Neither needles nor knives can be found at Body Contour Spa, where noninvasive laser liposuction transforms wobbly bits into trim and svelte physiques. Ultrasonic waves from the spa’s LipoLaser system permeate the area of the client’s choice—including the tummy, thighs, back, or buttocks—and gradually dissolve fat cells, allowing their contents to move through the body until naturally absorbed. Within three to four sessions, clients may begin to see noticeable whittling of their waists or shrinking of their third arms. Aside from noninvasive liposuction, Body Contour Spa aids in general bodily detox with prepackaged body wraps, which whisk away internal toxins from the body in as little as 45 minutes.
Using vibrant colors to dress human flesh, artists transform people into works of art at ABC Bodyart. A peek into the gallery shows images of people wearing clothes, patterns, and fur where there is none, their skin covered in expertly applied paint, temporary tattoos, and henna. The body-art outlet offers up models to paint during classes and private events and also caters to kids with face-painting packages.
Massage 2 Houston’s experienced and well-educated massage therapists travel to clients’ homes and hotel suites to render stress-relieving custom massage therapy. Thanks to their training in various modalities, the therapists ease pain with hot-stone, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages, as well as other techniques. Specifically, staff member Magen might leverage her expertise in sports massage to ply backs with rapid strokes, or she might employ other modalities such as structural massage and trigger point therapy. Along with traveling to homes, hotels, and events, therapists also perform massages at their salon for clients whose stress level only increases at the thought of revealing their secret home cave address.
Smiley Dental's quintet of dentists keeps tooth decay at bay and gums healthy with general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. Their gentle services cover everything from checkups and fillings to extractions, implants, and dentures. They also accomplish quality orthodontics with braces designed to suit the smiles of all ages.
From its perch on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Hotel, Skyline Spa and Health Club greets its visitors with panoramic views of downtown and a menu of relaxing services. Private rooms?painted with earth tones and filled with flickering candles?provide a tranquil space for therapists to knead and soothe muscles using hot stone, deep-tissue, and other massages. Alternatively, organic sugar-body scrubs and facials with enzyme exfoliation cleanse pores and buff away dead skin and unwanted freckles. Stylists and aestheticians, meanwhile, transform clients with services ranging from custom haircuts to spa mani-pedis. In one of the studio's most spacious areas lined with floor-to-ceiling windows, a whirlpool hot tub bubbles next to a heated, 75-foot indoor infinity pool.
As a trained image consultant with an MBA of her own, Venice Salon and Spa owner Tahita Doyle knows the power of appearance. "It's about having confidence," she says. Tucked within Houston's business district, Venice Salon and Spa offers a serene retreat from the bustle of the city. Understanding that many of their clients are working professionals who have limited time between meetings and executive-level karate matches that determine who gets the corner office, nail technicians quickly and expertly gussy up extremities using OPI and Shellac polishes. Meanwhile, hairstylists wield scissors, blow dyers, and Schwarzkopf salon-exclusive styling products to create new looks.