The Houston native and lifestyle blogger Felice Sloan want you to be better friends with your skin.
The licensed esthetician recently unveiled Bayou City’s newest luxury skin care and face bar. Chic beauty bar. The Swanky Beauty Bar is located at The One Fitness, 6467 Westheimer Rd., And offers an opening special for selected services until November 1st. In addition, prices range from $ 65 to $ 103.
“Swanky Beauty Bar is a holistic experience,” Sloan told CultureMap. “It’s mind, body, spirit. I give the clients permission to let go of those 30 to 45 minutes and relax. “
Starting a business during a global pandemic, let alone one that offers relaxation and letting go, is challenging – even if it’s only for a short time.
“[Due to the coronavirus pandemic]I got laid off waiting to take my passion for beauty to the next level, ”Sloan says. “If I hadn’t done it [pursue] that now, I don’t know when I would have this window of opportunity next; I have no excuses. “
With restrictions on spas, Sloan saw customers digitally and traveled to their homes. When Governor Greg Abbott gave the go-ahead for personal care businesses to reopen as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Sloan followed safety protocols and measures to keep their doors open.
“Before I come in, I send my clients a COVID-19 questionnaire, take their temperature, wear a mask and shield, and clean all the time,” she says. “As we are in the beauty industry, there are important safety and hygiene standards in place. With COVID-19, we are more diligent now.”
Some may know her as a former co-owner of popular lifestyle blog Urban Swank, while others have heard her infectious voice as a co-host on CultureMap’s “What’s Eric Eating” food podcast hosted by food editor Eric Sandler.
As half of Urban Swank, Sloan fascinated thousands of Houstonians with her vibrant personality and eclectic sense of style. In 2018 she started her first solo project, a lifestyle brand, Swanky Maven. The Swanky Beauty Bar is her first by-product since her new brand debuted.
Sloan aims to highlight the inner beauty of its customers through a range of services for both men and women. Houstonians can expect facials for men and women, beard treatments for men, LED light therapy, chemical peels, eyelash lifts, henna brow tints, and much more. Fan favorites include the signature “SWANK ME” facial, Beardacial (beard facial) and the “Sweet Cheeks” facial. It’s important not to neglect the back and the prey, notes Sloan.
“Spending money on cosmetic surgery is perfectly fine, but for me I want to educate clients on how to take care of their skin with facials so they can have an optional make-up,” she says.
Sloan’s goal is to provide tailored skin care procedures with its customers.
“Between me and your home regime you are golden. Your skin will love you, you will love your skin, ”she says. “I help people become better friends with their skin.”
As a black female business owner, Swanky Beauty Bar is dedicated to refuting common myths and misconceptions surrounding beauty treatments for men and women with darker skin tones.
“What works for someone with lighter skin won’t work for someone with olive or darker skin,” says Sloan. “Raising people and being educated is very important. especially with a multicultural clientele like me. “
In addition, Sloan continues to work behind the scenes on the launch of their new skin care line, Felice Simone Skincare. Sloan says it is in the early stages and should launch in spring 2021.
Swanky Beauty Bar; 6467 Westheimer Rd. Appointments can be made online, at swankybeautybar.com or by calling 713-364-6023.