With a population that boasts a median age of just 32.9 years, its no wonder every face in Houston seems youthful and unlined. Of course, with the blistering Southern sun bringing more than 99 90-degree days per year, eternal youth is by no means a guarantee. Luckily, Houston is home to a vast number of salons and spas offering treatments to help clients keep their youthful demeanor for years to come.
At Visible Changes, which boasts 12 salons in Houston, hair stylists cut and color locks under the leadership of company founder Maryanne McCormack. A former student of Paul Mitchell, Mc Cormack’s basic training program for hair stylists has won numerous awards for its thoroughness and quality, including a spot in Intercoiffure’s lineup of the world’s best salons and a Global Salon Business Award.
When it comes to battling the Houston humidity, residents turn to the staff at Neri Hair, who create smoother locks with everything from polished blowouts to CHI Enviro and keratin treatments that work deep into the hair’s cuticle to calm frizz and straighten out unruly strands. They also specialize in Great Lengths Extensions, which come in 57 shades so they can flawlessly blend in with natural hair.
Those who embrace their curls may want to try SoK salon, one of the only salons in Houston to hold Ouidad certification. While proficient in chemical treatments, up-dos, and dreadlocks, the salon also has a softer side: botanical-rich ingredients in Phyto brand products style hair without petro chemicals or synthetic dyes. And, in addition to helping clients achieve great style, the salon has partnered with a charity dedicated to helping young abused females in Honduras find opportunities to become independent.
When it comes to a true spa escape, Heights Massage takes the concept of relaxing retreat rather literally. The day spa––located in a quaint cottage––is marked by no signs, and a high wooden fence and lush foliage provide privacy for clients arriving for massages, facials, and other relaxing treatments. Therapists knead away stress and aches with modalities ranging from applying firm compressions to the body with their feet. To foster glowing skin, the spa’s aestheticians uncover softer complexions calming chamomile and rosemary, heal acne with tea tree oil and cucumber, and prevent lines with antioxidant-rich masks.
Though Seabrook’s Untangled offers a full menu of salon treatments, those looking for true wow factor make a bee-line for the lash bar. There, lash experts enhance winks with both faux and natural lashes that deliver an extra dose of drama just in time for weddings and other special events. The staff also complements newly accessorized faces with a supply of high-end cosmetics and spray tanning services.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of urban living and renew your senses with a massage and other spa treatments.