Through a commitment to continuous education, the stylists at Clique Salon have learned that hair fashion is a limitless art. Regional and national seminars furnish their infinite utility belts with evolving techniques, which they then apply to cuts, color treatments, and other services at their Houston studio. However, they do preserve one constant: a commitment to environmental health. Their stations remain free of aerosol and are stocked with natural haircare products, including formulas from Aveda, Modern Elixirs, and Tea Tree. Positioned within these fresh surroundings, the hair gurus begin each appointment with a consultation, during which clients sip on wine or another beverage as they describe what direction they want their locks to take. As the stylists cut, dye, and condition strands, they also dispense aftercare recommendations, enabling patrons to preserve their new color without hiring an art-restoration specialist each week.
Clients at Stylingbar can relax during styling sessions, and not just because they’re sipping flutes of champagne. They can relax because they’re going to walk out with a fabulous blowout that will last for days, thus freeing up their time to do more important things, such as teaching the dog to sing.
The stylists at the salon wash hair and infuse strands with essential oils imported from France for an additional fee. They then create pin-straight locks, sassy curls, braids, and updos.
Uncle Funky's Daughter's curly specialists imbue coiled manes with a combination of in-depth curl analysis, frizz-eliminating cuts, and moisturizing conditioners. Sessions begin with an in-depth consultation, in which stylists meticulously analyze hair's natural curl pattern to identify the cut that will best work with each tendril. Stylists then lather up strands in an invigorating citrus-cleansing treatment that removes built-up residue and traces of self-doubt to create a clean surface for a deep-conditioner application, which layers strands in a creamy blend of rosemary and avocado to seal-in smoothness for a frizz-free 'do. Stylists then trim up curls, delicately restructuring curls before instructing patrons in the art of maintenance and moisture management at home.
Zebra-print chairs offset classic Doric columns topped with lights at Village La Salon, adding a fun element of funk to an upscale salon atmosphere. Inside, professional stylists shape hair into customized styles with a variety of services for men and women, which range from haircuts and highlights to permanent relaxers and conditioning treatments. They also perform a variety of other salon services, including mani-pedis, full-body massages, permanent makeup, and threading and waxing.
Lavender, grapefruit, honey, papaya, sea salt, coconut, green tea—though this may sound like a gourmet grocery list, for Voir Salon & Spa it’s a sampling of the ingredients that augment its foot soaks, exfoliations, and scrubs. There’s a reason, though, that the components might be found in a high-end eatery: Voir favors natural, organic treatments and keeps abreast of ecological and holistic methods, eschewing the chemicals and invasive procedures of other salons and intensive tax audits. This philosophy permeates the salon as well, from the natural, protein-rich compounds that stylists use to color hair after shearing it to the organic Essie and Zoya polish that manicurists treat nails to.
Yet the natural approach isn’t the only thing that sets minds at ease inside Voir Salon & Spa. Rustic, white-painted brick and aquamarine accents work together to summon the feeling of summer sky. Skin specialists employ lactic-acid exfoliation and herbal peels with algae as they fight acne, sun damage, or scars resulting from using porcupines as pillows. The spa’s massage therapists soothe both minds and bodies through massages that range from hot-stone kneading to Thai massage, during which yoga-inspired positions engage clients in relaxing stretches.
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.