Originally an interior designer and color coordinator, Nisha realized she was meant to design hair when her cousin's makeup artist fell ill the day of her wedding and Nisha stepped in to save the day. She already had the fundamentals??her interior design experience taught her to listen to the client, visualize the whole picture, and customize. It's now 20 years since that wedding and Nisha's still at it at Nisha's Salon. She's hand picked a team of aestheticians and stylists, and together they design and color hair in a way that embellishes each client's individual features such as the shape of their face and the color of their eyes. They also offer facials, waxing, and makeup.
What started as a beauty shop operating out of Aisha Khalid's home has now, 20 years later, blossomed into 10 full-service, women-only salons. The aestheticians at Aisha's Salon & Spa were some of the first to bring threading to the faces of Houston ladies, whisking away unruly brows, chin fuzz, and emperor-tamarin mustaches with a thin cotton filament. For body depilation, they turn to traditional waxing, and body polishes and facials leave skin rejuvenated and smooth. Stylists trim, straighten, and color tresses, and makeup artists apply finishing touches with traditional or airbrush products.
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.
Ebony is a skilled stylist with more than 13 years of experience, which she puts to use when pampering clients at Salon Phenomenal Woman. In her eyes, every woman who walks through her salon door is phenomenal, and it's her personal mission to bring that out through custom cut and color services. Guests may also request luxurious eyelash extensions, which offer a voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
iBrow & Hair Studio's aestheticians spruce up their clients' appearances with treatments that run the gamut from basic haircuts to deep-hydrating facials. Among these are high-tech treatments such as the ultrasonic facial, which uses ultrasonic frequencies to help stimulate blood circulation and communicate with the tiny aliens that live on the surface of our skin. The staff can also mix and match these treatments into a number of different packages, including bridal services.
The aestheticians at Skin Solution Studio help clients beautify their skin with facial treatments that cater to specific skin needs. They perform microdermabrasions and chemical peels, plus facials that stall the visibility of aging, hydrate the epidermis, and render the skin smooth. Along with their visage-geared services, airbrush tanning, waxing, and makeup applications are also available—unlike anyone on dating sites that take too long to load.