The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Centers of Houston's team serves as beauty vigilantes, protecting patients' exteriors and hunting down signs of aging with advanced treatments and SkinCeuticals skincare products. During complimentary consultations, the staff and patients discuss their aesthetic goals and any problem areas, such as acne and sunspots, before divulging their favorite superhero and getting ready to embark on a custom-tailored beauty regimen. The office's stable of advanced skin-therapy equipment and services includes laser and radio-frequency systems, IPL photofacial systems, el?s acne-therapy machines, and dermal-filler injections, plus products by brands such as SkinCeuticals and Image.
While the name of this Rice Village spa may sum up its specialties, it reveals very little about the detail that goes into each service. Take, for instance, the mani-pedis: nail technicians not only lengthen digits with Solar or fiberglass nails, they also soften the surrounding skin with sea salt scrubs and paraffin wax. During facial treatments, aestheticians thoroughly assess the skin before combatting acne, dehydration, or signs of aging with a personalized medley of vitamin-enriched Matis Paris products. To extend the life of newly glowing complexions, the staff plies clients with take-home samples of any product used during their treatments.
Though the staff at A Flawless Face performs mostly nonsurgical procedures, plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Aguilar helms the operation. He's triple board-certified?by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery?and boasts 28 years of experience in plastic surgery. He and his staff use pharmaceutical, medical-grade serums with compounds derived from soy during various services designed for young, aging, rough, and sensitive skin. In one type of acne treatment, a charcoal clay mask seeps into pores, dissolving the bacteria and leftover barbecue sauce that cause blemishes. Anti-aging services include vitamin A and regeneration treatments, both of which incorporate nutrients that lift and plump skin.
Spalon International pampers and prettifies from head to toe with services for nails, hair, and skin. Microdermabrasion extradites troublemaking cells from the surface of the skin for a more symmetrical visage, like a man, a plan, a canal, Panama. The noninvasive, nonsurgical process is implemented by one of Spalon's expert skincare therapists after a consultation that will determine the appropriate wrinkle-minimizing, line-erasing treatment for you.
A third-generation hairstylist, Turk Inan is no stranger to hard work. He says Turk Inan Salon's brooms probably collect more than 20 inches of shed locks on any given day, some sheared by him, the rest by his team of Texas Cosmetology Commission–certified stylists. When he's not on the floor of his salon sweeping or sculpting new styles with L'Oréal Professional, Moroccanoil, and Aquage products, he travels to hair shows to demonstrate his skills to rapt audiences in locales that range from New York to Istanbul. Visitors will also be impressed with the comfortably modern waiting room, which features sleek leather couches, a flatscreen TV, and a mini-fridge where one can store the rapidly-decaying body of an alien life form.
Despite all the locks shed in his salon, Turk says his team’s signature service is applying Great Lengths hair extensions. "[All] of the hair sourced for Great Lengths is from the Temples of India," he says.
The artistic technicians at Shepherd Day Spa decorate digits with unique designs and radiant finishes. Wielding polishes from deluxe brands such as Zoya and CND, they groom nails and paint them with individual decorations such as animal prints, psychedelic checkers, and 3-D glitter. They also specialize in services such as facials, waxing, and massages, and many nail treatments come with additional treatments such as sugar scrubs or facial masks.