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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.

Business Basics

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: Brazilian wax

Brands Used: beridons wax, relax and wax

15315 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Dr. Victor Atun is a board-certified plastic surgeon who describes himself as, "devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty." The goal of Dr. Atun and his staff is never to create a drastically different face, body, or soul-music collection. Rather, their philosophy is based in bringing patients' own unique beauty to the surface by touching up existing features. In addition to surgeries, the spa performs laser hair removal and fosters aesthetics with facials of varying degrees of intensiveness.

After graduating with honors from medical school, Dr. Atun left his native Lima, Peru to complete for internships and residencies in Florida and Ohio. Since then, the surgeon has practiced a variety of medical disciplines in a variety of states and countries, finally opening his own cosmetic practice in 2000. Though he's settled in Sugar Land, Dr. Atun regularly returns to Peru and Ecuador on medical missions. Emulating his dedication, the whole team attends professional lectures and conferences to let their skills and knowledge grow with their field.

17510 W Grand Pkwy. S
Sugar Land,
TX
US

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.

16667 W Airport Blvd
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Ash? Laser Med Spa isn?t owner Aisha Khalid?s first stint in the beauty world. The certified laser technician boasts 20 years of experience that includes owning the 15-location Aisha?s Salon & Spa, as well as her own clothing boutique and makeup and skincare line, Ash? Skin Care. Now, as a certified laser-hair-removal professional, she?s opened a laser med spa where she performs laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and the VI chemical peel. Using an FDA-approved Candela GentleYAG laser, she targets unwanted hair follicles to remove strands without harming surrounding tissue. Khalid tends to other skin issues, including sun damage and aging, by applying a VI peel that clears up acne, shrinks pores, and lifts off any bumper stickers attached to the face.

2448 Settlers Way Blvd.
Sugar Land,
TX
US

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.

4763 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land,
TX
US

Tanners browse through Sunny Beach's stock of skin-darkening equipment—including several speedy UV beds and a VersaSpa spray-tan system—and choose the tactic that best fits their bronzing fancies. Both stand-up booths and traditional beds are available in multiple wattages that toast skin to the golden perfection of perfectly toasted toast (tan times vary from 12 to 20 minutes). VersaSpa offers non-UV sprays to clients who prefer 60-second flesh revisions; seven different sprayable combinations of prep, bronze, and/or moisturizer are available to accommodate the seven ethereal manifestations of your body.

16525 Lexington Blvd
Sugar Land,
TX
US