The beauty pros at HMMC Houston specialize in rejuvenating and slimming treatments that require neither dark magic nor scalpels. They whittle down physiques with radiofrequency, cavitation, and body-contouring lasers, as well as a plethora of body wraps that address cellulite, skin laxity, and entrenched toxins. Chemical peels strip complexions clean of dull, dead skin cells and work to minimize the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and dimples you don't find cute anymore, while micro-roller treatments stimulate healing and cell renewal with hundreds of teeny pokes.
The stylists at the locally owned SH Salons cut, style, and revitalize coiffures using high-end haircare products from brands such as Shiva, Silkology, and Clio. They also straighten locks by applying keratin treatments and relaxers, forgoing the now-defunct practice of hammering them over an anvil. Dedicated to bringing out clients’ beauty from head to toe, the experienced staff can also apply makeup or polish nails with dazzling hues.
Hair Gallery's team of stylists aim to give each customer personalized attention. A consultation at the start of each appointment ensures each stylist understands their client's hair needs and favorite pet name used, and comfortably situates each guest with a complimentary glass of coffee, wine, or beer. Chandeliers illuminate all the stylish transformations, which can transcend tress modification to include eyebrow or lip waxes, Shellac manicures, or full sets of acrylic nails.
The technicians at Smiles On The Run keep teeth bright and healthy with safety-conscious whitening techniques. Eschewing bleaches, lasers, and bottles of Wite-Out, staff members instead use a peroxide-based gel and LED lights to achieve noticeable results. During treatment—which typically lasts no longer than 45 minutes per session—they even coat gums and lips in a protective layer of Vitamin E gel to prevent the whitening compound from bleaching the gums.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: Two to ten people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Pro Smile
Fresh fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and vegan ingredients enhance the natural nail treatments at Well Polished, an eco-friendly salon that uses only high-quality products. The Be Well treatment, an herbal soak with massage, keeps skin and nails feeling soft and healthy, while the Be Free restoration treatment removes toxins and the scraps of old nail enhancements with a dead-sea-mud mask. All implements are sterilized and steamed prior to use, and single-use files and buffers ensure that no client is exposed to the flakes from someone else's chitinous exoskeleton.