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SMU Juniors Jaisan Avery and Kayla Spears paint together during Curlchella hosted by SMU Fro, Dallas Texas, Wednesday April 17, 2024 (©2024/Mikaila Neverson/SMU).
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Salons, spas for the SMU student

Salons, spas for the SMU student

Elle Woods makes it look easy. She has the perfect hair, body and outfits for every circumstance. I bet she never rolled up to her 8 a.m. class with glasses, a messy bun and Uggs on. Everyone sees classic movies like Legally Blonde and thinks that that’s how they will look in college.

Then the reality hits you like a ton of bricks. You’re tired, behind in every class, and the homesickness has really kicked in. Your roots are starting to show, the cafeteria food is making you break out, and your eyebrows are starting to resemble hairy caterpillars. What’s the worst part of all of this? You have no idea where to go to fix all these problems.

All you want is to feel like a new person again, and maybe get a decent manicure. Is that really so much to ask for? Here is a quick break down of the best places to go to get a hair cut, pedicure or anything else you need so that you can feel like a human again.

Salon Pompeo

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Salon Pompeo has been featured in D Magazine, Elle and Good Housekeeping. The salon is known throughout campus as the best place to go to get luscious locks. Whether you want to try a new color or just need to trim off your dead ends, check out the services that Salon Pompeo has to offer.

The Pretty Kitty

If you need a good wax, whether it is your legs or bikini region, The Pretty Kitty is the place to go. Located in Mockingbird Station, The Pretty Kitty has highly trained estheticians that know how to work with sensitive skin and use soft wax instead of the hard stuff. Soft wax minimizes pain, and the process takes only 10-15 minutes.

Exhale Spa

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Hormones, weather changes, diet and stress are all variables that can play into breakouts and skin problems. Getting a facial is the best way to combat dry, oily or sensitive skin. Exhale Dallas has a wide variety of facial options that can target sun damage, breakouts or help exfoliate your skin.

Tan Bar

If you’re too busy to get to The Falls, head on over to the Tan Bar. The Tan Bar specializes in customized airbrush spray tanning. Each application is customized to your body, face and hair so that the color is tailored to your needs and perfectly applied.

Hawaiian Nail Bar

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Located on Mockingbird near the SMU bookstore is Hawaiian Nail Bar. Enjoy a glass of wine or a margarita while getting a pedicure along with a student discount. Since Hawaiian Nail Bar is in walking distance of campus, there is really no reason why you shouldn’t get a fresh manicure tonight.

Getting your hair cut, nails done and skin rejuvenated is good for your mental and physical health. Taking care of your body will help you stay relaxed and ready to take on anything your professors throw your way.

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