Paul Smith is a licensed massage therapist who welcomes clients to Pro Touch Massage for a relaxing or therapeutic bodywork treatment. Traditional modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage encourage stress-relief and alleviate pain and tension, and prenatal massages reward mothers-to-be for the burdens of building geodesic-dome-cribs. In addition to these treatments, Paul also conducts more exotic forms of bodywork such as reflexology, lomi lomi massage, and Thai massage.
When Luna Labarca-Norris opened Sweet Escape Salon, she sought to bring her extensive education from institutes such as Matrix, Goldwell, and Tigi to the heads and hairs of men, women, and children. She and her duo of diligent stylists always begin each cut or coloring session with a consultation that uses a mixture of photographs, conversation, and flashcards of salon vocabulary to ensure that clients achieve the look they covet. The hairdressers' expertise lies particularly in advanced coloring techniques such as balyage or multidimensional highlights.
The funky, modern interior sports huge, brightly painted portraits and a pattern of bold, black-and-white paisley on walls, throw pillows, and furniture. A small boutique deals in colorful handmade jewelry and purses with intricately layered leather blossoms decorating the exterior. Teal walls surround the more conservatively appointed salon section, which is accented by little pots and pops of flora on small tables.
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.
You can rely on the same great service we have offered our customers since we first open our doors over 10 years ago. At Avalon we are dedicated skin care professionals, our goal is to start a new beginning with your skin. Bringing back the radiance and natural glow is what we do best!
Armed with all-natural Aveda products, the stylists at Green Apple Salon transform men's and women's mops during haircuts, special-occasion updos, and blowouts. In addition to a relaxing scalp massage, every haircut includes a consultation, letting guests work together with the stylist to craft the perfect look or swap banana-bread recipes.
JoLynn Swain doesn’t subscribe to the one-size-fits-all model of massage. The licensed and nationally certified therapist believes in the body’s ability to communicate its needs, and as an intuitive massage artist, her hands pick up on tension, stress, and pain and tailor their movements in accordance. Working within the framework of treatments such as hot-stone, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage, JoLynn listens to each muscle's patterns and deciphers its thick Texas accent to deliver the best possible treatment and address underlying issues such as past injuries or misalignment. In addition to her custom services, she also excels at reflexology as well as oncology massages, which, with a doctor’s consent, can help clients find emotional and physical comfort while undergoing chemo or radiology.