Both men and women can step into Ada’s Skin Care for a soothing skin or beauty treatment. Gold tapestries and earth-toned color schemes lend a warm and inviting feel to the spa’s treatment rooms, where aestheticians rejuvenate skin with everything from glycolic peels and microdermabrasion treatments to detoxifying thermal body wraps and salt glow body scrubs. Meanwhile, technicians man the NaturaLight laser system to tighten sagging skin and eliminate imperfections, such as wrinkles, broken capillaries, and acne.
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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 19 years of collective styling experience, Josh Elkins and Brandy Deason both 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.
To create the right mood for showcasing skills he honed at Vidal Sassoon, Chris Gangi adorns his classical-aesthetic salon with white sculptures, marble fountains, and buttery yellow walls. He leverages 16 years of experience to tend to strands amid these tranquil elements; his conditioning treatments, for one, soothe and replenish locks. Chris uses his special skills in cutting and coloring for good by transforming hair, instead of for evil by cutting people in line and making their faces red. He can also thicken manes with feather and hair extensions.
Outside the salon, if he's not attending hair classes and shows, Chris is volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.
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.
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.