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The 5 Absolute Best Places for a Facial in Houston

The 5 Absolute Best Places for a Facial in Houston Homepage

Our Criteria 

Offerings: When it comes to spa facials, you can get them individually or in a package deal. So we looked at facial companies that offered both options depending on the customer’s needs. 
Professionalism: Professionalism is a priority for any spa. So we considered how the staff members demonstrated that and the consistency of their service with their customers. 
Hygiene: A good spa facial place should be on top of their hygiene. When selecting these companies, we took into consideration whether they sterilized equipment after each use as well as how the aestheticians practiced good hygiene. 
Communication: Not all customers have the same skin needs. Thus, we looked for consistent communication between the aestheticians at these places and how they tailored the facial experience to their customers.

1. Sanctuary Spa

Sanctuary Spa Homepage

Services: Facials & Skin Care, Massage and Bodywork, Hydrotherapy, Wraps, and Scrubs, Waxing & Hair Removal Services & Yoni Steam


Address: 1701 S Shepherd Dr suite c, Houston, TX 77019, United States

Contact Details: +1 713-622-7722

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

                               Saturday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM 

                     Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.8/5
Total Reviews4.6/5
Score Consistency4.7/5


  • No sales pressure 
  • Personalized facial experience
  • Peaceful atmosphere


  • Hectic appointment booking

Almost everyone we spoke with raved about how amazing the facials are at Sanctuary Spa from start to finish. To put this comment to the test, we booked a facial consultation. 

When we called to book an appointment, the one thing we did not like was how the receptionist made it difficult for us to book an appointment by not providing the exact times the facial specialists were available. 

Despite the hectic time it took to get an appointment, our experience at Sanctuary Spa was otherwise pleasant. 

Upon stepping into Sanctuary Spa, we were greeted warmly with tea and invited to relax on their massage chairs. The overall atmosphere of the sanctuary spa was peaceful and stress-relieving. 

Besides this, everyone we spoke to on the staff was helpful, accommodating, and friendly. We appreciated how, before the facial began, Kim, our facial specialist, discussed with us our concerns, skincare history, and goals for our skin. 

She did not hesitate to explain to us what is involved with the different types of facials that would benefit our skin and helped us personalize our facials according to our skin’s needs. 

It was clear how knowledgeable Kim was about the products she used on her clients and us. Her passion demonstrated that she cares about helping her clients have a successful journey in getting beautiful skin. 

Not once did we ever feel pressured or stressed out during the entire facial experience. Moreover, we also liked how she did not push us to make extra skin care purchases.

Our skin felt refreshed just seconds after we finished our facials. 

2. Bare Necessities Spa & Boutique

Bare Necessities Spa & Boutique Homepage

Services: Waxing, Facials, Massage, Organic Spray Tanning, Memberships, Spa Packages & Specials, Spa Parties, Spa Products


Address: 1643 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact Details: +1 713-522-6929

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

          Saturday to Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.7/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.8/5


  • No sales pressure
  • Personalized facials are available


  • No children allowed
  • Lack of extraction process

The people we talked to who got a facial done at Bare Necessities spa and boutique commented to us on the reasonable prices and the professionalism of the facial aestheticians. Furthermore, many claimed their skin never looked better afterward. 

In order to check the validity of these claims, our tester booked a facial appointment—the entire booking process was easy and carefree. 

Our tester noted, though, that children are not allowed to accompany their parents during their facial appointments. So parents, book a babysitter before your next facial appointment. 

During the facial, our tester appreciated how her aesthetician didn’t spend most of the session recommending products, nor did she sugarcoat the facial process. 

The aesthetician that worked with our tester did pitch their monthly membership fee, but she was not pushy about it. (Yes, the membership is completely optional.)

While the aesthetician did tailor the facial to our tester’s needs, our tester did not like that the lady giving her a facial did not spend enough time on the extraction part of the facial. She completely ignored our tester’s blackhead (on her forehead).

Regardless of this, when our tester called back the next day, Bare Necessities Spa did offer to provide another appointment with a different aesthetician to fix our tester’s skin. That’s a nice point of accommodation, at least.

3. My Spa Joy

My Spa Joy Homepage

Services: Massage, HydraFacial, Peels/Facial, Spa Packages, Spa Parties, Deep Relaxation Therapy, Body Scrub 


Address:1007 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Contact Details: +1 832-538-1218

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

          Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Yelp Reviews Score5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.9/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.9/5


  • Peaceful environment
  • Historical home location
  • Professional & passionate aestheticians 
  • Personalized facials


  • Difficulties with appointment-booking 

My Spa Joy is known amongst their customers for their peaceful environment and relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, others commented to us on the excellent customer service as well as the gorgeous location. 

Since My Spa Joy is located in a historical Houston home, it provides an authentic facial experience for all their customers. 

In the beginning, there were a few issues with scheduling an appointment, but in the end, the appointment got sorted out in time.

When we ourselves walked up to the historic home, it was hard for us to believe that this was where the spa was located—amongst gorgeous trees and a quaint little neighborhood. 

The same cozy, homey feeling greets you when you walk inside. Immediately, the receptionist offered us a drink at the front desk and led us to meet our aesthetician.

Our aesthetician, Alexis, demonstrated her concern for our skin care needs as she walked us through the consultation, answering all of our questions. 

She even gave us tips for how we can use our skin care products to better improve the quality of our skin. We appreciated the personalized nature of her tips most.

Moreover, when she gave us our facials, she was tentative and professional, knowing exactly what she was doing. We enjoyed the personalized facials, which left our skin feeling brand new and thoroughly clean.

4. Sousan Med Spa

Sousan Med Spa Homepage

Services: Facials, Anti-Aging Treatments, Body Contouring & Cellulite Reduction, Laser Treatments


Address: 4550 Post Oak Pl Dr, Houston, TX 77027, United States

Contact Details: +1 713-527-9878

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

            Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.9/5


  • Knowledgeable & friendly staff
  • Variety of treatments
  • Replenishing facials


  • Lack of organization
  • Overcharge for extra treatments

Various people bragged to us about the friendly staff as well as the hydrating facial treatments carried out at Sousan Med Spa. 

From our tester’s experience, the entire atmosphere of Sousan Med Spa was welcoming and professional. 

However, our tester felt that Sousan Med Spa lacked organization due to the number of customers being sent in for late appointments. 

Regardless, our tester didn’t have a problem making her appointment on time. 

While Sousan herself demonstrates her passion for health and beauty through the way she carries out different facial treatments, all of the staff that our tester spoke with proved themselves knowledgeable. 

They thoroughly explained each facial treatment on their list that was the best fit for our tester. Yes, they offer a variety of treatments according to different skin types. 

Moreover, all the equipment they used is up-to-date with the latest technology. 

Additionally, our tester felt the woman at the front desk was trying to upsell her and overcharge her in order to purchase a package instead of individual treatment. 

Furthermore, they make you pay in cash for unnecessary extra facial packages/treatments.

Despite these things, our tester walked out of Sousan Med Spa with reduced fine lines, redness, and acne spots. The facial treatment at Sousan Med Spa replenished her face with the needed hydration. 

5. Alira Med-Spa

Alira Med-Spa Homepage

Services: Laser Hair Removal, Massages, Body Treatments, Prenatal, Facials, Waxing, Alira For Men, & Brides


Address: 1619 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact Details: +1 713-523-6000

Operating Hours: Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

          Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

          Thursday to Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.8/5
Total Reviews4.7/5
Score Consistency4.8/5


  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Knowledgeable aestheticians 


  • Expensive prices

Alira Med Spa has a reputation amongst its clients for being known as the place to go after work for a relaxing facial treatment. At least, that’s what we heard from the customers we talked to. 

Some even claimed that although the prices are high at Alira Med Spa, you’ll be paying for an experience, not just a treatment. Of course, we tested the validity of these statements during our own appointment with Alira Med Spa. 

From the moment we walked inside to when we left, the staff was professional and organized. Also, the stress-free environment contributed to creating a relaxing experience for us. 

We liked how the staff greeted us as soon as we walked through the door, and they did not waste time in beginning our appointment. 

Escarle, our facial care specialist, portrayed her expertise by going above and beyond to ensure our skin was in great shape before we left.

We appreciated her care to detail as she gave us different skin care product samples as well as recommendations to combat dry skin. 

After our facial, we left the spa feeling rejuvenated and uplifted. By the way, they do offer monthly packages and memberships for more than one facial treatment.


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