To be the best, you don't have to beat the best. You can just as easily learn from them. Michaela Turnbo took this maxim to heart while training with makeup artist to the stars Cassandra Scott, a celebrity favorite who has worked with famous faces including Elizabeth Taylor and Heather Locklear. Recently published in Passion Hair Book 2011, Turnbo shares her skills as a style expert and aesthetician at A Petite Spa, enhancing and tightening skin with glycolic peels, nonsurgical face-lifts, and facials designed to work with any schedule. She also strips away unsightly hair from the face and body with her swift waxing services and gussies up complexions for weddings, parties, and luxury driver's licenses with makeup applications.
Licensed aesthetician Crystal Seidler uses her pageant experience to enhance her clients' natural beauty at her eponymous practice inside the Mélange Gallery of Salons. She can calibrate her deft makeup applications to suit a variety of occasions, whether it’s for a model in a photo shoot, a bride on her wedding day, or a lawyer fresh from the pie-eating portion of the LSAT. To refresh skin, Crystal also performs facials and peels that target specific skincare concerns using glo therapeutics products, which can also be purchased from the salon.
A lush, rainforest-themed waiting room greets guests at Boca Tanning Club, hinting at the tranquil skinsperience that awaits them. The Friendswood location boasts Boca standup booths and the Boca Beast bed. Each of these luxury suncouches has three different skin-shade settings in addition to an mp3 player, air conditioning, aromatherapy, shoulder tanners, facial tanners, and spleen tanners. The League City location has, in addition to standup booths, the 10-minute Boca Tanning Club laydown beds, which are designed to beautifully bronzen soul sacks in 10 quick minutes, with the help of built-in high-def music, aromatherapy, and cooling misters. Should you choose the spray-tan option, both locations use Magic Tan VersaSpa Spray Tanning booths for UV-free glow-bestowing procedures. These booths have an open interior design and drying technology that superbly seals in sunless splendor. At the Friendswood location, you can also opt to use your Groupon for five photo rejuvenation sessions using the Mon Amie Collarium system. This new treatment acts as an anti-aging panacea, reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving skin texture and elasticity.
The beauticians at Hello Gorgeous wield makeup, nail polish, and other pampering paraphernalia to transform girls into glamorous stars. A manicure dolls up little digits with a soak, file, and polish before a pedicure treats little piggies on their way to market with the respect and vibrant nail art they deserve. Finally, a staff member beautifies young faces with a variety of makeup shades and colors, outfitting them with rock-star attitude, runway-model swagger, or a constitutional monarch’s demure sense of propriety. For more examples of gussied up glitz within Hello Gorgeous’ pink walls, guests can check out its photo gallery.
Menchaca's savvy stylists expertly snip and style tresses after consulting with clients about their desired coiffures. Depending on hair's length, thickness, and bravery facing scissors in battle, the cut, shampoo, and blow-dry take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. Add dimension to hair color or try to subtly go incognito from codependent necks with highlights. Clients can peruse Menchaca's wide selection of products, including Paul Mitchell, Rusk, and Pureology, to keep strands looking polished long after appointments.
Aesthetic Alternatives' certified, skin-savvy staff clears the sands of time from faces and necks, unveiling refreshed mugs with a one-hour microdermabrasion treatment. Practiced hands employ exfoliation and slight suction to distance visages from fine line and wrinkles, stimulating blood flow and the production of new cells until skin surfaces are smoother and more brilliant than Plato on a dance floor. Throughout the scrubbing session, an exfoliant clears out cellular clutter, reducing pore and blemish visibility for a brighter complexion, and eliminating blackheads and helping lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.