Nate of Beauty by Nate reinvents clients from the neck up with a variety of hair-care services. Appointments begin with a quick discussion of what a client wants in their new ‘do, be it long sweeping layers, a chic bob, or a comfortable nest for their pet robin. From there, Nate uses scissors, color treatments, and relaxers to transform tired looks into chic, new styles. Beyond haircuts and color treatments, he can also smooth curls and battle frizz with original or express Keratin Smoothing treatments.
If Salon Langeveldt’s zebra-print carpet, lime-green sofa, and bright-orange walls don’t tip you off, it’s only a matter of time before you notice that the staff members don’t shy away from creativity. Their service menu may be lengthy, but they excel at everything they do. One secret behind their success lies in the products they choose to employ—professional formulas from Matrix, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, among others. In addition to free WiFi and complimentary beverages, Salon Langeveldt offers a playroom for kids and adults with youthful haircuts.
Pigtails & Crewcuts' talented team of trimmers delicately unscatter strands while ridding children of haircutting anxiety. The laid-back environment ensures each child gets personal attention while the crew of cutters transforms mop tops and disheveled 'dos into beautiful face frames. Little ones can hop into a fire-truck cutting chair decked out with bells and flashing lights as stylists and parents powwow to determine the haircut game plan. To keep minds off scissor-snipping, cherub cheeked kids can watch a movie, and tweens can play on the in-store Xbox. After wondrous locks are whipped into style shape, each youngster can pluck a gem from the treasure box of 100-foot barber combs and life-size spray bottles.
Three generations of Katy residence can cite Geometrix The Salon as their spot for makeovers. The staff of colorists, stylists, and Matrix educators balance years of technical study with distinct aesthetic voices. They offer haircuts for both men and women, Stylists strive to tailor every service to male and female clients' natural features with haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, and even facials and waxings.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Geometrix has been serving the Katy area for almost 30 years. I plan to take the salon to the next level, providing premier services to every member of the family.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? After training with some of the best in the industry and learning their techniques, I knew I wanted to bring what I had learned in my years of training to the Katy area.
What do you love most about your job? I love that I get to meet new people every day. I am inspired by them all. "There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty"- James Addison
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? I was once donating my time for a charity event. The event was to help women with breast cancer. As I finished my guest's hair, I noticed that she was crying. She said that she never thought that she would feel pretty again until that day. We hugged and cried together. THAT was the best feedback.
Guests who come inside any of Malibu Tan?s many locations are greeted with a handshake. Though that might seem like an old-school approach to customer service, Malibu Tan?s owner encourages it as a genuine way for his staff to connect with each client and provide them with customized services. For more than 15 years, Malibu?s friendly staffers have also connected with higher-profile clients?including the Houston Dymano Girls team?by helping them choose the best of each facility?s tanning options for their skin types. With UV tanning, regardless of whether a client prefers a supine or standup system, they are bound to get a strong tan, as all UV bulbs are changed 200 hours before they hit capacity or finally crack open and release a butterfly. There are also plenty of UV-free options such as VersaSpa sunless tanning, which darkens exteriors with a hydrating DHA-based solution. Each location also offers tan-enhancing products from Designer Skin and California Tan.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.