The Upper Hand River Oaks

(713) 581-8412 | Email | View Website

1905 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions   77098

29.742758 -95.407410

Open Hours

Tue-Wed 9am-7pm

Thu-Fri 9am-8pm

Sat 9am-7pm

Manicures & Pedicures  more

Neighborhoods: Neartown/ Montrose, Central

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From The Owners of The Upper Hand River Oaks

Houston hair salon that features expert care for hair, skin and body and has been voted one of Houston's best hair salons.

About The Upper Hand River Oaks

  • Kerastase Products/Treatments
  • Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
  • Jan Marini Skin Care

The Upper Hand is one of Houston's most respected hair salons. In addition to being one of Kerastase's Houston treatment centers, The Upper Hand has also been selected as one Shu Uemura's ultra elite Art of Hair salons. The Upper Hand features numerous New York trained hair stylists and has been showcased in national publications, news segments and on the radio. Most recently, you may have seen some of our hair stylists performing magical make overs on the CBS morning show Great Day Houston. So whether you are looking for a blow out to die for....or simply looking to experience world class products like Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Jane Iredale or Jan Marini....give us a call today...and see for yourself what everybody in Houston is talking about!


Reviews for The Upper Hand River Oaks

1 month ago

One of the top 100 salons in Houston? I think not. I tried this place after receiving a gift card. My first visit was actually fine. I got a manicure and pedicure. I was offered a beverage and made to feel quite relaxed. The technician was very pleasant. I also visited her again for a facial and enjoyed the treatment.

I visited a third time for a manicure only am VERY displeased. She started 12 minutes late. She struggled with the cuticle trimming and polish--both tasks were done very sloppy. The hand massage lasted about 30 seconds...for both hands. I was no offered anything to drink. I left with polish on the palm of my hand and one smudged nail. I have no idea why anybody would pay $29 for this kind of service. I have no desire to use the remaining balance on the gift card.

11 months ago

This is the best salon EVER! I love my stylist, Penny. Color and cut perfect every single time. And Fibee is a JEWEL: eyebrow tinting, mani-pedi, everything. Everybody in the salon is professional and friendly. I feel pampered when I go there.

11 months ago

John Rubio is the absolute breast!!

11 months ago

Holden is fantastic!!!! He does the best color and cut I've ever gotten!

11 months ago

Wonderful service! I love my hair!! Go see Trish Lecourias .. What a great find! And right down the street. Support your neighbor business.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

I'm not exaggerating, but I have never had such a bad haircut in my life. Hair stylist's name is Holly. I like to texturize my hair, but she couldn't do it properly - not with regular scissors, not texturizing scissors. One of the first things that I told her was that I want to make sure the color covers all the gray hair. It did not! I’m not saying that this salon is bad, but my hair stylist is!

over a year ago

I see Kathy for the Japanese thermal straightening and she is amazing. I have been doing this for 10 years with various stylists and varying results, if done incorrenctly is can be devastating for the hair but when she does it I leave with healthy soft anf bouncy STRAIGHT hair which lasts for almost a year. She takes her times and gives her complete attention which is excatly what is needed. She did my hair for the second time this year and I will never get anyone else to do it. The salon is beautiful and very comfortable and everyone is friendly. Since I have to sit there for 6 hours to get this done that is important!

over a year ago

Houston best eyebrow thread – Ali

I had the best eyebrow thread ever in the Upper Hand River Oaks by Fibee. She really is a queen (announced 2010 by City search) of eyebrow threading.

over a year ago

I've been going to Kristin Farris for the past 10+ years. I drive in from Sugar Land and have followed her to the Upper Hand. She has always done an amazing job on my color, cut and style. She is truly a Master color always looks natural and fresh, and she knows just what to do with my hair when it needs help! Kristin has always been friendly, personable and professional......makes my drive in worth it!!

over a year ago

My 50+ year old hair looks better than ever! – Kristin Farris at the Upper Hand works her magic again. I think all of the sun, salt, and chlorine of the summer was sitting in my hair when I walked in. After a great color job (SHE'S A MASTER WITH CUT, COLOR, STYLE) and a really cool new glaze, I walked out with shiny and fresh looking hair that doesn't have the summer dooldrums anymore.

I'm a brunette and color is HARD - Kristin always keeps me "root free" and consistent with the color - never dull. Love the Upper Hand - nice ambiance!

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