They may not paint on canvas, but the brush-wielders at Elegant Nails still create works of art. Instead of hanging their work on walls, their tiny masterpieces grace finger- and- toe-tips, brought to life with the bright hues of polish and acrylics. When tending to toenails, technicians take care not to forget the appendages they’re attached to, pampering legs and feet with relaxing massages and soothing sea-salt hot-towel treatments, and complimenting them on their taste in shoes.
Eliaz Sanchez has been a licensed cosmetologist for more than seven years. He specializes in Farouk Systems Chi color and is also a certified Klix extensionist. Eliaz can frequently be found at bridal events and other special events, although he designs glamorous makeup and hairstyles for any occasion. In addition to attending special events, Eliaz also frequently attends hair shows and educational seminars to stay current on modern styles, trends, and current themes in the hair and beauty industry.
The 11 savvy stylists at Salon Gity style, strengthen, and straighten locks with Paul Mitchell and Coppola products. Tress technicians spend about 45 minutes on each haircut, snipping head nests to client specifications and yielding styles more flattering than written compliments from Oprah. During keratin blowouts, high-end Coppola products seal strands with a protein-rich complex that protects follicle foundations from pollution and reduces frizz. Stylists spend two to three hours administering each root-bolstering treatment, after which hair hangs straighter, resists breaking, and deflects malignant lasers fired from outer space. Salon Gity cultivates an online gallery of its best styling work, which earned the store the title of Best Houston Beauty Store in 2005 on Citysearch.
The team at Creati'f Spa and Salon does more than just cut hair. Since throwing open their doors more than 25 years ago, their menu has grown to include facials, massages, and permanent makeup. Expert stylists use products from Redken and Paul Mitchell to replicate the latest trends in haircuts and color. They've also recently added laser services to their repertoire, using the advanced devices to rejuvenate skin or remove body hair.