Through a commitment to continuous education, the stylists at Clique Salon have learned that hair fashion is a limitless art. Regional and national seminars furnish their infinite utility belts with evolving techniques, which they then apply to cuts, color treatments, and other services at their Houston studio. However, they do preserve one constant: a commitment to environmental health. Their stations remain free of aerosol and are stocked with natural haircare products, including formulas from Aveda, Modern Elixirs, and Tea Tree. Positioned within these fresh surroundings, the hair gurus begin each appointment with a consultation, during which clients sip on wine or another beverage as they describe what direction they want their locks to take. As the stylists cut, dye, and condition strands, they also dispense aftercare recommendations, enabling patrons to preserve their new color without hiring an art-restoration specialist each week.
Amerejuve MedSpa & Cosmetic Surgery boasts 10 Houston-area locations, each decked out with state-of-the-art facilities, designed to help clients look and feel their best. Amerejuve offers medspa services such as laser hair removal, an increasingly popular way to give up waxing and shaving for good using technology that is suitable for all skin tones. Clients can also reduce the appearance of stretch marks and moderate skin color and smoothness with eMatrix, as well as slim physiques, reduce cellulite, and smooth skin with VelaShape. VASER Shape, Zerona, and CoolSculpting also assist in contouring bodies, while visages are smoothed through microdermabrasions and PhotoFacials. Amerejuve also offers injectables such as Botox, and clients can complete looks by with the store's bevy of skincare products.
Additionally, Amerejuve boasts board-certified plastic surgeons, with expertise in an array of cosmetic treatments such as face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast augmentation, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure offered.
Guests who come inside any of Malibu Tan?s many locations are greeted with a handshake. Though that might seem like an old-school approach to customer service, Malibu Tan?s owner encourages it as a genuine way for his staff to connect with each client and provide them with customized services. For more than 15 years, Malibu?s friendly staffers have also connected with higher-profile clients?including the Houston Dymano Girls team?by helping them choose the best of each facility?s tanning options for their skin types. With UV tanning, regardless of whether a client prefers a supine or standup system, they are bound to get a strong tan, as all UV bulbs are changed 200 hours before they hit capacity or finally crack open and release a butterfly. There are also plenty of UV-free options such as VersaSpa sunless tanning, which darkens exteriors with a hydrating DHA-based solution. Each location also offers tan-enhancing products from Designer Skin and California Tan.
Founded in 1957, Piney Point Barber Shop is steeped in history. Some stylists have regulars going back 15–20 years, and shoe-shiner Bill Forte has been polishing men’s soles for more than 30 years. Clients who take a seat at his antique shoeshine stand may hear his tales about the shop's past, including the time the Secret Service showed up escorting former President George H. W. Bush for walk-in haircut.
Unlike many new barbershops that more resemble upscale men's spas, Piney Point has remained true to its unpretentious roots as a neighborhood fixture where a gentleman can get a trim and polish, enjoy friendly chatter, and get on with his day. That’s not to say that the barbers ignore new trends and styles. To stay on top of the latest men's cuts, they receive ongoing training in Piney Point's preferred product lines, which include Nioxin, Matrix, and Redken. The shop surrounds visitors in masculine décor, which includes black, leather barber chairs, granite countertops, and a flat-screen television in the waiting area that converts all dialogue into the voice of Sam Elliott.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The staff at Beyond Bronz'd understands the importance of offering clients with various skin types many tanning options. To meet these needs, treatment rooms are outfitted with Level 1-6 tanning beds as well as UV-free beds. Those seeking sunless rays can try the VersaSpa standing booth, which give clients two bronzing-formula options for sunless tanning and can be applied alone or as a suite of skincare applications. An optional pH-balancing treatment that helps enhance color can precede the sunless tan, or a visit to the hydration station both preps and nourishes skin with radiant heat, steam, vibration, and a mineral bath to make skin soft and supple. The booth also blow-dries the body between each application to ensure tans are locked in and hair doesn?t feel left out. Those looking to simultaneously trim inches can book a session for a Slim It body wrap to burn calories, control weight, and diminish the appearance of cellulite.