Satori means sudden enlightenment, and at Satori Salon that moment comes when stylists spin clients around to face the mirror and a brand new cut and color are revealed. Inside this Washington Avenue salon in the Heights, dark bamboo paneling and wooden Buddhas create a Zen-like feeling. The Satori experience isn’t just about getting a haircut; it’s about creating the perfect hair design in a lush atmosphere. The designers here are all established stylists, and many have master-level color training and experience working on photo shoots and runway shows. A great hairstyle might not lead to sudden enlightenment, but it can definitely be a great surprise during the big reveal.
Transformations to hair are only limited to the imagination at Innovative Looks. Subtle gradients of blue and candy-apple red adorn tresses with watercolor-like simplicity, while rainbow-dyed locks mean clients no longer have to bring a raincloud and a sunbeam with them everywhere they go. Hair imparts a sharper look when snipped into a sleek a-line, and keratin treatments provide long-lasting smoothness without the frizz.
Michelle Salon & Spa is an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Trained stylists help clients achieve a new look or add elegant touches to a preexisting style with haircuts and coloring, keratin treatments, and eyelash extensions. Luxurious nail services such as spa mani-pedis and ?minence Organic hand and foot facials call on sugar scrubs, sea rock salts, and vitamin E creams to render the skin soft and the nails colorful. The same care goes into faces during hydrating aromatherapy and anti-aging facials that rely on the refreshing effects of fruit-enzyme peels. This full-service salon and spa also offers Swedish and therapeutic massages that encourage relaxation and escape, along with deep-tissue massages that target muscles aching from strains and injuries stemming from athletic pursuits or attempting to massage your own back.
It's safe to say the staff at Figaro Salon & Spa is detail-oriented. They spend their days contemplating the length of a strand of hair, the smooth curve a nail, or the dilation of a pore. Their ranks consist of 19 stylist-colorists—10 of whom boast a master's certification in their skillset—joined by a smattering of aestheticians and manicurists. Together, they remove hair with scissors or lasers, beautify skin with makeup or spa treatments, and massage away tension with skilled kneads. They supplement their services with complimentary coffee, freely-flowing water, and seven deep breaths per visit.
Judy's Hair Etc. is a full-service beauty, hair, and nail salon that has been in business for more than 25 years. A staff of trained and skilled stylists and technicians tend to heads with cuts, styles, and conditioning treatments, alongside color services such as full or partial highlights and brow tints. Other services include facial treatments which rejuvenate, cleanse, and exfoliate faces.
Linda Malveaux—or Lady L as she's called by friends, clients, and Sesame Street characters—has been transforming 'dos in the Houston area for more than a decade. Her mission is to help clients cultivate a healthy head of hair. If her services happen to make people look and feel great, too, that's just a cherry atop the sundae. She also attends trade shows throughout the year in order to keep up on all the current trends in hairstyles and technology, such as keratin treatments and laser hair therapy.