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
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.
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.
The padded arena inside Great Play of Cypress is a place of transformation. Through interactive activities, kids ages 6 months to 12 years old build new motor skills and develop full ranges of movement. After the Introductory Motor Skills Program, Great Play's instructors help kids learn coordination and agility, which will come into play during sports. Great Play also hosts Zumba for Kids, Birthday Parties, and a Parents' Night Out. For the latter, Great Play's kids experts supervise and occupy children while moms and dads go out on dates or stay at home and play with Legos.
Skinrevite is sensitive to sensitive skin. The center's Delphia Del Sol microdermabrasion equipment is built to give clients a choice: they can undergo regular crystal exfoliation, or they can choose crystal-free abrasive pads that are less likely to scratch thin or irritable skin. To multiply the effects of these treatments, the center also performs mini chemical facials, which diminish wrinkles and fine lines on the face without erasing the treasure map a pirate drew there when he couldn't find any scrap parchment. A particular specialty of the center is laser hair removal, which it adapts to each client's hair color and skin type to maximize its effectiveness.
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.