Best of the City 2016

Best of the Bayou City: Beauty

Including where to find the best spa treatment and the best colorist worth the six-week wait.

By Houstonia Staff July 18, 2016 Published in the August 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Best Men's Haircut


The barbershop is a gentleman’s destination once more at this local spot, where staffers are ever-so-gentle with their straight razors, silky soap and buzzy clippers, spiffing up patrons who sit back in soft swivel chairs and quaff complimentary glasses of 8th Wonder brew.

Multiple locations,

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Best Spa Treatment

Spa Partisan at Milk & Honey

This purifying, 100-minute ritual begins with the removal of dead skin via cactus-bristle full-body brushing (which feels way better than it sounds), followed by an aromatic scrub, steam treatment and massage, for a total package that’ll have you melting out the door.

2800 Kirby Dr., Ste. A134,

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Best Nail Salon


If you’re looking for a classic manicure, this Montrose salon will happily assist, but its talented artists specialize in statement nails, creating work-of-art accents, two-tone manis and anything
else you can imagine (or find on Instagram).

1403 Westheimer Rd.,

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Best Eyelash Extensions

Wink Lash Bar

This chic Spring Branch studio specializes in mink and silk eyelash-extension sets, allowing customers to tailor length, color and curl to their liking. Whether you’re searching for two-toned Katy Perry–style tints or classic, old Hollywood length, this is your go-to.

7925 Katy Fwy.,

Best Colorist Worth the Six-Week Wait

Chelsea Haley at Studio Eclipse

While her own hair is pure white—for the moment, at least—Haley has vaulted into Houston’s high-demand hair royalty for her facility with bright, dynamic color. See her custom creations for yourself on her Instagram account, which, with nearly 11,000 followers, explains the six-week wait.

5836 N. Main St.,

Best Blowout

Roots The Salon

These days, blowout bars all seem to offer the same one-size-fits-all look. But not this one, whose stylists will sculpt your coif into your own, personalized mix of volume, curl and sleekness, for a result that’s anything but cookie-cutter Kardashian.

1407 Richmond Ave.,

Best Kids’ Haircut

Sweet & Sassy

Glitter spray, gourmet lollipops, a fashion runway? Can we get our hair cut here, too? Boys, girls, tots and tweens descend here for parties, pampering, and playful haircuts, braids and up-dos. Parental pushovers, beware: The salon also sells fairy wands, stuffed animals and plush tutus.

Multiple locations,

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