Shears to You Salon & Mobile Boutique, which threw open its doors in October 2012, has a versatile staff. They’re versatile in that services encompass everything from haircuts and coloring to facials and pedicures, but also because they're equally as comfortable performing these services in the salon or on the road. For an additional fee, the staff can come to clients' homes or pillow forts to revamp visages for special events to accommodate the needs of homebound individuals or those who simply don't have time to make it into the salon. Those who do come in can enjoy the newly renovated facility, located inside of a stylish building constructed in the 1920s.
A head of green hair is not usually the desired outcome of a do-it-yourself coloring job. That's where Luscious Locks' owner Jessica Ramirez comes in; drawing from an education at a Paul Mitchell school and nine years in the haircare business, Jessica deals with such coiffure don'ts with finesse. Within light-strewn confines perched close to Lake Mineola, the stylist repairs damage from coloring mishaps and berets sculpted from taffy or simply spruces up locks with cuts that jive with each customer's lifestyle. She begins each hair appointment by luring out content sighs with a shampoo and a five-minute head massage.
During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
On the surface, Couture Skin is a spa. Its elegant decor and equally decadent selection of services justify its use of the word couture in its moniker. But digging deeper, one finds that the spa’s elegance extends beyond standard spa fare. Its shelves carry a wide range of skincare products, boutique items, and gifts available for purchase. The staff can even take their skills on the road for private skincare parties or open its doors for private party packages for kids, adults, and any mannequins who want a day off the sales floor.
Mesos Cosmetic & Laser Center’s medically trained team staves off the advances of aging using FDA-approved Botox injections, with results that last up to four months. Skilled doctors consult with patients about facial creases such as crow’s feet and worry and laugh lines, and chronicle wrinkles with digital photos and topographical maps carved in cold butter to track improvement after the procedure. The formula floods muscle tissue, drowning out nerve impulses that cause faces to look like dry riverbeds. Each injection area may take up to 15 minutes and cause slight discomfort and bruising that vanishes quickly following the treatment, which requires no downtime.
Pure Wellness Co.’s Kristin Evans, a licensed massage therapist and former triathlon lifeguard, plunged into massage therapy to help overworked bodies heal more quickly. Her menu of corporeal upgrades runs the gamut from intensive sports and deep-tissue massage that alleviates persistent pain to Swedish massage and stretching sessions designed to relax reeling minds. The staff at Pure Wellness Co. also focus on cosmetic treatments, such as a parafango mud wrap, which helps shrink waistlines and smooth cellulite. Add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and operatically trained crickets level up relaxation. Patrons high-kick out of the office with more limber joints, less fatigue, sharper concentration, and a host of other benefits.