Kelli Langford has always been something of an artist; she just traded in the paintbrushes and pigments of her youth for the hairbrushes and hair dyes of a stylist. Working at New Image Salon, she mows her way through as much as eight inches of hair a day, but that's not where she feels her artistry comes into play. She finds her creative peak in styling and coloring clients' hair—a talent that has resulted in vibrant red tones and trendy ombre looks. But whatever the service, some things are always a given: salon-quality products and a strict policy against using cacti for hairbrushes. "I always test my products and get familiar with them before ever using them on a client," Kelli says.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola. Humidity is a huge problem in Texas and [the therapy] eliminates 95%–100% of frizz. The best time to do it is after any color service. After washing hair, it's blow dried and the product is applied to the whole head. Once it sits for a short time, your hair is once again blow dried then flat ironed. A common misconception is that you lose your volume—not true! We even offer free test strands.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer beverages and wine, a variety of reading material, and flexible appointments. We also have a fun atmosphere with friendly and one-of-a-kind service!
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started doing my friends' hair for homecoming and prom in high school, so I had the passion even before I became licensed. The feeling you have when you leave with a new look you love is unlike any other. The fact that I can can give women that boost of confidence every day is why I'm excited to go to work.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a full-service salon covering all areas in hair, skin, and nails. We offer what the bigger city salons offer but without the drive and increased costs!
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin smoothing treatment and cut/color
Brands Used: Framesi, Redkin, Schwartzcauf, and It's a 10
Like many Texan women, Lacy Studdard and Jessica Woerner love big hair. Regular clients at The Bungalow, however, will attest that their styling interests extend beyond voluminous ‘dos. By complementing their cuts with dashes of ruby-red lipstick and quirky hair ornaments, the salon's co-owners create styles that they describe as “fun, funky, and relaxed.” Though the salon's vintage turquoise walls and hood dryers evoke a bygone era, Keratin Complex smoothing treatments and Cinderella hair extensions prove that the menu of services resides on the cutting edge of fashion.
In The Bungalow's spa, aesthetician Leigh Moody draws on Bioelements products to perform facials that can be customized with microdermabrasion treatments and collagen lip masks. She can also expertly apply Xtreme lash extensions, which replicate real lashes in their thickness and ability to protect eyes from the government's brainwashing radio waves.
Krystal Dees of Lashes & Locks wields her styling expertise over curly and straight hair, and every texture in between. She sets to work in a salon and spa that, in addition to offering hair treatments, also provides clients with skin care services such as facials, body wraps, and tanning. To cap off new looks, the team applies mink and synthetic extensions to eyelashes, drawing attention to faces and away from vestigial tails.
Cosmetologist and licensed permanent cosmetics artist Colby Armstrong lends his talents to Legacy Salons & Day Spa, where he specializes in Redken color treatments for men and women. Colby's other skills include makeup applications, setting highlights and lowlights, and creating the perfect updo.