Inside her independently owned salon at the Delmar Wellness Center, Tara Tucker tends to skin using experience gleaned from the Austin School of Spa Technology and advanced ongoing-training workshops. A lifelong love for helping others look and feel their best drives Tara as she works to combat premature aging or hyperpigmentation with facials that feature products from Paris-based companies G.M. Collin and Bio Jouvance. Galvanic microcurrent therapy sends pulses deep into pores to jump-start collagen production and reset the body's internal digital clock, and chemical peels harness the power of glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid to speed exfoliation of sun damage, fine lines, or acne. Above and below the neck, Tara also helps keep skin looking smooth with waxing services, and offers special-occasion makeup services to prep mugs for a night on the town.
Kaitlin Bray and Randi Vogel, the owners of Strut. Spalontique, have a passion for beauty that shines through in their decorating choices: a chandelier glimmers above their salon's wooden floors, and shimmering bamboo stencils line a private treatment room. Clients visit these aesthetically pleasing quarters for relaxing massages and salon services such as eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, and hairstyling. They can also shop for designer clothing and accessories in the salon's onsite boutique.
The nail specialist at Couture Nails, Etc. draws from 17 years of experience as she cares for both natural and acrylic nails. Each regular manicure and pedicure begins with a sea-salt scrub, basic nail and cuticle maintenance, and a hot-oil cuticle treatment before nails are topped with a traditional or chip-free Gelish polish. Couture Nails, Etc. also hosts spa parties to celebrate birthdays, weddings, or the safe return home of your tiniest little piggy.
At Just Glamorous Salon & Boutique, clients, and more specifically, their unique beauty and style needs, come first. That’s why, with every haircut, clients also receive a shampoo and blowout style; why the Kertain smoothing treatment is designed to keep locks sleek for up to three months; and why owner and stylist Rachel Peluso frequently journeys to fashion-savvy NYC to stock the salon’s boutique.
In addition to hair services, the staff also beautifies clients with specialty makeup and waxing services, whether it’s for the big wedding day or the big welding day, which involves a lot of molten metal and, thankfully, no one wearing highly flammable gowns.
With more than nine years of experience as a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, Kate Franklin specializes in giving her clients a natural look that complements their features and complexion. She accomplishes this by using natural and organic skincare products whenever possible, including makeup by producers such as Jane Iredale and bareMinerals. Beyond performing makeup applications for weddings or other special events, the studio also offers mani-pedis, waxing treatments, and facials that leave the skin exfoliated, hydrated, and nourished. Organic airbrush-tanning sessions are also available for visitors looking to imbue their skin with a sun-kissed hue without lying in a tanning bed or sitting on a solar panel.
Owner Jacqueline and her staff of estheticians slather organic products onto clients’ faces during facials to help alleviate rosacea, sop up excess oil, or hydrate dry patches. They also scrub away dead skin cells on bodies with raw sugar or extra-fine sandpaper, and bestow eyelashes with extra length using semi-permanent lash extensions.