Licensed stylist Theresa Casanares believes that a freshly styled 'do can transform the way a person feels about herself. Located inside Sola Salon Studios in Katy, her newly opened salon, Salon Centre, is a warm and welcoming beauty spot for clients ready for a new look. Specializing in rich color and on-trend haircuts, Theresa and her staff of stylists pay close attention to each person in their styling chairs. They make sure colors suit skin tones and clients can maintain their new looks at home. Clients pop in for a hair-sleeking Brazilian blowout, or professional makeup applications in advance of a big night out. Refusing to subscribe to just one product line, the stylists at Salon Centre use their favorite products from Aloxxi, Surface, and Mizani lines to bring out the best in their clients' hair.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
At Skincare by Janell, the road to beauty is paved with grape extracts, pineapple enzymes, and rosemary basil masks. A 12-year veteran of the skincare industry, Janell combines her vast experience with a little help from Rhonda Allison products and a host of tropical serums, in order to treat her clients to facials that are as relaxing as they are nourishing.
There’s the Maui spa facial, for example, which uses vitamins and fresh Hawaiian pineapple to soften signs of aging. Or, the blemish control facial, that includes anti-bacterial masks to heal inflamed tissue. There’s even a gents' facial, which addresses male-specific skin problems and a teen facial that strives to help young people relax after a long day of eye-rolling. In addition to facials, Janell also offers microdermabrasion and lash and brow tinting, and can wax away unwanted hair from nearly anywhere on the body.
Color theorists argue that green evokes feelings of relaxation, clarity, and oneness with nature. We can't know for sure if that's what the owners of Jasmine Nails had in mind when they chose to paint their spa's walls pale green?but it certainly helps the space feel even more like an oasis. A menu of services that includes facials, massages, and regular and Shellac mani-pedis adds to the relaxing vibe.
Though Mimosa Spa specialists are committed to helping clients look their best, they are equally concerned with ensuring guests feel their best. That's why they supplement their beautifying facials and body wraps with relaxing massages in one of their 12 massage rooms and invite manicure recipients to recline in cushy massage chairs as bubbling whirlpools soak their feet. For waxes and full-body massage treatments, the staff welcomes clients to private rooms with soft, cushioned beds. Empathetic and experienced, they also take pains to address customers' questions and concerns, particularly before sensitive treatments such as permanent-makeup application or Brazilian waxes. The spa's decor unfolds across 4,000 square feet and also helps create a soothing atmosphere. Rustic stone pillars tower over the clean and cool tile floors, clear of clutter and illuminated by the soft glow of hanging lanterns. The warm orange walls are covered with art depicting peaceful scenes, such as a blustery autumn forest or a smooth river stone that's just dozed off to sleep.
After the eyelash technicians at Adorable Eyelashes work their magic—applying a single extension to each natural lash—no one would guess that a client has synthetic or faux-mink lashes. The beautiful, elongated eyelash extensions typically last until clients’ natural lashes fall out, so Adorable Eyelashes recommends follow-up appointments to keep lashes looking lush.
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.