Southern Exposure Waxing and Skincare’s trained aestheticians work seven days a week to keep skin moisturized and free of blemishes. Their waxing and airbrush-tanning services result in smooth complexions that exude their own natural glow, whereas makeup applications can add a seductive tint to eyes and lips. Just as they survey cheeks to determine the perfect shade of makeup, the aestheticians thoroughly analyze skin before selecting the products to use in their custom facials. These facials can address many issues that arise from aging, including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and a buildup of several decades’ worth of Halloween masks.
Sunny beams pour into Wicked Skin Care, reflecting off the gleaming floors and illuminating the decorative plants and tranquil earth-toned walls. Storm McAdams and her allegiance of Wicked Skin Care warriors pamper guests with an array of glotherapeutics facials and chemical treatments to hydrate faces while evicting blemishes, fine lines, and leftover face paint from second grade. Within a private treatment room adorned with homey wall decals and décor, staffers whisks away unwanted body fuzz from eyebrows to ankles.
With its sleek white walls, alabaster manicure stations, and splashes of bright color emanating from wall decorations and knickknacks, Colour Nail Bar looks more like a modern boutique than a traditional nail salon. This stylish decor lends to the salon’s laid-back ambiance, which is reinforced by its motto, "Happy hour begins when you walk in!" Amid the piped-in music and social atmosphere, licensed nail technicians take pride in their artistic designs, which grace nails during sessions guided by strict sanitation guidelines. A sophisticated air-filtration system draws unsavory vapors away from the salon floor, and free WiFi keeps customers connected to their fantasy thumb-wrestling rosters.
With the dedicated, family-oriented staff at Spring Haircare, professional stylist Melissa creates stylish looks for men, women, and children. Using her certification in Matrix color, Melissa coats strands in all-over color and accents manes with highlights. She also shears trendy or classic cuts and styles coifs with the aid of products from Matrix, Joico, and Paul Mitchell. To stay on top of her game, Melissa regularly attends classes to learn new style techniques, which she applies to her arsenal of layering, texturizing, and coloring methods. In addition to hair services, Spring Haircare also offers facial waxing and airbrush makeup for individuals or wedding parties.
Expert nail artists at Final Touch Nails & Spa apply a mélange of aromatic herbs and oils to naturally refine fingers and toes. Lucky digits begin with a customized botanical experience that offers selections from the spa's fragrant herb menu such as rosemary, ginger root, and chamomile flower. Hands and feet simmer in a warm water bath to cleanse nails, soften skin, and enact complex rubber-ducky dramas before manicure mavens pamper cuticles and lovingly shape nails. After calluses and dead skin cells are banished to epidermal underworlds, a hot-stone massage and warm-towel treatment melt away excess tension. A paraffin treatment also teams up with a soothing mask to leave skin hydrated and silky smooth before the one-hour cuticle coddling culminates with a choice of lacquer, nail strengthener, or Star Trek–themed finger puppets.
Dr. Christine S. Cheng honed her expertise in anti-aging during two separate clinical professorship appointments in the University of Texas medical-school system. Now, as head of Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radiofrequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.
Sporting top-shelf products from Redken, Kenra, and Aquage, Sammy's Salon Spa and Tanning's highly trained stylists beautify noggins and bodies with an array of trendy services. Shampoo rinses away any snared thought bubbles before staffers snip renegade strands or give locks keratin treatments that vanquish frizz and curls for three to six months. They elongate and thicken coifs with lush extensions, and accentuate features with below-the-hairline eyelash extensions and makeup. Sammy’s SunSource tanning beds pick up where the sun left off, bronzing skin in a matter of minutes.