Though her skin- and body-care treatments may seem comparable to those found at a traditional spa, aesthetician Samantha Smith strives for clinical rather than superficial results with each service. The owner and head aesthetician at Elite Skin Solutions continually furthers her beauty know-how through ongoing education: after completing a 750-hour esthetology program in 2010, she enrolled in a nursing program so that she could offer clients the latest med-spa services. Her treatments—which include facials, chemical peels, and nonsurgical face-lifts—rely on physician-grade products and innovative technologies such as microcurrents, microskin needling, and PCA Skin products to produce optimal results with minimal downtime.
Whether you're meeting someone's gaze from across the room, making eye contact for the first time with an interviewer, or window shopping for souls, the eyes are at the center of it all. Haute Lash and Boutique's aestheticians specialize in making sure those moments go off without a hitch. They meticulously extend lashes one strand at a time, and they tint and even perm natural lashes and eyebrows to your exact shape and color specs. The aestheticians keep some tricks up their sleeve for the rest of the face as well. Air brushing services even out skin tone, accentuate faces with bold streaks of color, or get clients ready for a girls' night out. While they're waiting, guests can add a little sartorial flare to the mix with the boutique's selection of carefully curated clothes and accessories.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extension & Boutique
Brands Used: Xtreme
True Beauty at Salon 7 customizes its many beauty services to suit the needs of each visitor. Novices can find guidance during a complimentary skin analysis and consultation, which determines skin type and identifies any skin-related issues. Tailored treatments may include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or soothing facials using SkinPhD products. The skincare boutique also offers waxing and eyelash extensions.
At locations in Colleyville and Watauga, Universal Threading Salon & Spa's technicians twist lengths of cotton thread to pull out unwanted facial hair from the root. Threading isn't the only beauty technique borrowed from ancient Eastern traditions: they decorate visitors' hands with the intricate, lacy henna designs known as mehndi. Along with dressing up arms, they relax hands by rendering stress-melting massages or slowly easing your grip off the jackhammer. Microdermabrasion and Dermalogica facials further underscore the spa's dedication to smooth, glowing skin, which can complement the application of lash extensions or permanent makeup.
Lifelong friends Teresa Fisher and Kaylyn Sisk took the most important risk of their lives together: they traded an eight-hour workday for an entrepreneurial path that would also allow them to spend more time with their loved ones. After doing extensive research, they combined their experience in the cosmetology and tanning industries and opened Tan 2 Glow, providing UV-free tanning. In addition to earning several certifications in the field, Teresa and Kaylyn also traveled to West Hollywood to train with Infinity Sun—a company whose tanning formulas are beloved by celebrities seeking everything from subtle tans for the red carpet to obvious tans for stealing all a room’s attention.
With their newfound knowledge, Teresa and Kaylyn started their business by offering mobile tans and tanning parties while working out of a sophisticated salon. Eventually, they opened their own studios in Fort Worth and Denton, where they now mist bodies with FDA-approved, all-natural, and paraben-free tanning solutions. In addition to one-time spray-downs, they also offer memberships and bridal packages. When they aren't bronzing bodies in-studio, Teresa and Kaylyn host spray-tan socials with gift bags that make the day special for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and solar eclipses.