Led by Dr. Antoni Chmielewski, the experts at Apollo Image Enhancement Center have been customizing hair-restoration treatment options for more than 30 years. In addition to performing noninvasive low-level-laser therapy, the crew customizes natural-looking hairpieces by taking a sample of hair to match its texture, color, and ability to resist a charged balloon, then casting a mold of the scalp area to be covered. The staff also partners with Dr. Carlos Puig of Physicians' Hair Restoration Center (PHRC) to offer hair transplants. The process improves hair density by surgically moving follicles one at a time from one area to another on the client's head.
White A Salon & Skincare boasts an accomplished and versatile staff. Its team of stylists features a Paul Mitchell national educator and stage artist, an alumni of Bumble & Bumble University in New York, and a graduate of the Aveda Institute. Together, they approach every client intent on crafting trendy and elegant hairstyles that can turn heads even at Mount Rushmore. The space itself is fresh and innovative?the loft-like salon houses exposed ducts and faux-steel adornments that create a sleek, industrial atmosphere with marble floors and wall-to-wall windows. Services include cuts for both men and women and a host of coloring options, such as roots retouching, glazing and toner, ombre, and bayalage. Stylists also offer Brazilian Blowouts and Bumble & Bumble Color-Minded Pro conditioning treatments.
Within Oni Hair Studio lies a space called the Lather Lounge. Set off from the main salon, the room invites clients to relax with a drink while basking in the twinkly light of a chandelier or making contorted faces into a mirror framed in ornate moulding. Glam decorative touches extend throughout the salon, helping to uphold owner Shawn Dyer's goal to provide every guest with a relaxing retreat.
Oni Hair Studio is a multicultural salon, with stylists who are proud of their ability to work with all types of hair. They offer salon services such as natural transitioning, extensions, and haircuts that flatter brain shape, educating clients on how to maintain looks at home. Beyond working with hair, Oni's team also relieves guests' tension through massage.
Green Apple Salon owner Anthony Skoog knows a thing or two about the Matrix haircare line. He has worked as a Matrix master artistic educator for more than 20 years, traveling as far as Mexico and India to train other stylists. Skoog has also reportedly sculpted celebrity coifs and appeared on reality TV.
The salon specializes in corrective color services that employ Matrix products, and they trim locks with dry cutting, a styling technique first adopted by Oscar Wilde. They pinpoint every stray strand and split end in the bright natural light that filters through the loft studio's windows.
Believing that beautiful hair can change a person's whole look, stylist Paola Franco performs an array of fashion-forward cuts and rich color services. At A'Foils Design—nested within Sammy's Salon & Spa—she specializes in foiling highlights and lowlights with wax papers, with which she can bring out subtle color in hair that flatters faces and is easier to find when lost in a haystack. Alongside expert salon styling, she provides facial waxing, special occasion up-dos, and Keratin Complex treatments, which gloss frizzy hair into sleek, silky submission. With a huge percentage of Paola's business coming from repeat clients and referrals, this popular hair spot is always bustling, yet Paola is never too busy to take the time to find out exactly what her clients want.
Urban Retreat in River Oaks has the bright lights, big city luxury spa experience down. Gleaming polished floors and shiny granite counters lead to wall-length windows with a downtown view, making for a spectacularly soothing environment. The spa offers everything from full body wrap treatments to celebrity-grade salon services and laser skin resurfacing treatments, while others may make appointments for a skin-tightening phototherapy session or Brazilian Keratin Straightener treatment. No matter what, the results are largely the same: smoother, younger-looking skin and a smile to show it all off. If that all sounds like the stuff of too much science fiction, guests can simply relax at Urban Retreat with massages, nail work and other contemporary pampering services.