Greenville Laser Clinic's certified laser technicians don't use lasers just to eliminate hair. Although laser hair removal ranks high on their list of skills, and can eradicate stubble long-term in just four or six treatments, it's just one of their light-centric services. For instance, laser acne treatments enlist a similar type of light technology, but to decimate bacteria that triggers acne, the second most common cause right after falling asleep face-down in a pizza. In this case, the power comes in the form of intense pulsed light?the same used for photo facials, which combat wrinkles and other blemishes.
Though its expansive size and its maze of copper-colored vents betray its status of an updated warehouse, Salon Bellezza hardly feels industrial. Clients sip complimentary wine, soda, or water as they consult with stylists at jet-black stations crowned with vases of bright flowers. After the consultation, stylists change the appearance of coiffures by applying color products from Wella and Redken or by handing everyone else in the state a pair of tinted sunglasses.
Ginger, a stylist at Shear Passion Salon, can tame even the wildest tresses; she specializes in straightening naturally curly hair with keratin and smoothing away frizz with deeply hydrating treatments. However, even those with straight hair will benefit from Ginger's deep knowledge of hairstyling and eye for color. Shear Passion Salon is located within Rockwall Legacy Salons & Day Spa, an elegantly decorated facility with an onsite boutique.
In the foyer, wrought-iron bars curl up the salon's windows, casting ivy-like shadows across the clay-brown walls. Faux marble tiles guide guests toward private spa rooms for relaxing treatments such as facials, therapeutic massages, and lava-lamp viewings. Further down the hall, an open salon area invites hair renovation with sleek layers, restorative condition treatments, and bold highlights. Clients may also solicit expert nail tech Tina Harrison who draws on more than 32 years of experience for her specialty designer tips, Minx nails, or mani-pedis with long-lasting CND or OPI polish.
The soft hissing sounds of airbrush equipment emanate from Rockwall Salons on Monday and Wednesday, when experienced beautician Denice Marquez coats complexions with Bronze Biologic tanning solution. Equipped with a low-pressure, high-volume spray gun, Denice evenly airbrushes bodies and their favorite caricature drawing with the dye-, alcohol-, and perfume-free bronzing solution. When not pseudo-sun-kissing pallid skin, she draws on her training as a stylist and colorist to sculpt custom hairdos.
It’s with a classic approach that stylist Mindy Kastendieck updates tresses, making sure that each look melds with clients’ facial features, hair texture, and personality. This attention to detail comes from 15 years of experience, during which she picked up an expertise in color correction and special-occasion updos. But while her beauty tenure has gifted Mindy with a deft hand, it’s through continued education that she keeps abreast of the latest trends.