A member of the medical community for more than 25 years, Dr. John Pickel uses his experience and continued education to guide the erasure of skin imperfections at Texas Vein Center. His team wields noninvasive lasers to reduce hair or spider veins obscuring the body. They also fend off swelling adipose tissue and charmless dimples with sessions of acoustic-wave therapy, which has the dual purpose of building skin elasticity and forming an impermeable bulletproof shield. Medical professionals imbue faces with the youth of yesteryear with anti-aging procedures including injections, photo rejuvenation, and facial treatments that pull from the Obagi medical skincare line.
A slew of odd jobs—including decorating cakes and selling life insurance—filled Ely Valdez’s days until he decided to become a triple threat in the beauty world as a certified makeup artist, photographer, and aesthetician. He now spends his days combating acne, oil, and other skin issues with glycolic-acid peels and botanical-packed anti-aging facials. He also gives private makeup lessons and expertly applies eyelash extensions to existing fringe or clients’ favorite stuffed animals.
Hello Gorgeous Salon and Spa's beauty mavens revitalize selves with the comprehensive Me Time Makeover’s luxuriant treatments. In the course of 2 to 2.5 hours, aestheticians swaddle faces with a pore-opening facial, and stylists tame overgrown head-lawns into pleasantly traversable coiffures with a cut and style. A manicure carefully prunes and paints nails, and a chair massage vies for the simultaneous affection of necks, backs, shoulders, and arms. Faces feel confident as they reenter polite society or mannerless prison yards following a color analysis, makeup lesson, and makeup application.
Mocha walls drench Amour Nails & Day Spa in a warm and welcoming tone that, perhaps not by coincidence, correlates with a few of the spa’s mani-pedis. For example, both men and women can sink into a cushy pedicure throne and enjoy the Ooh-la-Latte treatment, which hydrates skin with a chocolate-latte bath and a sugar scrub. Nail technicians also indulge hands and feet with a range of other tasty-sounding products, such as milk and honey to moisturize skin and green tea to protect it from free radicals.
While the main floor—dedicated to nailcare—bustles with the sounds of whirling footbaths and chitchatting manicurists, private spa rooms whisk clients into a relaxation oasis where they can obtain a facial, massage, or one of four salt and sugar scrubs and body wraps. The beauty team also conducts waxing treatments in the private rooms to remove hair from bodies.
Ultra Tan's staff makes sure its clients maintain a healthy glow, year-round. They offer a variety of high-pressure tanning beds, as well as UV-free airbrush spray tanning. Customized to each client, spray tans are available in varying shades for a deep, streak-free, and even bronze. Ultra Tan also offers FDA-approved red light therapy, which can help reduce signs of aging, acne scarring, and too many years of hanging out under black lights.
The aestheticians at Perfect Eyebrow Threading keep skin smooth and healthy from the forehead to the ankles. They skillfully manipulate loops of thread to remove facial hair and precisely shape eyebrows and use dollops of warm wax to remove hair from the legs and other areas of the body. Customized skincare treatments promote blemish-free, youthful-looking skin, and eyelash extensions boost natural feminine beauty. To further tempt visitors and Cookie Monsters, complimentary coffee, cold drinks, and cookies are offered.