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.
Each Desire Salon Spa location hosts beauty professionals who transform tresses under the guidance of master stylist and color specialist Gene Bezuneh. A 22-year veteran of the hair industry, Bezuneh built the brand’s legacy with his flagship store––the Desire Salon Spa in Trophy Club––where he developed a loyal following among the fashion-forward Trophy Club crowd by plying skills learned in the hottest salons in New York City, Dallas, and Space. In 2010, he launched his own line of haircare products made with plant proteins and certified-organic extracts to address specific hair needs. The hydrating and styling tonics combine forces with an experienced staff as it revivifies heads with cutting-edge cuts, thermal smoothing treatments, and natural-looking extensions.
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.
With more than a decade of experience under her well-sharpened file, nail artist Samantha combines her prodigious digit-grooming skills with her passion for beautifying clients into a menu of nail treatments. With most services named after fairy-tale princesses or their darker counterparts, each nail treatment helps patrons channel the chic, girly style or edgy sass of its namesake instead of trying to lure in fairy godmothers with sad blogs about daily chores. Natural ingredients such as citrus essential oils, menthol and quartz crystals, and pure apple cider work their way into each treatment, coaxing out skin’s natural health and radiance as Samantha massages tired heels and hands. Each treatment can be augmented with acrylic enhancements, nail art, or chip-free Shellac, which allows nails to make a statement for up to two weeks or until mittens come back in style.