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.
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.
At Spa Nova, Dr. Ted Piliszek's medical aestheticians recruit the latest technology and holistic approaches to fight age, clear skin, and soothe minds. The team draws on cosmetic treatments such as Botox, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal to smooth faces and bodies in time for summer vacations or sledless bobsledding competitions. The mesotherapy treatment specifically zeroes in on fat and sagging skin with custom-blended microshots of medicine, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids injected just below the skin of love handles or faces. Spa Nova's staff also soothes noninvasively with products from brands such as Yon-Ka and Obagi.
Zada McGuire, owner of Natural Gifts Holistic Center, advocates using therapeutic massage and holistic health philosophies as an alternative to medication. In a calming atmosphere, McGuire and her team of therapists execute various massage and energy treatments to help clients to overcome emotional and physical hurdles.
"Craniosacral therapy is probably the most life-changing” of the center’s offerings, says McGuire. “We just corrected a lady with TMJ” using the technique's signature combination of massage and energy work. But McGuire and her team also heal with traditional massage therapy, reducing muscle tension and anxiety without medicine, harsh therapies, or industrial-size steamrollers. “People think it has to hurt for them to walk out and feel different, but that’s not the case,” McGuire says.
The staff at Beauty Intensified Health & Beauty Spa enhance and soothe bodies, but never at the cost of an invasive procedure. Instead, they rely on noninvasive spa services to do the work such as faux liposuction, which uses sound and radio waves instead of scalpels to eradicate fat and tighten skin. Infrared body wraps also work to tone the body; massages and facials focus more on soothing.
Grooming and relaxation have gone hand-in-manicured-hand at Ann’s Nails for more than 14 years. Just as the sun occasionally disappears from our sky to rob the East of its nighttime, Ann’s Nails recently took a temporary sabbatical, but has now reopened its french doors to women and men throughout the community. As clients lean against the plush throw pillows perched on oversize white spa chairs, attentive staffers primp their digits with standard manicures and pedicures or durable solar, gel, or Shellac nails. In addition to doling out waxing services and facials, they also accommodate after-hours gatherings for anniversaries, bridal parties, and children's birthdays.