The beauty technicians at Elegant Hair Designs make the health and well-being of their clients their primary focus during head-to-toe treatments ranging from facials and massage to hairstyling and nail services. On the salon floor, stylists cut and color hair and also coat strands with relaxers and body waves to tame frizz. They also offer natural-hairstyling services including dreadlocks and titanium Phusion blowouts, which smooth hair with titanium technology that locks in moisture and prevents damage. Away from the salon floor, aestheticians enhance skin with facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and chemical peels, and massage therapists enhance sessions with warm stones and aromatherapy oils selected to reduce stress.
In his 16 years of hairstyling experience, Mark Harmon has seen a lot of fads come and go. So rather than simply copy a trend, he works closely with his clients to come up with individual styles that will make them feel beautiful but still work with their particular lifestyle. But while his innovative methods and intense training make him adept at styling, coloring, or designing updos on the fly, he understands that many clients have trouble verbalizing their desires, and so he encourages clients to bring in pictures of hairstyles or celebrity mug shots in order to help direct their service.
For more than a quarter of a century, the aestheticians at Perfections European Skin Care have beautified and pampered patrons with a rejuvenating cornucopia of skincare, hair-removal, and massage services. In addition to microdermabrasion, electrolysis, and Synergie AMS cellulite-reduction treatments, they provide services specially designed for people who have undergone medical procedures. These treatments aim to mend skin damaged by chemotherapy or cosmetic operations. Before appointments begin, a clinician consults with the client to customize a plan of action and ensure that staff members don’t accidentally hit the patron’s self-destruct switch disguised as a button nose.
Dr. Dana McKirahan, DC, PA sets backs straight using a variety of techniques at Lordex Spine Institute of Conroe. For some patients, he recommends sessions on the Lordex Lumbar Spine System, which helps ease lower back and leg pain with inverted or horizontal decompression and strengthening exercises. For others, he prescribes traditional adjustments and manipulations to treat misaligned bones and joints, instead of gluing one’s hands to monkey bars and hanging in the playground all day. Massages can be either therapeutic or relaxing, serving to treat chronic conditions or simply erase tension.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools devoted to fostering individuality through personal client consultations, training in cutting-edge techniques, and encouraging students' artistic visions. Get a 60-minute facial to treat your frazzled facade to an hour of rejuvenation with Aveda advanced plant-care science. Or punish your insubordinate head by forcing it to watch as its below-the-neck counterparts luxuriate and refresh through one of three available body wraps: sea science, herbal science, or aroma with essential oils. All Aveda Institute spa services are performed by talented esthiology students, working under the supervision of licensed educators and using plant-derived, environmentally friendly Aveda products. Enjoy salon services from students with better results than your ill-fated manicure from a landscape architecture major with a trip to Aveda.
At Wellspring Asian Massage & Skin Care, massage therapists combine the strengths of Eastern and Western massages in their treatments. Their slate of services includes familiar Western treatments, such as Swedish massage and therapeutic high-fives, as well as Asian variations, such as Thai massage and cupping.
At Oasis Club and Spa for Women, the dual energizing effects of exercise and relaxation meet under the same roof. Ladies of any age can seek out camaraderie and encouragement as they burn calories in outdoor boot-camp programs, Pro Fit semiprivate personal-training sessions, and group classes that include Zumba, yoga, and circuit training. Even when prepping for solo workouts, guests can benefit from the warm staff's instructions on how to use their stock of HumanSport functional-training equipment from Star Trac.
Spa visits needn't be a solitary affair, either. Friends can find serenity simultaneously with party packages for girls' nights and outings for couples, brightening their complexions with Dermalogica skincare products and gabbing about the latest in cucumber-based eyewear. The spa tries to incorporate all-natural ingredients into treatments such as Bronze Biologic spray tans, Nufree botanical hair removal, and hot-stone massages.