Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 300 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
When not fashioning disheveled noodles into elegant coifs, experienced stylist Susan Murray gently removes unwanted facial fuzz using soft and exfoliating honey wax for all skin types. A triad of brow-waxing sessions transforms bushy above-the-eye fringe into perfectly arched ocular adornments, ensuring unobstructed vision during javelin-throwing contests. Susan can also tenderly evict scruff from chins and upper lips to stunt the growth of unwanted goatees. Each depilatory session takes up to 15 minutes, after which, clients can expect skin to remain prickle-free for up three weeks and hair to grow softer over time––like the palms of retired mountain climber.
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.
Wine is known to pair well with certain foods or moods. But at The Polish Bottle, a glass of wine is meant to enhance a soothing pedicure, and a margarita to complement a manicure. And while the drinks might obliterate the daily doldrums of each client, the staff focuses on the details of each service—from natural nail care and facials to waxing and eyebrow threading. The chic spot can even host parties and private events, such as bachelorette parties and newly minted jazz-hand shows.
The aestheticians at Natural Nails by Nicki reinforce natural strength and shine with a variety of beautifying products and artificial enhancements. In addition to coating tips in high-end OPI polishes, the nail techs use a vibrant array of all-natural products to bring smiles to the faces of clients as well as the falcons that so often rest upon their wrists. The aestheticians also keep their studio sparkling clean by sanitizing equipment with hospital-grade disinfectants.
The licensed nail technicians at Karina's Nails primp fingers and toes with name-brand beauty products from OPI, Orly, and Essie. Inside the salon, posters and a flat-screen TV splash black and white walls with subtle color as nail technicians cradle hands on comfy black cushions. During pedicures, bodies melt into plush upholstered chairs, each furnished with a whirlpool tub and a miniature lifeguard to prevent hazardous toe splash fights.