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.
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.
Armed with their own brand of natural-looking and colorful lashes that last for two to four weeks, Amazing Lash Studio’s aestheticians expertly gussy up eye regions. Within the warm-toned boutique, staffers individually attach the synthetic fibers to lashes 1 millimeter from the skin with a pharmaceutical-grade adhesive, creating a lush lash line without damaging natural lashes. Each fiber is curled to seamlessly double as a natural lash, and clients can wear the extensions in water or apply salon-approved mascara 48 hours after application. To keep flirty appearances going strong, aestheticians fill out thinning lashes after one to four weeks during touchup sessions. They also use their follicle-wrangling skills in the salon's threading and waxing treatments, which carefully groom brows and depilate faces of unwanted hair.
At Image Sun Tanning Centers, certified staff members bring out patrons' darker sides with custom spray tanning and strictly maintained tanning beds. A free skin-type analysis provides tanners with information on solar-simulation dosage, recommended products that help to prevent sunburn, and strategies for avoiding subsequent awkward run-ins with Ra, the sun god. During 14-minute tanning sessions in Level 1 beds, sun-seekers can cultivate even tones. Under the strict maintenance schedule, the staff regularly changes tanning lamps and bulbs to ensure each solar-simulation chamber meets its potential. Alternatively, 10-minute Mystic Tan sessions imbue skin with an evenly bronzed shade without ultraviolet exposure or days spent bathing in a tub of melted pumpkins.
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.