The pictures are in!

Posted By Urban Retreat / July, 30, 2012 / Comments comments

Our July 19th Media Event was a rousing success! From local television and radio personalities to industry bloggers, party-goers of all sorts came out to tour our River Oaks location. In addition to mingling with Urban Retreat’s gracious staff and owners,  guests were  able to sample some our our treatments and products, browse our retail selection and enter to win an assortment of goodies from Urban Retreat and other local businesses.

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Check out the photos below:

Artistic Director James Fojt with new Owners Saira Ali and Mike Butte.

Shern-Min Chow was just one of the local media elites we were honored enough to have attend the party.

Stylists (from left) Sarah Mitchell and Christophe Marais.

KHOU Channel 11's Shern-Min Chow poses for a photo with party guests.

KHOU Channel 11's Shern-Min Chow poses for a photo with party guests.

Sarah Gish (far left), founder of Gish Creative, tries out a new look.

Make-up artists, making their magic.

Stylist Kevin Battiste, with his hair model.

 

Location Director Gillian Freede (left) and Boutique Manager Fran Spector.

Service Coordinator Alejandro Balvantin flashes a smile.

Owner Saira Ali with her winning team.

Treats and giveaways, courtesy of Strip House.

Grand entry to the event.

Apprentice Jessica Ramirez looks on as Stylist Jesse Cougot sets his model's blue-tipped locks.

Stylists (from left) Sarah Mitchell and Kelly Kana, with Apprentice Lorraine Rodriguez.

Location Director Gillian Freede, with Stylist Jesse Cougot and Keratese Account Exec Johnny Cowart.

Loopy samples, courtesy of Three Olives Vodka.

Giveaways, courtesy of Three Olives Vodka.

Another of Three Olives' yummy flavors, S'mores.

Stylists (from left) Sarah Mitchell, Karen Beccera, Lindsey White and Kelly Kana.

Fresh flowers, not just for the party, help set the ambiance in Urban Retreat every day.

View of the downtown skyline, from our private patio.

Stylist Bryan Nguyen, with his hair model.

Check out Owner Saira Ali's fabulous neon-accented pumps!

Staff photo-op, with Owner Mike Butte.

Our Urban Retreat "Passport."

Location Director Gillian Freede, with Stylist Jesse Cougot and Keratese Account Exec Johnny Cowart.

Service Coordinator Brittany Austin strikes a pose.

Big thank you to all our sponsors!

Stylists Christophe Marais (left) and Bryan Ngyuen, prepping their respective models.

 

One of the many drawings guests could enter to win goodies from our sponsors and participating vendors.

Just a few of the custom-designed jewelry pieces in our retail section.

Our gorgeous patio.

Another look at that amazing view!

The DJ set-up.

Entryway to our beautiful atrium.

Quickie sample-massages were offered to guests, courtesy of our wonderful therapists.

Quickie sample-massages were offered to guests, courtesy of our wonderful therapy staff.

The Hair Salon.

The Skin Center.

The Nail Salon