Every time Linda Dang performs a facial, she tweaks her method slightly to account for the differences in individual skin types. A licensed medical aesthetician with more than 14 years expertise in anti-aging skincare, she offers more than a dozen facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, dermaculture Iontophoresis, and chemical peels. The variety of treatments ensures that she can offer her clients options for all skin types when they want to combat acne, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, or overexposure to the sun. She also offers other cosmetic services, including permanent-makeup applications, micropigmentation, eyebrow tinting, and mole removal. Semipermanent eyelash extensions elongate natural lashes to eliminate the need for mascara and eyelash curlers, and can last indefinitely with proper home care and regular touch-ups.
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.
Walking into Spatastic Bodywraps feels a bit like coming home. More like a living room than a lobby, the waiting area is decorated with comfy loveseats and couches, textured wall hangings, and potted plants. Beyond a wooden folding screen and through a closed door is the treatment area, which is decorated in soothing neutral tones with a large padded treatment table dominating the space. Once visitors recline on the bed, aestheticians go to work, extending, tinting, and perming their eyelashes. But not all their work is focused upon the eyes. As their name would suggest, they also offer body wraps in addition to facials and massages.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash enhancements
Brands Used: Avon, Glad Lash, Gigi
At Skincare by Janell, the road to beauty is paved with grape extracts, pineapple enzymes, and rosemary basil masks. A 12-year veteran of the skincare industry, Janell combines her vast experience with a little help from Rhonda Allison products and a host of tropical serums, in order to treat her clients to facials that are as relaxing as they are nourishing.
There’s the Maui spa facial, for example, which uses vitamins and fresh Hawaiian pineapple to soften signs of aging. Or, the blemish control facial, that includes anti-bacterial masks to heal inflamed tissue. There’s even a gents' facial, which addresses male-specific skin problems and a teen facial that strives to help young people relax after a long day of eye-rolling. In addition to facials, Janell also offers microdermabrasion and lash and brow tinting, and can wax away unwanted hair from nearly anywhere on the body.
Toni J, also known as Katy, grew up around beauty professionals. When she was a little girl, she watched her grandmother press hair in the kitchen and tagged along with her mom whenever she went to her cosmetology classes. Today, Katy skillfully sculpts multicultural manes with formal styling, precision cuts, color, and extension techniques and draws from an arsenal of products by DevaCurl, Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, and Pureology. When she isn't working on everyday dos, Katy designs coiffures for runway models, and this work has earned recognition from EncoreHD Hair Magazine.
Professional hairstylist Charlotte Williams provides her clients with cuts and color treatments at Salon Park. The warm, inviting salon welcomes women, men, and kids for a full range of salon services, including relaxers, perms, and eyebrow waxing.