The staff at Tiki Tan supplies the environment for guests to acquire a deep, tawny hue any time of year. Three levels of tanning beds adjust to different skin tones, and a leg-specific bed ensures limbs stay dark even after shaving. The center also offers VersaSpa sunless tanning, which deepens complexions and moisturizes skin through an even coating of bronzing solutions and hydrating botanicals.
Licensed stylist Theresa Casanares believes that a freshly styled 'do can transform the way a person feels about herself. Located inside Sola Salon Studios in Katy, her newly opened salon, Salon Centre, is a warm and welcoming beauty spot for clients ready for a new look. Specializing in rich color and on-trend haircuts, Theresa and her staff of stylists pay close attention to each person in their styling chairs. They make sure colors suit skin tones and clients can maintain their new looks at home. Clients pop in for a hair-sleeking Brazilian blowout, or professional makeup applications in advance of a big night out. Refusing to subscribe to just one product line, the stylists at Salon Centre use their favorite products from Aloxxi, Surface, and Mizani lines to bring out the best in their clients' hair.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
At Skincare by Janell, the road to beauty is paved with grape extracts, pineapple enzymes, and rosemary basil masks. A 12-year veteran of the skincare industry, Janell combines her vast experience with a little help from Rhonda Allison products and a host of tropical serums, in order to treat her clients to facials that are as relaxing as they are nourishing.
There’s the Maui spa facial, for example, which uses vitamins and fresh Hawaiian pineapple to soften signs of aging. Or, the blemish control facial, that includes anti-bacterial masks to heal inflamed tissue. There’s even a gents' facial, which addresses male-specific skin problems and a teen facial that strives to help young people relax after a long day of eye-rolling. In addition to facials, Janell also offers microdermabrasion and lash and brow tinting, and can wax away unwanted hair from nearly anywhere on the body.
After the eyelash technicians at Adorable Eyelashes work their magic—applying a single extension to each natural lash—no one would guess that a client has synthetic or faux-mink lashes. The beautiful, elongated eyelash extensions typically last until clients’ natural lashes fall out, so Adorable Eyelashes recommends follow-up appointments to keep lashes looking lush.
Kaaya Salon and Spa's experienced staff primps paws and pampers faces with relaxing manicures, pedicures, and facials. First, nail stylists trim talons, clip cuticles, and buff away all chalkboard-scratching memories. After guests with newly cleaned claws choose their favorite shade of OPI nail polish, technicians varnish fingers and toes with the selected shimmering shade. Next, spa specialists daub visages with pore-cleansing facials, relieving human emoticons of dead skin, excess oils, and downturned parentheses. While the staff thoroughly mollycoddles clients, the subtle, earth-tone décor sparkles in the reflection of sprawling, shiny mirrors.
Color theorists argue that green evokes feelings of relaxation, clarity, and oneness with nature. We can't know for sure if that's what the owners of Jasmine Nails had in mind when they chose to paint their spa's walls pale green—but it certainly helps the space feel even more like an oasis. A menu of services that includes facials, massages, and regular and Shellac mani-pedis adds to the relaxing vibe.