Dr. Mary Katherine Henson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Texas Woman's University. After working in a variety of hospitals and after completing medical school, she now works as the head of Elite Medical Skin & Laser Center, where she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radiofrequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.
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.
From within her private studio at Tuscany Salons & Spa, Perfect Derma's owner and licensed aesthetician, Ghada Salem, keeps tabs on her clients. Compiling a detailed record of the skincare products each guest uses allows her to personalize treatments, which range from photofacials and microdermabrasion to permanent makeup and lash extensions.
Selena, the owner of Desert Rose Beauty Salon, sees beauty from a variety of perspectives. Her multicultural salon draws inspiration from a grab bag of traditions to create a space where perms and updos feel at home with intricate henna tattoos and eyebrow threading. She's also adept at more standard fare. Facials imbue the skin with herbal scents or that brighten and even tone. Nearer the extremities, she beautifies hands with manicures, pedicures, and paraffin wax dips—a treatment that earned her a life-time ban from Madame Toussaude's dinner parties.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyebrow threading and facials
Twenty-five years in the hair industry means a lot of strands were cut, colored, and styled by Kim. She specializes in both men’s and women’s haircuts, and infuses hair with full color or highlights that befits the season or favorite taffy flavor.
Helmed by board-certified physician and skincare specialist Dr. Naz Keshwani, the team at Med Cure Anti-Aging & Skincare performs the latest minimally invasive aesthetic and weight-loss procedures. The doc prescribes a spectrum of laser procedures for skin issues, including spider- and varicose-vein treatments, laser hair or tattoo removal, and a Blu-U acne treatment that is designed to safely kill blemish-causing bacteria in the skin. FDA-approved injectables such as Botox and Juvederm smooth out lines and wrinkles webbed across the face, and potent chemical peels work to reverse the effects of sun damage or spending too long watching food cook in the microwave.
The team works with clients on general health issues, too?overweight individuals can sit down with Dr. Keshwani for a weight-loss consultation, complete with bloodwork and metabolism-boosting injections. Women can benefit from bio-identical hormone therapy?made from plant-derived hormones?which can help alleviate the ailments of menopause, including slowed metabolism, hot flashes, and even osteoporosis and heart disease.