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.
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.
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.
The stylists at E'lan Hair studio appreciate bold statements, using their skills with shears and dye to craft 'dos with pink tips, blue mohawks, and sparkly extensions. Of course, they also appreciate the subtly found in delicate high- and lowlights or a slight hue changes such as going from from brunette to auburn. They perform all these services for clients of all ages, but particularly specialize in helping kids and women discover the most fetching way to attract a balloon.
Beautiful Creations by Erica is an apt name for this salon because that is exactly what happens here: owner and stylist Erica transforms her clients’ hair into beautiful creations. Whether she’s snipping strands, adding volume with extensions, or changing someone’s identity with coloring treatments, Erica tailors her services to enhance her clients’ natural beauty. “I am so passionate about what I do, and it shows through each client,” she said.
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.