Signature Service: Laser hair removal & skin tightening/ wrinkle reduction
Brands Used: Candela
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
We provide a simple yet elegant and tranquil atmosphere where our clients can relax and focus on taking care of themselves.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes and no. Although I believe that spiritual beauty is far more valuable than physical beauty, I cannot deny the fact that outer beauty matters. Your looks and the way you carry yourself are a reflection of how you treat your body and a testament to how much you care about yourself.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've been interested in the beauty industry for years. Being a medical professional myself I wanted use my knowledge and background in medicine to contribute to the world of beauty and self care.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a small family owned business. Our goal is to provide honest, high quality care. With us, the client is always first. We strive to keep our clients happy and satisfied with the services they receive at our facility.
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
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.
The expert staff at Skin Perfect Aesthetics renovates dermal coatings with an arsenal of medical-grade products and an array of pulchritude-imparting treatments within a warmly lit, modernistic space. During half-hour express facials, aestheticians lather visages with the cleansing CosMedix serum appropriate for each client's skin type, accommodating conditions such as sensitivity or acne. CosMedix ingredients are safe and pure, helping to minimize the irritation and allergic reactions that often leave skin crabby and belligerent.