Those looking for elite salon services - think cuts and color, hair extensions, makeup applications, bridal looks - flock to the hair and makeup magicians at Janelle Alexis Salon. This tony Tanglewood salon is a sanctuary of style, thanks to expertly trained beauticians focused on providing an extraordinary experience (It’s true, the salon ranked number one in Houston Chronicle’s Best of the Best awards, plus its owner, Janelle Alexis Flatt, is among Houstonian’s best hair stylists.).
Houston’s most beautiful trust this one-stop-shop for the chicest trends. It’s all headed up by Janelle Alexis Flatt herself, a master colorist, MAC makeup artist, and one of the foremost experts on hair extensions (she’s been schooling other pros in both the US and Canada on their intricacies for 12 years now).
Flatt and her team rely on decades of experience and ongoing training to craft a bespoke beauty plan for each client. It starts with knowing and asking clients the most important questions. Combined with intuition, your artist discerns what would be most flattering for you. And if you don’t know which direction to take - be it a complete transformation or subtle change - before heading in? Hop on a virtual consultation.
"Communication is always easier when you're in your own environment," Flatt says. "Just 15 minutes on FaceTime after submitting the online hair color or extensions form gives me a full view of your hair's history, see its current state, and ask questions — you get to ask all your questions too. It's a huge time-saver, and then you already feel comfortable when you head into the salon."
Clients feel even more comfortable when they learn the many safety precautions strictly adhered to in the “New Normal” of COVID-19. Protocols from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation are followed to a T. That means limiting the number of clients in the salon; no extra guests; hands sanitized; masks worn by everyone; a signed COVID release waiver; pre-packaged, sterilized smocks ready; and many other behind-the-scenes precautions. For those who are immune-compromised or just extra scared, a private room awaits.
“I have never been so excited to have a hair appointment as I was yesterday, after two months of quarantine!” Barbara K announced on Yelp, “The whole salon is doing an outstanding job of dealing with the COVID-19 health concerns. After trying several high-end salons, I will not go anywhere else! Above and beyond in every way.”
Still not feeling ready to step into the salon? Hello, Beauty Boxes! It’s a literal beauty pick-me-up; expert, at-home all-over color or base-breaks for highlights mixed after a virtual appointment and delivered directly to your car.
New clients love the 15 percent discount that’s applied to their first visit, along with a free goodie bag presented on the way out. You'll also get Instagram-worthy pics of your new look, as the stylists have been trained in the best ways to pose clients and use the light to highlight their work. You can check out Flatt and her team’s work at @houstonhairbabe and @janellealexissalon on Instagram.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new stylist, need a trim or color touch-up, or want a complete change, Janelle Alexis Salon’s stylists are ready to make you feel even more beautiful - inside and out. Your look is sure to be a stunner with this team of hair and makeup masters on your side.
Photography by: Janelle Alexis Salon