Affordable Laser & MedSpa's technicians usher in the next generation of aesthetic trends by surfing the crest of beauty technology. At two locations, they draw upon an arsenal of lasers, SkinCeuticals serums, and beauty injectables to help reverse time's effects on the face and to carve bodies into more slender, smoother versions of themselves. Their Candela laser systems, for example, remove unwanted hair from all skin types by penetrating the epidermal surface without damage and heating up the hair root. And that targeted efficiency continues throughout their other treatments, such as LipoDissolve, which uses microinjections to break down localized fat deposits, and microdermabrasion, in which a diamond-tipped wand exfoliates the very outer layer of skin cells to leave faces smoother and more radiant than Don Juan wearing a fluorescent leisure suit.
Armed with their own brand of natural-looking and colorful lashes that last for two to four weeks, Amazing Lash Studio’s aestheticians expertly gussy up eye regions. Within the warm-toned boutique, staffers individually attach the synthetic fibers to lashes 1 millimeter from the skin with a pharmaceutical-grade adhesive, creating a lush lash line without damaging natural lashes. Each fiber is curled to seamlessly double as a natural lash, and clients can wear the extensions in water or apply salon-approved mascara 48 hours after application. To keep flirty appearances going strong, aestheticians fill out thinning lashes after one to four weeks during touchup sessions. They also use their follicle-wrangling skills in the salon's threading and waxing treatments, which carefully groom brows and depilate faces of unwanted hair.
In a sunny studio with sherbet-toned walls and a picture of Audrey Hepburn in a sun hat, Lauren happily spends her time meticulously attaching synthetic or mink lash extensions to her client's existing lashes. When she's done, her clients could rival Audrey herself with their thicker, more curled eyelashes. She can also add in colored or glitter lashes for a glamorous night out, and clients can return regularly for refills to keep everyday lashes full.
In addition to eyelash extensions, Lashes by Lauren offers permanent makeup for eyes and lips, which makes it easier to look great during a part-time job in the local dunk tank. Clients can also pamper themselves with facials that include acupressure massage and a specialty mask or stop by for beauty maintenance services such as waxing, manicures, and pedicures.
At the helm of Skin & Lash Co is Tina Duley, a licensed aesthetician whose singular aim is to improve the appearance of her clients' exteriors. After first studying health services at Wichita State, Tina went on to become a licensed aesthetician and receive a certification as a NovaLash stylist. Today, at the heart of her business are the peels, facials, and microdermbrasions that make up her menu of skincare treatments. Tina can super-power each of these with one of six different add-ons. These include a collagen-boosting red-wine peel, an anti-aging mask, and a facial ultrasound treatment that allows for deeper penetration of serums and can determine whether or not your nose is pregnant.
Houstonians have been revitalizing their souls and wrapping their bodies at Sanctuary Spa since 1984. Located on Shepherd Drive in River Oaks, clothes and worries are quickly shed as soon as the doors open to Sanctuary's ultra-fragrant full spa treatment area. Robes and slippers are provided for pre- and post-treatment lounging between Vichy showers, body wraps and a variety of massages and hydrotherapy treatments. Many women choose to stay longer by adding a power nap or a hot stone treatment; anything to stick around a little longer inside the colorful, clean, well-maintained space. For a full day of rejuvenation, Sanctuary Spa also offers light therapy, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy and hair removal services, which means you’ll emerge from the spa looking (and feeling) brand new.
Believing that beautiful hair can change a person's whole look, stylist Paola Franco performs an array of fashion-forward cuts and rich color services. At A'Foils Design—nested within Sammy's Salon & Spa—she specializes in foiling highlights and lowlights with wax papers, with which she can bring out subtle color in hair that flatters faces and is easier to find when lost in a haystack. Alongside expert salon styling, she provides facial waxing, special occasion up-dos, and Keratin Complex treatments, which gloss frizzy hair into sleek, silky submission. With a huge percentage of Paola's business coming from repeat clients and referrals, this popular hair spot is always bustling, yet Paola is never too busy to take the time to find out exactly what her clients want.