Creature comforts are half the fun at The Retreat Nails & Spa. Before services, guests can sip complimentary beverages and relax in a massage chair. Then, the relaxation begins. The spa's staff of nail techs pamper hands and feet with Shellac manicures and pedicures, and skincare experts do their part with refreshing facials. The Retreat also offers reflexology, which targets stress and imbalances in the body through the massaging of the feet, and waxes, which shape eyebrows and remove unwanted milk mustaches.
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.
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.
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.
Founded by master waxer Mendy Moses, Just Wax It has hung its smooth, bristle-free hat on its waxing services. Here, experts render flawless bodyscapes with a pain-reducing grade of Brazilian blue wax, a fact that has earned the spa accolades, including being named "Best of the Best" in Houston by Allure Magazine in 2012 and 2013, Houston Best by InStyle Magazine in 2010, and nabbing a finalist slot in Citysearch?s 2010 Best Bikini Wax poll. Boasting a decade-plus of experience, Nikki provides eyelash services, offering up an array of looks and styles. The spa also pampers guests with mani-pedis, body wraps, and facials that nourish complexions with vitamin-rich serums, and masks customized to treat each face's distinct issues and resemble its favorite superhero.
As fatigued bodies enter The Root of You Salon and Day Spa, music and soothing aromas envelop them. At the salon, stylists cut and color hair, care for nails, and apply makeup for special events and momentous peace talks. Aestheticians present a choice of eight facials that each come with a light massage and hand treatment. The body studio's massage therapists chase stress away with modalities such as warm-stone, aromatherapy, and sports massage. During private parties, the space transforms into a festival of flowers, gift baskets, and catering organized by an event manager and a hostess.