The technicians at Bellalaser help patrons get through Houston's heat with a variety of laser treatments that put shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits back on the sartorial table. They fade spider veins on legs and faces and tighten skin, but their specialty is using lasers to remove unwanted body hair on all types of skin.
The noninvasive laser light penetrates hair follicles, shutting down production to inhibit hair growth much more effectively than cutting off the hairs' water supply by refusing to shower. The technicians, some of whom speak Spanish, can only perform the treatments on hair that is in the active growth phase, which means treatments take place about 6–8 weeks apart.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Calling on at least 10 years of experience each, the stylists at Hair Zone transform looks with an arsenal of creative beauty tools. Beyond precision haircuts, they imbue stunning color with Schwarzkopf products, including the Igora Color10 line that can cover gray hairs in just 10 minutes. For even bolder styles, they affix custom hair extensions to natural locks, harnessing subtle shades to blend in with the original hair or funky hues to create the effects of highlights without using dye or hiding inside a child's coloring book. The stylists can even enhance texture with frizz-boosting Brazilian blowouts, and boost luster with moisturizing shine-enhancer treatments. Amid its sunshine-yellow walls and glossy wood floors, Hair Zone lines its shelves with Nexxus Organics, Shiva, and CHI products.
With more than 25 years of styling experience, Ms. Shalini—a certified cosmetologist and skincare specialist who has studied beauty in the United States and India—envisioned a tranquil beauty oasis when she founded Instyle Beauty Salon. Today, along with Ms. Tamina, a certified cosmetologist, hairstyling specialist, and a graduate of New York’s Aveda Institute, Ms. Shalini pampers customers with spa and beauty services in a hair salon and three private treatment rooms.
In the Buddha room, tranquil statues oversee massages and facials under the soft light of candles and paper lamps. In the Village room, hanging lanterns illuminate rustic art as customers recline for facial treatments. Waxing and cleaning treatments populate the Garden room, which cheers clients with fresh flowers that commiserate amicably with freshly plucked hairs.
For the past 15 years, the beauty experts at Sheila's Hair Design have enhanced bodies with cuts and colors, the ancient art of threading, and henna tattoos that are ideal for weddings or turning a row of freckles into Pac-Man fodder. A boutique area showcases clothing and jewelry from Pakistan and India, including traditional pieces from Rajasthan.