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Where to Get Gorgeous in Houston

When social obligations spring up and you’re short on time, call on these pros for your every beauty emergency

Not Just Teasing

Looking to create “a new experience in getting your hair done,” 20-something stylists and owners Travis Player and Roi Alan revealed TEASE Color & Style Bar in July. “We wanted a space where you can relax and disconnect from the world while getting beautified,” Player says of the newest addition to the Upper Kirby area. He and Alan designed it with the busy and fashion-forward in mind. Services include cuts, color, blowouts, conditioning treatments, extensions and makeup. The sleek salon, envisioned by Dennis Brackeen Design Group, features an inspired blue ombré wall, plus products by Bumble & Bumble, Kérastase, JK Cosmetics by Jentry Kelley and FORM, their in-house line developed using client feedback.

2828 Richmond Avenue

The Vanity Lounge

The Vanity Lounge

The Vanity Lounge

For flawlessly applied eyelashes and glamorous makeup—in the central location of Upper Kirby’s West Ave development—see Aubrie Layne, the principal makeup artist at The Vanity Lounge. A seasoned artist with a decade of training from Laura Mercier, she also started her own faux-lash company, Lucky Cat Beauty, and has worked with Molly Sims. The menu of services has just expanded with some of the most in-demand beauty experts and new concepts in town. These include makeup artist Tonya Riner, Glow Bar (organic spray-tan sculpting by the city’s best, Throwing Copper) and Facial Bar from esthetician Natalie Bolton, famous for her nonsurgical face-lift and express prep and peel facial treatments.

2800 Kirby Drive

Studio A Salon

The Beauty Brigade 

Nails, hair, makeup and waxing, oh my! Clients can check off their entire beauty to-do list with one stop by the neighboring Rice Village houses, home to Studio A Salon, Mai’s Nail Perfection and Svelte Waxing. “You can get a mani-pedi while you’re getting a blowout with me or makeup application with artist Bunmi Bush,” says Studio A owner David Armendariz, who has the Southwest exclusive on Italian makeup brand Lord & Berry cosmetics (best known for its Kajal Stick eyeliner). “We’ve got you covered.” Plus, Mai’s sells accessories like earrings and clutches if anyone needs some last-minute bling.

2405 Sunset Boulevard