From reflexology to eyelash extensions, licensed massage therapist and aesthetician Emma Thompson does it all. She invites both men and women into the cozy Angelic Touch Spatique for a menu of relaxing and beautifying treatments she performs herself. A lime-green cloth blankets the massage table in an otherwise neutral-toned spa room, where Emma enlists deep-tissue kneads, warm stones, and aromatherapy body scrubs to loosen muscles and joints and obliterate stress. She slims limbs and tummies with 45-minute seaweed body wraps, and gives mugs the fresh and clean aura of a newborn's credit history with signature facials and waxing treatments.
What started as a beauty shop operating out of Aisha Khalid's home has now, 20 years later, blossomed into 10 full-service, women-only salons. The aestheticians at Aisha's Salon & Spa were some of the first to bring threading to the faces of Houston ladies, whisking away unruly brows, chin fuzz, and emperor-tamarin mustaches with a thin cotton filament. For body depilation, they turn to traditional waxing, and body polishes and facials leave skin rejuvenated and smooth. Stylists trim, straighten, and color tresses, and makeup artists apply finishing touches with traditional or airbrush products.
Houston Center For Massage is a small business providing massage services. The main goal is to give every client the exact massage they want. Every "body" is different and everyone has different needs. Communication with the client is very important to make each massage the best massage the client has ever had!
Unique Silhouette works to both whittle down and relax bodies via a trio of wellness services. Clients looking to shed pounds can opt for a noninvasive lipo treatment, which uses ultrasound energy instead of surgery to carry fat out of the body. Alternatively, body wraps provide quick weight-loss pick-me-ups and can help clients burn calories and lose inches. And deep-tissue massage laced with essential oils helps ease deep-seated muscular pain.
The duo behind Odara Salon and Spa – one hairstylist, Amanda, and one aesthetician, ReQuesia – began their partnership as an on-location beauty team. They worked on-location services for local weddings and Quinceanera celebrations to keep revelers looking their best. After the demand for their services grew, they eventually decided to set down roots, and acquired a space to practice their face-flattering trades.
Their cooperative efforts continue to bear fruit, as one focuses on trimming, coloring, and styling hair, and the other on make-up application and smoothing skin. The stylist uses Paul Mitchell-recommended Awapuhi Luxury hair care products for all her services, while the aesthetician swears by the DermaQuest Skincare line. As an added bonus, they throw in scalp massages and shampoo with haircuts and upper body massages with spa services.