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.
Licensed massage therapist Neyssa Encarnacion calls upon more than 15 years of experience to knead away bodily stress with massages coupled with salt scrubs. During the Swedish massage and salt scrub, beneficiaries choose between two fine-grain salts before the therapist administers an oil-infused rubdown, which buffs away dry skin and unveils the luminous epidermis beneath. Dexterous hands then go toe to toe with tension, applying long, flowing strokes that smooth out muscular knots sustained from napping in cement mixers. A scalp massage boosts cranial circulation as fingers press peppermint essential oils along temples and caps, prompting minds to relax and split ends to sprout candy-cane seedlings. Clients may emerge from their treatment feeling such benefits as reduced soreness, larger energy reserves, and alleviated stress.
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.