Spas >The Transformation Studio
“The Transformation Studio has a great atmosphere and vibe.”
“and unique "around the world" fitness classes--like yoga, belly dancing, salsa, Bollywood Bhangra.”
“The services are very nice and the there is a lot of variety!”
“The Transformation Studio is a great place to go for so many reasons.”
“loved the quite location of the Studio and will go back soon for more pampering.”
“The staff was very friendly and accomodating and being around Sarah lifts your spirits any day of the week!”
“would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a salon that is high quality, good prices and personalized attention without the gimmicks of other commerical salons & spas.”
“With the long list of spa services available, it's a great place to escape for the day.”
Made me feel like a Princess!!!.
I was married on Dec 30th and had booked Sarah for my wedding makeup. Let's just say, she definitely brought that "WOW" Factor! I have never seen my face look the way it did. The best memory of my wedding was right before I walked into my main entrance, the doors opened, and the entire room stood up for me, and all I heard was a, "wwwwooooooowwww" echo through room.
Everyone came up to me and asked where I had gotten my makeup done from. She really focused very hard to bring the exact look I wanted. She actually went above and beyond for me. I was very impressed and very pleased. It's been 2 months since my wedding, and people are still talking about the Fab job my makeup- artist did!
Sarah was thorough, she was very professional & she listened to exactly what I wanted. The best thing I liked about her service is she works amazing under pressure.I had all my friends and family in the room while she applying my makeup- everyone had their own opinion, but not once did Sarah flinch or sigh. She continued her work without any hesitation. Her main focus was the Bride and she did a DANG good job. I would get married all over again (to the same guy, lol!) just so I can have her do my wedding makeup again!!
Felt cheated. Very disappointed. It's taken over a year for me to write this review, but I've finally gotten around to it. I would recommend extreme caution to book Sarah for hair and makeup. I booked her services for makeup and hair for my bridal and engagement pictures (both shot on the same day). It also served as a trial run for me for my actual wedding day. Brides-if there's ever a doubt, do a trial-well worth it! She had originally told me that and I quote "I'm not the best with hair, and I have a girl who will do that for you, but I will be doing your makeup". I gave Sarah pictures of how I wanted my hair and makeup to look like ahead of time, so she could give it to the lady who was supposed to be working on my hair. When the day came we there was no other hair lady-Sarah forgot to book her. Sarah immediately said she could take over those services (which I was skeptical of based on her previous self deprecating remarks but having little choice I decided to go with it). I should have ran. Sarah also lost the pictures I had given her days before so I had to verbalize how I wanted everything to look. She took about 4 hours trying to execute a simple updo-and failed miserably. She applied a ton of hair products, slides etc and in the end one side of my hair kept falling. She finally told me that I would need a hair piece bc I didn't have enough hair on the right side of my head?? I ended up going with Beautiful Face for my hair and makeup for the wedding day (absolutely fantastic btw), they confirmed to me what Sarah had done with my hair was total crap, and that I definitely had more than enough hair to pull off an updo (I have thick hair past my shoulders). What a pathetic avoidance, I was so disappointed that she couldn't own up to me about the hair. She rushed through my makeup for the last 10 min, and it was ok-in fact I'm sure if she had spent more time on it, it might have turned out great. But I was already very late and annoyed. She had implied to me earlier before the appointment that she had airbrushing services but at this time she said she didn't use airbrushing bc it caused cancer (wth??). The makeup she did for the photoshoot was very heavy in person and my lips were not glossy-she instead used a powder based lip liner that ended up looking rather cakey in person which I had to remove and redo in the middle of the photo shoot bc it had dried and turned flakey. It turned out ok in the pictures. Also, I had to end up having my photographer postpone the photoshoot several hours that day bc my hair and makeup had ran so late (almost 2 hours over!), and in the middle of it my hair fell out completely so I had to redo it myself-with a half down half up do which I could have done at home. For close to 200 bucks for a trial run of hair and makeup it was the most cheated I had felt in a long time. Sarah be honest with your clients next time, and don't take on more than you know you're qualified to handle!
Offers great services!.
I am a client of Sarah's from even before she opened her Studio. Sarah did my hair and makeup on the day of my wedding. She also did it for the other girls in my family. Everyone absolutely loved it and I got so many complements on it! Even now, three years later, people message me and ask where I got it done from. Sarah has such a vibrant personality. She loves what she does and it really shows in the end result of her work.
I have taken several fitness classes with her as well at the Transformation Studio. After taking the first one my friends and I were hooked. We went back for belly dancing, zumba and her world dance class. They are so fun and at the same time a great workout.
The Transformation Studio offers so many services. One stop for all your beauty needs!
A great teacher....
I went to her makeup artistry classes during the spring this year, I had so much fun there. She's very knowledgible in her crafts and her teaching is also about excepting yourself and made us all realized that we are BEAUTIFUL.
she is not afraid to share her experiences and taught me on the business side in the industry. Her pricing as far as I am concern is awesomely reasonable as a mother of two, she understood my situations and trust me enough to let me settle 50% of the tuitions and the rest after.
Her brushes and makeup products CHAMAK is AWESOME, and no other make up artist that has her Chamak name on each brushes,that alone helps me not lose my PRECIOUS brushes...
The only thing, I DO WISHED that it would last a little longer, because I HAD FUN and learning at the same time.. Give yourself a chance to make a change or just want to have some fun with unique ladies in her class, feels like you are around the world in her classroom, because we all came from differrent ethnicity and cultures,that was fun for me, because you interact and learned that we are all women ,all around... Much Love Lewna.. ;0)
Honest Opinion. Sarah has really good makeup for all skin tones... but i also <3 the fact that her makeup does compliment dark toned complexions & its also at a reasonable price. I also attended her Makeup Academy i feel its a great starter class if you have never been in the makeup field... she's very knowledgeable about makeup & also very helpful. The only thing that i would honestly say about the Academy on a negative stand point is that her class could have been more organized & on track. Other than that Sarah is really sweet & her makeup line & products are a very good product.
miss mason left halfway through the NIGHT course, for financial reasons, how can she comment on feeling rushed/ripped off. Other students from this very class have written positive reviews this summer.
in the signed student agreement & handbook, it states extra days are often added based on students needs & also allow students to audit future sessions FREE
the student pro makeup kit is not mandatory, the retail value is approximately $900
Great wedding services. Sarah Ali & The Transformation studio were an essential part of my wedding earlier this year. We had the Sanchak Mehndi at the studio. She and her folks did a spectacular job decorating the hall as I wanted it done. Sarah also did all the photography & makeup/prep for the Sanchak, wedding and Valima. You can tell she truly enjoys what she does and she excels at it accordingly. I am very fortunate that I found out about Sarah & the studio because she is a one-stop shop for so many things you need for a wedding. I wish her much success in the future.
Really good experience. Sarah is very nice and accomodating. Not really one to do make up it was scary but she made suggestions and made the wedding day go well.
Ego Boosting Makeover!.
Sarah is an absolute delight!
She sponsored my makeup during the Miss Houston USA pageant for both days during preliminaries and the actual show. The results were stunning and helped boost my confidence!
Strongly recommend, she seems very flexible and open to suggestions and her personality is so fun to be around easing stress during high profile events whether it be weddings, pageants, birthdays, galas, or whatever the occasion.
Great skin therapy!. I had my facial done about two weeks ago in the transformation studio. The place was tidy and clean. Laura, a sweet young girl, did my facial. Her work was excellent and she is polite and down to earth. Her facial made my skin fresh and I got helpful tips about skin care.I strongly recommend everyone to visit this place for their make up and beauty needs.
best place for a young desi brides THE TOP SPOT !.
I am 24 got married , here in Houston TX .. I got my wedding makeup and hair and duputta setting done by Sarah.. 1st of all she is very very professional ... very accommodating... I switched at the last minute I asked her to come to my wedding venue.. and she Agreed!! it cost me less money for her to come me then me to her.. saved alot of time thanks Sarah.. ! she is very talented EVERYONE i mean everyone loved my wedding day makeup and hair.. i went with the Bollywood WOW factor and she achieved it .... completely flawless.
. the duppata setting was a big concern for me i did not want to have my breast showing since i am heavy chested Sarah worked extra hard both days Valima and Shadi.. since the duppats are so heavy to fix them right and look great... ..
overall completely satisfied waiting on my brother and uncles to get married now so i can go back and get ready by Sarah..
I wish she had a location here on the North Side of town..
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