Signature Service: Shampoo and style
Brands Used: Nairobi
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: There is a short wait time.
The sweet irony of becoming a stylist is that no matter how good you are, you can never give yourself a haircut. What do you look for in a stylist when you need a trim?
I look for how healthy their hair is.
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Under- and over-processing.
If the apocalypse ever comes, what low-maintenance hairstyle would you recommend for the foraging person on-the-go?
Short, all-natural cut, all-natural curl set, or braids.
Nisha found her calling as a beauty expert by accident. Originally dedicated to interior design, she stepped in at the last minute as her cousin's wedding makeup artist and hair stylist when the original individual fell ill. Nisha found that the same approach she took to styling rooms—listening, visualizing, and delivering—translated to the beauty industry, minus the throw pillows, and she's been pampering and prettifying clients ever since. During appointments at Nisha's Salons, she and her skilled staff give each guest their full focus as they snip and color hair, soften skin with herbal creams, and enhance facial features with makeup applications.
America Bradley is a Matrix certified master colorist and precision haircut specialist. At Tuscany Village Salons, she breathes new life into her clients’ style with cuts and coloring services and conditioning treatments that nourish and strengthen damaged strands. The results are healthy, hip hairstyles that frame the face and embellish all of her clients' features, from their skin tone to the eye color of the man hired to hold their prop beauty mark in place.
The technicians at Envogue Spa & Salon accentuate epidermises with traditional salon and spa services as well as medical-grade skincare. They dote on prized locks with haircuts, styling, and highlights, and banish unwanted fuzz via threading and waxing services using natural azulene cream wax. Their facials heal and brighten complexions to better attract the attention of jumbotron operators. For more stubborn imperfections, clinical skin treatments promise a respite from warts and skin tags using radioactive therapy and cryotherapy.
The seasoned stylists at Yolanda's Hair Studio make over hair from roots to tips with high-fashion cuts and other hair services for men and women. A thorough sudsing scrubs away oils and other nonrenewable resources, reviving hair's natural bounce and swing before stylists trim ends and shape layers into a face-framing mane. Tress-tamers may also add hues to hewn 'dos with a choice of single-process color or highlights and lowlights, resaturating pesky roots or imparting multi-dimensional shine in eye-catching shades. A blow-dry styling then fixes domes with sharper elegance than a tuxedoed princess.
Despite her youth, Farah—owner and main cosmetologist of The Waxing Boutique—has built up an impressive resume. After graduating from Paul Mitchell The School Houston, she spent some time primping models for notable runway appearances and fashion shoots, including Houston Fashion Week, the Danny Nguyen Show, and the Alice in Wonderland Fashion Show. While working on those high-profile projects, she sorted out her true cosmetological calling and started leveling up her expertise in waxing. Pouring that same meticulousness into her waxing has paid off, particularly in the form of one staggering promise: painless Brazilian wax.
The numbing cream helps, but Farah realizes that it's the anxiety—not the actual waxing—that trips most folks up. To that end, she deploys impeccable bedside manner, a little charm, and loads of professionalism. She even puts harried minds at ease with a hyper-hygienic "never double dip" policy. Add hot towels to open and relax pores, and the guarantee that the whole show'll be over within 15 minutes, and you start to get an idea of why Farah uses words like "pampering" when she talks about waxing.
She uses creme and soft wax with equal adeptness, clearing underarms of hair or sculpting eyebrows into delicate arches. After all, she started her waxing career as an arch expert. And as a Paul Mitchell cosmetology graduate, she keeps a slew of tricks up her sleeve. Folks can pop in for haircuts, color and highlights, and makeup applications, and if they want to learn from her experience, they can take a 30-minute mini-course on how to recreate the look at home.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Brazilian wax
Brands Used: beridons wax, relax and wax