Kaaya Salon & Spa is named after the Sanskrit word for "Body." The mission is to encourage clients to refocus their attention to their own bodies and to embrace treatments designed to help them look and feel better. Stylists offer cuts and highlights, while skincare specialists tend to skin with facials and organic peels. Other services include body scrubs, massages, and laser-hair removal. Kaaya also offers more advanced treatments such as ion detox therapy and bio-synthesis light therapy, which harnesses the power of LED light to give skin a healthy, glowing appearance by increasing collagen and elastin without having to apply messy glow-stick liquid.
Wherever Wenny Blackman goes, Aveda's organic products are sure to follow, and vice versa, as the stylist, aesthetician, and owner of Wen Chic Salon and Spa—an Aveda Concept Salon and Spa—has been attending Aveda classes since 1996. Needless to say, she and her skilled staff employ Aveda products exclusively to augment their repertoire of salon and spa services, including colorings that use HeadMapping, instead of traditional wizards, to predict the amount of time, product, and cost for each session.
Before the Texas board-certified stylists can cut, color, or treat hair, Blackman requires them to attend classes at the Aveda Institute. The stylists' mastery of Aveda's curriculum, coupled with their overall experience, determines their status as a stylist, senior stylist, master stylist, or director. Similarly, the licensed aestheticians and registered massage therapists reach for Aveda products during facials, massages, waxing treatments, and airbrush-tanning sessions, which are staged in the spa area's quiet summer and winter rooms, free of cell-phone ringtones and piles of burning leaves.
Licensed stylist Theresa Casanares believes that a freshly styled 'do can transform the way a person feels about herself. Located inside Sola Salon Studios in Katy, her newly opened salon, Salon Centre, is a warm and welcoming beauty spot for clients ready for a new look. Specializing in rich color and on-trend haircuts, Theresa and her staff of stylists pay close attention to each person in their styling chairs. They make sure colors suit skin tones and clients can maintain their new looks at home. Clients pop in for a hair-sleeking Brazilian blowout, or professional makeup applications in advance of a big night out. Refusing to subscribe to just one product line, the stylists at Salon Centre use their favorite products from Aloxxi, Surface, and Mizani lines to bring out the best in their clients' hair.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
T Hair Salon’s expert stylists care about the little things, whether it’s offering their guests a complimentary glass of wine or making sure that not a single flyaway goes unsnipped. They perform a number of services designed to draw attention to your scalp, such as touching up roots, highlighting tips, and painting the rest of your body with upward-facing arrows.
At Skincare by Janell, the road to beauty is paved with grape extracts, pineapple enzymes, and rosemary basil masks. A 12-year veteran of the skincare industry, Janell combines her vast experience with a little help from Rhonda Allison products and a host of tropical serums, in order to treat her clients to facials that are as relaxing as they are nourishing.
There’s the Maui spa facial, for example, which uses vitamins and fresh Hawaiian pineapple to soften signs of aging. Or, the blemish control facial, that includes anti-bacterial masks to heal inflamed tissue. There’s even a gents' facial, which addresses male-specific skin problems and a teen facial that strives to help young people relax after a long day of eye-rolling. In addition to facials, Janell also offers microdermabrasion and lash and brow tinting, and can wax away unwanted hair from nearly anywhere on the body.
De Vero's savvy stylists mold unruly locks into chic hair sculptures in an elegant set of facilities befitting the royal treatment afforded to guests. The signature spa pedicure rewards feet for their tireless support of do-nothing ankles with a paraffin-wax dip. Meanwhile, massage artists manipulate gullible muscles into signing over their stress holdings, and hair caretakers apply deep-conditioning Kérastase treatments that leave manes shiny, healthy, and smooth.