Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Nestled in historical downtown Wylie, Downtown Salon Suites' stained-glass entryway ushers visitors into a full-service spa equipped with the staff and accouterments necessary to pamper its clientele from head to toe. Inside, a modern aesthetic informs skillfully executed haircuts, manicures, and makeup services. The teams of aestheticians and therapists relax clients with soothing massages and harness microcurrent technology to erase signs of aging such as wrinkles or unsightly trunk rings.
The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
For more than 20 years, AIIC-certified master technician Kim Morrow has worked to beautify her clients using her knowledge and experience in permanent-makeup and eyelash-extension application. At The Studio at Rockwall Spa, she helms a team of beauty professionals that enhances features with permanent makeup and elongates lashes with extensions that add thickness without the need for mascara or chunky peanut butter. Waxing treatments remove unwanted hair, clearing the way for a custom airbrush tan.
Since Luz B graduated from the International Beauty College in 1988, she has lost no time studying the art and practice of beauty. After working in spas and parlors in and around Dallas for years, she eventually decided to take the plunge and open Luz B Day Spa to pamper guests her way. Her portfolio includes seven kinds of facials, some tailored to certain skin types, others designed for skin of a certain age. Clients can relax under masks while Luz takes care of cuticles and polishes nail with dollops of smooth color. She even maintains her own custom line of skincare products, including a vitamin C cream, a glycolic cleanser, and a special clay mask to wear when you don’t feel like putting on your face.