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.
Take a look at any of Neely O'Hair's 16 styling stations, and you’ll likely find a hairstylist fashioning a flattering cut. Their ability to focus so intently and develop a rapport with their clients is especially impressive when one considers the bustling, full-service salon that surrounds them. Just a short walk away from the styling stations, spa technicians groom fingers and toes, apply makeup, or enhance eyelashes with extensions sleek enough to slip their way out of an uncle's headlock.
The seasoned team at Sani Spa & Nails approaches external beautification from multiple angles as they gussy up passersby with a menu of services geared toward aesthetic excellence and relaxation. Their talented manicurists revive digits weary from commuting to and from work via tunnel digging, filing down nails before slathering on coats of vibrant polishes. The spa's expertly applied eyelash extensions direct positive attention toward clients' peepers with their fetching length and volume.
spa270º's nail technicians focus on hygiene and client satisfaction, administering each mani-pedi with sterile metal instruments and single-use files, buffers, and liners. During the Magnificent manicure, technicians employ spa270º nail products, including enamels named after thoughts, feelings, and Little Miss characters. Exfoliation and massage result in smooth palms, and filing and shaping yield uniformly sculpted thimble occupants. The Magnificent pedicure includes a salt-bath soak, exfoliating scrub, and a buff or spa270º polish application. In addition to adhering to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's hygiene mandates, spa270º abides by internal sanitary procedures that make the environment safe for expectant mothers and clients who have health conditions such as diabetes or compromised immune systems.
The beauty professionals at Legacy Salons & Day Spa love to pamper clients with stylish 'dos, mani-pedis, and body treatments. Several of the stylists have more than 30 years of experience, and all use professional products such as Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil, and Redken. The salon's massage therapist specializes in deep-tissue, prenatal, and hot-stone massage, as well as yelling at knots until they leave. Clients can also book long-lasting Shellac manicures, Brazilian waxes, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments that leave hair straight and shiny for several weeks.