During spa packages, brides-to-be, birthday girls, and teens don comfy spa robes and slippers before receiving soothing massages, mani-pedis, and facials from therapists and aestheticians at Spa Lounge. Classic facials revive spirits, cleansing facials wash away impurities, and rejuvenating facials refresh skin that may be marred by blemishes or covered in headlines from old newspapers. Aestheticians can also embellish faces with brow waxing and lash extensions.
Organique Spa's name is no coincidence. The newly inaugurated beauty spot swaps harsh chemicals for organic ingredients in its formulas. Organic facials cleanse and rejuvenate skin naturally, and the green peel sloughs away dead skin cells without stripping the skin of its nutrients. Mani-pedis employ natural polishes, and tanning sprays grant clients a bronzed glow without harmful UV rays or orange streaks. During relaxing appointments, clients can even enjoy wines culled from organically grown grapes.
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.
Looking beautiful shouldn't take all day, which is why Apple Lash Studio offers a menu of services that helps clients cut down on their primping time. Mascara can be nixed from one's makeup routine after synthetic-fiber extensions—available in black and glitter-coated styles—add immediate length and volume to lash lines. The naturally curved, semipermanent lashes never interfere with one's other daily activities, including swimming, showering, and sweating, and only take a trained lash specialist up to two hours to apply, one lash at a time, using sterilized equipment. While at the intimate shop, clients can also have unwanted hair quickly removed from their brows, lower legs, and bikini lines.
Technicians at Orchid Salon and Spa indulge visitors with a full menu of European-inspired salon treatments designed to ease minds and beautify bodies. During a standard manicure, groomers shape nails and treat cuticles before slicking on the client's preferred hue. A warm-towel wrap coaxes stress out of hiding and immediately smothers it in a massage of lemongrass and lavender butter. During the deluxe spa pedicure, hooves snuggle in a warm-towel wrap as a white-tea mask conditions heels until they're smooth enough to glide down a bowling lane. A hot-stone massage eases muscles, and a dip in paraffin wax softens and smoothens skin. Ladies opting for a shellac manicure repose as therapists arrange a constellation of hot stones over bodies, wrap shoulders in warm towels, and paint on the long-lasting chip resistance of gel polish. A relaxing spa afternoon eases couples with side-by-side pampering, strengthening their nails as well as their bond with deluxe nail treatments, relaxing massages, and time locked together in a Chinese finger trap. Gentlemen enjoy a basic manicure before a rock spa pedicure indulges piggies with cucumber heel therapy, a marine mask, and a hot-stone massage.
Upon entering Pure Zen Therapy’s tranquil space, clients are greeted by the friendly staff that goes out of its way to get to know regular visitors and to ensure a personalized, comfortable massage experience. Each licensed massage therapist in the spa’s stable boasts a resumé of accredited massage hours and a dedication to Pure Zen’s personable attitude, a skill set that facilitates clients’ complete and total relaxation as therapists release tension and unwind knotted muscles using a variety of modalities. Each of the spa’s 13 different styles of traditional, specialty, and foot-centric massage help foster optimal wellness, addressing problems including chronic pain and sports-related soreness or injury.
During sessions ranging from traditional deep-tissue massage to reinvigorating Thai foot massage, therapists encourage their clients to take a minute to acclimate to the relaxing space, using deep breathing and therapeutic wolf howling to purge stress. Pure Zen’s Sunday spa brunches, held every other Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., nurture the spa’s community of relaxation- and wellness-minded clients with a custom massage and foot scrub alongside healthy brunch food and beverages for an additional fee.