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.
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.
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.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of cruel mortality with a polished perfection exfoliator ($21.99). Designer handbags ($39.99–$78.99) stylishly store lip glaze ($17.99) and lash-prep mascara ($15.99) along with an array of eyeliners, which allow travelers to outline irises in plaid or paisley on the fly ($14.99).
Virginia Griffin owns Kismet Nails, a hidden gem concerned with sculpting and polishing nails with an expertise that comes from ten years of experience. She coats nails with solid-color shellac or turns each surface into unique works of art that can feature everything from arabesque designs to diamond-studded patterns.
While she generally conducts business from within the salon, Virginia also hits the road for mobile services, meeting clients in homes or offices. She even puts aside entire days to take care of bridal, birthday, or little princess parties, helping clients look their best as they walk down the aisle, grow a year older, or usurp their mothers’ thrones.