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San Antonio: Beauty, Barbers, & Wellness City Guide

San Antonio: Beauty, Barbers, & Wellness City Guide

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San Antonio, the second most populous city in Texas, has a rich colonial history. It’s the home of the Alamo Mission, the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo and just one of the many gorgeous 18th-century Spanish buildings scattered around the city. Stroll along San Antonio’s 15-mile River Walk, the largest urban ecosystem in the country, and enjoy the many shops, restaurants, bars, and public art that line the river. Or catch some world-class basketball at a San Antonio Spurs game. Whether you’re a die-hard local or just passing through, San Antonio is also home to some incredible beauty and wellness professionals. We compiled a list of some of the top hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, and wellness practitioners in San Antonio, so you can look and feel your best while you enjoy this incredible city.

Beauty

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Sei Bella Beauty Bar

606 Embassy Oaks, Bldg. 105, Ste. 115, San Antonio, 78216

Sei Bella Beauty Bar offers a long list of specialties, including balayage, highlights, root touch ups, all-over color, hair extensions, and Brazilian blowouts. Located near the Walker Ranch Historic Landmark Park off of West Avenue, the stylists at Sei Bella work with clients to achieve their specific hair goals, and the staff even takes continuing education courses to make sure that they’re in touch with the most advanced, up-to-date industry knowledge. Clients praise how receptive and attentive the staff were to their needs, with one customer writing, “I must say that this is the type of service I have been looking for! From the moment the appointment was booked Ariel reached out to ensure all questions were answered and have a clear understanding of what I needed to get done.” Another wrote that their stylist, “listened to what I wanted and made my hair dreams possible. Can’t wait for my next visit!”
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Hellen Rouge Hair

2602 Pleasanton Rd., Suite 35 Door code #006, San Antonio, 78221

Hellen Rouge is a passionate cosmetologist and well-trained hair technician who specializes in highlights, balayage, full color, shine, low lights, and full blonding. Her salon-suite Hellen Rouge Hair is located in Harlandale. Clients praise Hellen’s friendly personality and her ability to work with all hair types. One raved, “My hair came out like a dream! I’m so in love with it! I have found my forever hair stylist!” Another praised the “comfortable atmosphere, great music, and great conversations” she enjoyed while visiting, and one reviewer added that she appreciated how “passionate [Hellen is] about what she does. She described my hair as the canvas for her artwork.”

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Kristen Michelle

9091 Fair Oaks Parkway, Fair Oaks Ranch, 78015

Kristen Michelle is a color specialist and educator with fifteen years of experience working in a variety of shades, from blondes to vivids. Scroll through her Booksy page, and you’ll see hair transformation after striking hair transformations, from neon, technicolor bobs to seafoam green pixie cuts to cobalt-to-magenta balayage bangs. Her salon is located in Boerne off Interstate 10. Many of her clients praise her ability to create beautiful color while maintaining the hair’s strength and health. One client even raved, “Look, I’m not saying Kristen’s an actual sorceress, but I’m not not saying it either. She has this marvelous ability to transform my vague half-coherent gestures at my head into hair so pretty I’m still staring at it in awe a day later.”  “If you need healthy hair or beautiful color this is the place to come.”

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@Luiiisc_

9091 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015

Luis Chevere, also known as @Luiiisc_, is a San Antonio-based hair stylist who works out of Now Salon in Fair Oaks. Luis is also available for downtown San Antonio appointments if clients reach out to him directly. Clients praise his professionalism and excellent work, with one describing him as the “best hairstylist out there,” and another raving that the haircuts “never disappoint!”

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Bandoosalonspa

9390 Huebner, 107, Leon Valley, 78240

Bandoo Salon-Spa specializes in natural hair maintenance and scalp care in a relaxing, rejuvenating Leon Valley location. The salon offers silk presses, locs and loc maintenance, hair straightening, cornrows, smoothing treatments, faux locs, crochet braids, extensions, coloring, bridal hairstyling, hair treatments, and a variety of other hair care services. Many of the reviews praise the skill and friendliness of the owner and operator, Kadia. One client wrote, “Kadia is so sweet and passionate about taking care of your hair. My hair needed some TLC after months of neglecting it. She was patient and took her time cleaning and styling my hair and gave me an amazing scalp massage.” Another described their time at Bandoo as a “wonderful, relaxing experience,” and praised the staff for their “passion for healthy hair.”

Barbers

ChristyClips

11503 NW Military, Salon Boutique Ste. #1, San Antonio, TX, 78231

ChristyClips offers services designed for modern gentlemen who want sleek pompadours, polished combovers, fresh tapers, curly textured haircuts, immaculately sculpted beards, and relaxing black mask treatments. The barbershop is owned and operated by Christy in a salon-suite in North Central San Antonio, where clients praise her welcoming, easy going personality and close attention to detail. One client described her barbering work, writing, “she creates art with an LA flare and quality at an affordable San Antonio price.” Another appreciated that she “makes sure you are comfortable and have a good experience … My son was very happy with his hair cut.”

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Barberfreshfade (Tim Torres)

1139 Gembler Rd., San Antonio, 78219

Tim Torres, also known as Barberfreshfade, is the owner and instructor at Cut & Shave Barber College. He’s been a barber since he was twelve years old, and his confidence and experience are reflected in the enthusiastic reviews he receives from clients. Located in Skyline Park, his barbershop is praised for the friendly service, consistent cuts, and professionalism and skill of staff. One client wrote simply, “I walked out of the shop with a clean fade and a positive vibe.” Another raved, he “will have you looking like a million bucks. Don’t hesitate to book him, he fills up fast.”

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The Exclusive Way

999 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 135, San Antonio, 78209

Located at the Salons by JC in Dijon Heights, licensed barber Isaiah Mendoza works with a variety of styles, textures, and fades. Clients praise the great atmosphere, amazing haircuts, and detailed work that comes out of his shop, with one writing, “Hell of a haircut, he makes sure every cut is the perfect cut.” Another called it “a spa day for [his] head,” and one client wrote simply, “You go in for a fresh cut. Come out with a fresh soul.”

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Juan the Barber

215 Anton Dr., San Antonio, 78223

Juan the Barber has been cutting hair for twelve years. He considers barbering his passion, art, and blessing, and he brings that passion and joy to every client he meets. Customers praise the “flawless haircuts,” the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere of the shop, and Juan’s friendly personality. One added, “he’s very patient with our son, and that’s hard to find.” Another wrote that Juan “listens to what you want, takes his time, and produces a solid cut,” adding that he “Got lots of compliments.”

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Pollo The Barber

3751 Pleasanton Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78221

Located near the intersection of Goliad Road and the Lucian Adams Freeway, Pollo the Barber specializes in distinct tapers designed to complement longer hairstyles. He’s also known for his combovers, pompadours, and Caesar cuts. Clients praise the “great customer service, flawless haircuts,” and Pollo’s friendly personality. One reviewer wrote, “Juan treats his cuts like art” and another noted that he’s “so great with kids and toddlers.” If you’re looking for a barber who’s “smooth with the clippers,” Pollo the Barber is the place for you!

Nails

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Danny Nail’d It

7271 Wurzbach Rd., #129, San Antonio, 78240

Danny Tran provides nail services at the Sailor Guerry Salon near the intersection of Babcock and Wurzbach Roads. You can book his services under his Booksy page, Danny Nail’d It. Danny offers acrylics, gel extensions, and a variety of designs and overlays. Clients praise his friendly service, talent, and the warm atmosphere he creates for anyone who walks into the salon. One client raved that Danny has “an incredible attention to detail, [uses] efficient and precise methods to achieve each design, and is gentle every step of the way without sacrificing speed.” Another customer even drove over 100 miles to get her nails done by him on her birthday.

North x Northwest - A Natural Nail Studio

16607 Blanco Rd., Ste. 1308, San Antonio, 78232

North x Northwest is a small, woman-owned nail studio located in North Central San Antonio that was founded in 2017. Veronica, Dominique, and Mars specialize in natural nail care and hand-painted nail art. They create unique, original, eye-catching designs for their clients. One customer wrote, “Best nails ever! Veronica took her time and made me feel so welcome. I never get my nails done, but she has changed my ways now because her work is absolutely amazing! She pays attention to detail in her work.” Another praised the “Wonderful, quiet atmosphere that felt very comfortable.”

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Haus Of Polish

20626 Stone Oak Parkway #203, San Antonio, 78258

Haus of Polish is a boutique nail salon in Stone Oak that was voted the #1 Nail Salon in a Best of San Antonio contest in 2019. The salon offers a variety of services, including acrylics, hard gels, natural nails, gel polish, and customized nail art. The staff prioritize customer care, individual attention, and a collaborative process in which technicians create a set that’s unique to each guest. One reviewer wrote, “I told her exactly what I wanted, and she gave her insight into how each nail would go together! Such a relaxing but fun vibe inside the shop!” Another wrote, “Mapraw killed it on my nails! She did exactly what I asked for!”

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Timelessnailz

1015 W. Hildebrand Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78201

Timelessnailz is located in Los Angeles Heights – Keystone. In addition to acrylic nails, the salon offers freestyle designs, shellac, and a variety of other nail services. They also offer lash extensions, brow services, and waxing. Many praised the quality of their manicures as well as the personality of the staff, with one client writing that her technician “had me cracking up” and another writing that she was “professional, patient,” they had a “great conversation, and [she] gives her all.” One reviewer wrote, “She made me super comfortable, and she’s super down-to-earth and welcoming.”

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The Salon Queenlicious

17910 Bulverde Rd. Ste.105, San Antonio, 78259

Located inside Salons by Kaye in Fox Grove, the Salon Queenlicious offers a variety of services, including tooth gems, eyelash extensions, and waxing. That said, she’s best-known for her elaborate, unique nail designs. One client praised the quality of the nail services, writing, “My prior pedi lasted seven weeks! This one came out so beautiful. I highly recommend you make an appointment.” Another wrote, “she knows exactly what my style is, and I love her artistry.”

Health & Wellness

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Pampering and Massage by Aida

22211 W. Interstate 10, San Antonio, 78256

Aida provides a wide variety of beauty and wellness services, including massages, facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, face lifts, and lash extensions. Her studio is located in Dominion right near the border of Leon Springs. Clients rave about Aida’s work, with one writing, “Never felt so good about my skin as I did after she was done.” Another wrote, “She went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable and satisfied.” Many of the reviews praise her personality, with one describing her as “accommodating, fun, sweet, and [she] carries on a great conversation.”

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Lashing Out SA

10540 Culebra Rd., 102, San Antonio, 78251

Lashing Out is owned and operated by Jennifer, who specializes in individual eyelash extension services. She also provides skin care treatments, including facials, waxing, chemical peels, mini face lifts, and microdermabrasion. Her studio is located in Mountain View Acres, where clients can expect to feel pampered and come out looking their best.

Radiant Skin and Lashes by Dana

22211 IH10 W., Ste. 1201, Room 14, San Antonio, TX, 78256

Located in Dominion right near the border of Leon Springs, Radiant Skin and Lashes by Dana  offers eyelash extensions, facials, waxing, and microblading services. Clients praise Dana’s skill and professionalism, with one writing, “After experiencing a bad lash application at another salon, Dana took my phone calls and answered all of my concerns. She corrected all the mistakes and my lashes now look beautiful!” Others appreciate that she provides “honest recommendations specific for your beauty goals” and that she only “uses quality products, is highly trained in everything she does, and always listens to the customer.”

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Glammed By Mari

Austin Hwy, 1231, 122 (Inside Phenix Salons), San Antonio, 7820

Glammed by Mari is a salon-suite located in Phenix Salons in Terrell Heights. The suite is owned and operated by Mari, who offers eyelash extensions, hair styling, and events makeup. Clients praise her meticulous work, the relaxed atmosphere of the salon suite, Mari’s friendly, professional demeanor and her sense of humor. One wrote, “Mari made me completely comfortable and explained everything I needed to know afterwards.” As for the quality of her work, one of the reviews attested to their staying power, writing, “Amazed at how long they lasted and how great they looked.”

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Brow Mami

10919 Culebra Rd. Unit 112 San Antonio, TX 78254

Brow Mami is owned and operated by licensed esthetician Krystal Deleon, who’s dedicated to enhancing her clients’ natural beauty. Brow Mami offers a variety of services, including lash extensions, permanent makeup, and body waxing. Located in the Far West Side, Brow Mami has a loyal following, with clients praising Krystal, writing, “Her work is always 100%, and I have never left unsatisfied. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for bomb lashes or perfect eyebrows!” Others write, she’s “one of the finest, hard-to-find perfectionists,” with one reviewer raving, “Krystal was sent from the gods! She’s super nice and knows exactly what she’s doing.”

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