Organic Spa Houston's aestheticians stockpile an arsenal of exclusively organic products in their facials, massages, and body treatments to match the external appearance of wellness with a chemical-free body. Four flagship signature treatments—a facial, peel, age-therapy series, and microdermabrasion—smooth and revitalize skin with compounds that are entirely plant and mineral derived. The team used its earth-conscious mindset when renovating the building, coating walls with non-toxic, no-VOC paints and incorporating sustainable materials made out of cork, bamboo, and reclaimed wood. To complement the suite of guilt-free treatments, the spa staff requests that customers remove other stressors from the environment by leaving kids at home, silencing electronic devices, and forcing pet dragons to wait patiently on the sidewalk.
The team at Body Envy Houston uses Intense Pulsed Light lasers to zap off unwanted body hair and strip away years of sun damage and acne scarring, all from their cozy, living-room like office in Montrose. These intensive IPL treatments transport skin back to a time when wrinkles, discoloration and unruly body hair didn't exist, freeing customers up to simply look fabulous. The warm pulses actually clear away layers of unwanted epidermis, resulting in fresher, smoother skin that seems more vibrant than ever. For those really in the need of a good session, the clinical treatment room works as well, providing more intensive bodycare options like PhotoFacials and full hair removal. Or, opt for more traditional spa facial workovers to help restore vibrant, shiny skin to a smoother state.
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.
There is no follicle too wispy or fuzz too peachy to avoid the professional waxen masters at European Wax Center. Before your defoliation, you'll be slathered like so much beef brisket with the Center's calming cleanser and a pre-depilatory oil that fights irritation and redness. A very special, alcohol-free blend of polymers and beeswax is specially designed to uproot hair with nary a pang of pain. Afterward, your newly smooth skin will be pampered with an ingrown-hair-and-breakout-despising solution.
Winkin' Twinkies boasts a bevy of aestheticians prepared to strip strands as gently as possible from the skin of local ladies and gents. Enjoy a Brazilian wax, available for either men (an $85 value) or women (a $75 value). Before the signature treatment, you’ll be given a complimentary dose of beer or wine (for customers 21 years of age or older) to help quell nerves and ease you out of your undergarments. The friendly waxer will then cover your unmentionables with No Scream Cream, a potent potion that numbs the area to minimize pain. The procedure will exterminate unwanted strands from your most sensitive area, leaving you with fast and long-lasting results. Make sure to grow your hairs for about two weeks before your appointment, and call ahead to schedule your service.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is getting to know my clients and working with them to reach their skincare goals. As my clients' skin gets better, I can tell a big change in their confidence level. It is an amazing feeling to know I was able to help them feel that way.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
It is hard to say; I have gotten a lot of great reactions after services. One client's doctor asked if she had Botox, and she could happily tell them she never has, but that it was due to her facials with me that her skin looked so great.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Chemical peels
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison