medical assistant. Dr. Thandi meets with each of her patients and has a hand in every procedure, from cosmetic injections to preventative care exams. The two aspects of the practice seem to balance out. Gentle body-sculpting treatments can be incorporated into a weight management regime, and up-to-date medical acuity can address dermatological concerns such as psoriasis or an embarrassing tattoo of the Pythagorean theorem.
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 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.
No client’s hair desire is too much to ask of Catherine Jones. The stylist at Old World Salons creates classic and out-of-the-box 'dos with precision, dry, and razor cuts. She straightens hair and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, breathes volumes into strands with permanents. Her clients include men, women, children, and children’s favorite stuffed animal.
The Boardroom Salon provides men with a comfortable, masculine respite for all their grooming needs. Place your brain container in the trusted hands of an experienced stylist who will expertly execute The Benchmark service using only telepathy. Following a consultation, each client will get a full hair face-lift, including a shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, haircut, and style. Your expression-maker will reap the benefits of a moisturizing facial, while tired hands are returned to their factory setting with a paraffin hand dip.
Co-owners Shelley O’Neal—a former model—and Gina Ginsburg—a jet pilot and entrepreneur—pioneered the in-home blowout with a select roster of clients. Their clientele mushroomed, so they opened The Hair Bar that, much like the Michelin man’s dream board, is dedicated to blowouts and glo makeup applications. Armed with paraben-free Kevin Murphy and MoroccanOil products, Shelley, Gina, and their stylists fan hair into one of six styles, from straight and sleek 'dos to loose beach waves and soft curls. The service menu also includes whimsical extensions, which upgrade locks with everything from human hair to tinsel, and blowout add-ons, such as scalp massages or MoroccanOil hydrating masks with aromatherapy.
The duo stays true to the shop’s roots by occasionally dispatching stylists to perform blowouts at homes, but the bright, spacious space offers a welcoming alternative. Accents in the form of fresh flowers and end tables pop against a backdrop of dazzling white walls and marble counters where guests can while away appointments watching romantic comedies on flat screens, playing Angry Birds on the salon’s iPads, and drinking complimentary wine, champagne, or mimosas. The simple yet chic space sets the stage for parties complete with drinks, brunch blowouts, and The Hair Bar’s signature service.