Hair has an annoying habit of growing all over our bodies, which not only looks funny, but also makes it nearly impossible to painlessly remove band-aids or emerge unscathed from a vat of honey. Conquer uncooperative haircoats with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a lower legs body sugaring and $25 toward additional body sugaring at Desert in Bloom in Montrose (up to an $85 value). See the sidebar for a list of sugarable areas.
Desert in Bloom's staff of trained tress-trappers administer body sugaring, a practice that originated in ancient Egypt, using a paste made of natural sugar, lemon juice, and water. Inside the candle-laden, flower-decorated, Asian lamp-lit sanctuary, a clingy strip of cloth is introduced to the area covered in the heated mixture, then gently tugged away, taking hairs, dead skin cells, and milk crusties with it. Unlike shaving or waxing, sugaring extracts locks in their earlier stages and natural direction of growth to minimize breakage, unnecessary discomfort, and ingrown hairs. After your leg de-hairing, eradiate temple fuzz with the sideburn sugaring ($25), smooth out your Southern border with the Brazilian bikini sugaring ($60), or tame ear beards and nasal manes (each $10).
- Finally, Desert In Bloom brings that boutique spa experience to Houston. I went in for a [sic] Egyptian body sugaring session. What a refreshing expeience [sic]. – Google Maps user who reviewed on 10/14/2010
- Went to Desert In Bloom and had a combo thai massage and body sugaring. What can I say except it was an awesome experience! – JPrince, Citysearch
Desert In Bloom
Within Desert In Bloom, a chic mélange of décor upon purple-hued walls melds the elegance of Bangkok and the spirituality of Santa Fe, reflecting the duality of the spa's menu of advanced technologies and ancient natural therapies. Paper lanterns vibrantly glow above the tranquil haven, illuminating the vibrant red, golds, and greens splashed across patterned fabrics and heavy silver candleholders sprinkled throughout private treatment rooms and cozy waiting areas. Aestheticians coddle visages with high-quality skincare products from NeoStrata, Skinceuticals, and Intraceuticals. Unwanted hair can be removed and skin rejuvenated with the advanced EpiCare LPX Alexandrite laser system.
701 Richmond Ave.
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