The comforts of home. The luxury of a spa. The beauty specialists at Mikal Houston Mobile Spa combine the best elements of both, bringing pampering services to clients’ homes or offices. Individuals and groups relax as technicians add glamor to nails with manicures, ease aches during massages, and scrub away milk mustaches with cleansing facials. The aestheticians also specialize in unique treatments for large groups, ranging from wrinkle-erasing Botox to henna tattoos that pattern skin with temporary designs.
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.
Massage Therapy’s cream-colored walls ease clients into a state of introspective calm. But relaxation isn’t the only goal of this place of healing. Its therapists focus on providing pain relief through deep-tissue or sports massages. Natural oils extracted from flowers, roots, or peaceful bedtime stories enhance both the soothing and remedial effects of each massage, which may include increased circulation and relief from inflammation.
True to its name, Belle Visage Laser Medical Spa’s team specializes in laser aesthetics, wielding therapeutic beams to beautify faces and bodies. Led by two board-certified doctors, staff members target abdominal fat deposits with ultrasound energy during Liposonix treatments, which can help contour waists without surgery. The team can also revitalize faces with Clear and Brilliant or Fraxel laser resurfacing treatments, or permanently reduce the growth of unwanted hair with an arsenal of Candela hair-removal lasers. Some spa offerings also utilize natural remedies, such as facials with nourishing Skinceuticals products or therapeutic mud wraps that detoxify bodies without the hassle of moving to a swamp.
Float Houston’s pharmaceutical-grade epsom salts and private float tanks don’t just suspend the body—they let guests forget the world and explore the most creative recesses of their imagination. As patrons' minds wander freely, 600–800 pounds of epsom salts naturally buoy the body’s weight, ensuring that guests effortlessly float at the water’s surface. The dark, tightly closed floatation chamber cuts out distracting stimulation such as gravity, temperature, sight, and sound for uninterrupted daydreams. These relaxing floating sessions can greatly reduce stress, pain, and tension, as well as regenerate mental and emotional energy.
Beautiful Treatment brings beauty to you––literally. Specializing in at-home treatments, the company's dedicated staffers take their talents on the road to deliver a range of pampering services straight to clients' doorsteps. Acrylic manicures, eyelash extensions, airbrush tans, and haircuts for the whole family are just a few of the aesthetic musts made all the more relaxing in familiar surroundings. The team can also tote cases filled with MAC cosmetics to paint faces for proms, weddings, or slumber parties, as well as girls' nights out held at area hotels or poker rooms disguised as shoe stores. For those who enjoy hearing a symphony of salon and spa sounds, Beautiful Treatment boasts multiple brick-and-mortar locations where clients can receive the same soothing services. Each beauty haven also is open late to accommodate clients with busy work schedules or those who melt in the sun.