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.
The technicians at Envogue Spa & Salon accentuate epidermises with traditional salon and spa services as well as medical-grade skincare. They dote on prized locks with haircuts, styling, and highlights, and banish unwanted fuzz via threading and waxing services using natural azulene cream wax. Their facials heal and brighten complexions to better attract the attention of jumbotron operators. For more stubborn imperfections, clinical skin treatments promise a respite from warts and skin tags using radioactive therapy and cryotherapy.
Signature Service: Laser hair removal & skin tightening/ wrinkle reduction
Brands Used: Candela
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We provide a simple yet elegant and tranquil atmosphere where our clients can relax and focus on taking care of themselves.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes and no. Although I believe that spiritual beauty is far more valuable than physical beauty, I cannot deny the fact that outer beauty matters. Your looks and the way you carry yourself are a reflection of how you treat your body and a testament to how much you care about yourself.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've been interested in the beauty industry for years. Being a medical professional myself I wanted use my knowledge and background in medicine to contribute to the world of beauty and self care.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a small family owned business. Our goal is to provide honest, high quality care. With us, the client is always first. We strive to keep our clients happy and satisfied with the services they receive at our facility.
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In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
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