You don't need to read their bios to realize that the stylists at S.A.F.E. Salon were once beauty-industry educators. All you need to do is sit in one of their chairs for any service, whether it's a cut, color, or a keratin smoothing treatment, and listen as they regale you with tips and tricks for post-salon care. With 39 years of collective styling experience, Josh Elkins, Brandy Deason, and Shaila Rosa have a well-honed eye for fashion, and they whip up glamorous hairdos infused with color and texture. In addition to a stylish new look, the emphasis on education means that clients also leave with expert advice on at-home maintenance and how to keep from fraternizing with shower drains.
With its sleek white walls, alabaster manicure stations, and splashes of bright color emanating from wall decorations and knickknacks, Colour Nail Bar looks more like a modern boutique than a traditional nail salon. This stylish decor lends to the salon’s laid-back ambiance, which is reinforced by its motto, "Happy hour begins when you walk in!" Amid the piped-in music and social atmosphere, licensed nail technicians take pride in their artistic designs, which grace nails during sessions guided by strict sanitation guidelines. A sophisticated air-filtration system draws unsavory vapors away from the salon floor, and free WiFi keeps customers connected to their fantasy thumb-wrestling rosters.
Under the watchful eye of a board-certified surgeon, Limitless Medspa’s registered nurse and licensed aestheticians polish bodies until they sparkle like new with advanced med-spa treatments. Skilled laser techs deftly treat a variety of woes: they reduce corporal circumferences with the Yolo Curve laser, tighten sagging skin with an infrared laser, and send heated blasts into follicles with hair-removing lasers. Techs also beautify epidermises with dermal-filler injections, chemical peels, and noninvasive microdermabrasion facials, which nourish and soften the skin with a diamond-tip system and PCA Skin products.
The name might be Faces365, but this spa caters to any and all skincare needs. That means personalized facials, body waxing, microdermabrasion treatments, and Yon-Ka Paris botanical products.
For those new to the face-pampering game, Faces365's Healthy Results Intro Facial is ideal. It's a 50-minute service with two customized treatment masks, plus a relaxing face and shoulder massage and warm, scented towels. Vitamin C peels and microdermabrasion treatments can be added on to facials for extra skin beautification. Advanced skincare comes in the form of resurfacing treatments, non-invasive face lifts, and more.
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.
Sunny beams pour into Wicked Skin Care, reflecting off the gleaming floors and illuminating the decorative plants and tranquil earth-toned walls. Storm McAdams and her allegiance of Wicked Skin Care warriors pamper guests with an array of glotherapeutics facials and chemical treatments to hydrate faces while evicting blemishes, fine lines, and leftover face paint from second grade. Within a private treatment room adorned with homey wall decals and décor, staffers whisks away unwanted body fuzz from eyebrows to ankles.