To help clients set aside the stresses of everyday life and feel more confident in their appearance, Carpe Diem Relaxation and Wellness Spa's staff uses medspa technology as well as time-honored treatment modalities. The center's cosmetic laser system, diamond microdermbrasion wands, and teeth-whitening products provide a modern approach to correcting common cosmetic concerns. Additionally, the weight-loss programs help people lose stubborn inches by combining everything from counseling to metabolism-boosting injections. Along with technologically forward-looking treatments, the spa offers vintage relaxation with massage therapy that helps relieve muscular tension.
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
A license in cosmetology isn't enough for a stylist to hit the floor at T'nT Concept Salon—they also have to go through the salon's own training program. After that, they have all of the skills necessary to perform the services on the salon's menu, which include haircuts, conditioning treatments, beard trims, extensions, updos, permanent waves, and smoothing keratin treatments. The salon also houses a color bar, where the staff mixes hues for highlights and all-over color treatments and where many Crayola crayons mistakenly go for a drink.
Over the last 10 years, Skin Essentials Med Spa & Hair Salon owner Kelly Davis has prettified more than 1,000 faces with the SofTap permanent-makeup technique. She sidesteps the racket and pain of traditional tattoo-machine methods to gently apply the pigment with a hand tool, giving her absolute control to craft a subtle lip shape or a seductively arched brow. Guests can find similar attention to detail in the spa's repertoire of other beautifying services, from simple mani-pedis to advanced exfoliation peels that obscure signs of aging. Injections of Botox or Restylane keep skin surfaces as smooth as a pancake, and full-body scrubs and masks treat the whole physique to ensure that even your Achilles' heel embodies a beauty that belies its vulnerability.
Tucked within Vereaux Hair Studio’s tranquil, earth-toned salon, expert stylists bustle around guests, trimming overgrown locks and flattering cheekbones with their expert layering. With Alfaparf Milano conditioners and Surface Certified Organic products at their disposal, they strive to complement faces with their hairdos, adding splashes of color to brighten eyes or lengthening hair with extensions to play down protruding donkey ears. To salvage dried-out hair, the stylists douse strands in various hydrating treatments such as steam-hydrating conditioning for very coarse hair. They also arrange hair into elegant styles for weddings or other special occasions.
The team at NuDaya MedSpa & Weight Loss Centers uses high-tech means to improve clients' appearances. A collection of lasers erases wrinkles, spider veins, and patches of body hair, and a device called the Lumicell Touch irons out cellulite lumps with mechanized massage. Even the weight-loss plans incorporate modern methods; lipotropic injections and appetite suppressants help patients slim down so that they can fit into their skinny jeans or form-fitting choir robes.