Inside Blue Jade Medi Spa and Skin Care Clinic's bright, airy interior, Dr. Ban A. Vu and chief aesthetician Bich Ngoc Nguyen restore skin to youthful splendor. Specializing in asian skin tones, the spa's advanced equipment can help mend problems on any complexion. Staffers wield lasers that remove hair, tattoos, and unsightly veins, while Botox and Juvéderm injections smooth away facial wrinkles and perk up sagging skin. Eight-step facials cleanse visages as they nourish skin with hydrating creams.
Ashé Laser Med Spa isn’t owner Aisha Khalid’s first stint in the beauty world. The certified laser technician boasts 20 years of experience that includes owning the 15-location Aisha’s Salon & Spa, as well as her own clothing boutique and makeup and skincare line, Ashé Skin Care. Now, as a certified laser-hair-removal professional, she’s opened a laser med spa where she performs laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and the VI chemical peel. Using an FDA-approved Candela GentleYAG laser, she targets unwanted hair follicles to remove strands without harming surrounding tissue. Khalid tends to other skin issues, including sun damage and aging, by applying a VI peel that clears up acne, shrinks pores, and lifts off any bumper stickers attached to the face.
Ultra Skin Care’s staffers specialize in all things skin, from facials and microdermabrasion to the application of permanent makeup. They try to assess each client’s skin as a whole instead of focusing in one procedure or one pore. The team sets up shop inside Blue Lion Salon Studios, an upscale facility decorated with elegant wall tapestries and housing 50 independently owned and operated salon, spa, and skincare businesses.
A 2012 pick for The Knot’s Best of Weddings, Fashion Face beautifies brides, bridesmaids, or wedding crashers for their big day with hairstyling and professional makeup services that include 16-hour foundations and tattoo cover-ups. Branching out beyond weddings, the salon also enhances everyday beauty with cuts and colors from experienced stylists and deep-cleansing facials that exfoliate and moisturize the skin. Custom airbrush tanning provides a natural-looking bronze without harsh chemicals or exposure to UV rays. Technicians apply the botanical solution by hand, adding darker hues to specific areas to create the look of a more toned physique.
Organic Spa Houston's aestheticians stockpile an arsenal of exclusively organic products in their facials, massages, and body treatments to match the external appearance of wellness with a chemical-free body. Four flagship signature treatments—a facial, peel, age-therapy series, and microdermabrasion—smooth and revitalize skin with compounds that are entirely plant and mineral derived. The team used its earth-conscious mindset when renovating the building, coating walls with non-toxic, no-VOC paints and incorporating sustainable materials made out of cork, bamboo, and reclaimed wood. To complement the suite of guilt-free treatments, the spa staff requests that customers remove other stressors from the environment by leaving kids at home, silencing electronic devices, and forcing pet dragons to wait patiently on the sidewalk.
Owner Mythili Muktevi truly believes the maxim that beauty starts from within. To this end, she focuses not only on fulfilling the beautification needs of her clients but on enveloping them in a welcoming, self-affirming environment. She and her talented team utilize a range of facials to quell troubles on a variety of skin types, infusing treatments with herbs, fruits, and plants that encourage glowing complexions and invigorate mental activity. Within the beauty haven’s salon area, stylists renovate lackluster locks with women’s and men’s haircuts and opt for relaxers and perms to transform the texture of manes. Additionally, waxing and threading sessions sweep away unwanted hairs, and henna services utilize a temporary dye to ink intricate designs along the body, eliminating the need to put a pet squid through art school.