As the second planet from the sun, Venus would be a sunbather's dream if not for its pesky acidic clouds and 500-degree temperatures. Thankfully, the technicians at Venus Tan have found an easier way to deliver bronze colors inspired by Earth's sister planet. Here, powerful beds and booths from Ergoline and Sundash banish paleness in sessions as quick as 8 minutes. Skin can be moisturized and tans augmented through lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Designer Skin. The studio also offers sunless tanning in the form of Mystic sprays, which leaves behind even, streak-free color without exposure to UV rays.
Fresco Salon’s five-person team ranges from stylist Desiree, who stays abreast of the latest looks through continuing education, to cosmetologist Candy, who earned the nickname with her sweet disposition. The staff members' diversity reflects their diverse services. Desiree tends locks with custom trims and coloring tailored to clients’ face shapes, aided by products such as Bed Head Superstar or Curls Rock. Cosmetologists, meanwhile, wax away unwanted hair or tend skin with soothing products from brands such as Chi Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy, a botanical-filled line infused with essential oils and olive ingredients. Armed with a full spectrum of polish colors from OPI, Orly, and a bottle of melted Skittles, the two nail techs can paint natural nails or acrylics with vibrant hues.
Sunkissed Tan Spa’s arsenal of equipment and tanning services may seem daunting at first. But visitors need only look to the closest staff member for advice, since each one is certified by the National Tanning Training Institute, to know how each technique will affect the skin and which exposure times are right for each client. The UV lamps that line each Ergoline, Soltron, and Sunstar bed imbue natural, long-lasting color, while UV-free hues from Norvell and Mystic Tan booths keep skin safe from the sun’s rays and infectious John Denver tunes. And though the company specializes in tanning, its teeth-whitening services are hardly an afterthought—the swift smile-boosting power of the spa’s Zoom! and BlueMagic whitening systems made them the official teeth-whitening company of Miss Dallas 2009 and Miss Teen Dallas 2009.
Brazilian Glow specializes in safe, UV-free custom airbrush tanning. Using FDA-approved tanning solutions, the staff instantly bronzes skin with a rich, natural-looking tan. Tans last 7–10 days and help cover up cellulite, stretch marks, and other blemishes.
The staff at Sparkling Bronze Airbrush Tanning specializes in UV-free tans, pairing each patron with a certified airbrush technician who expertly gilds skin with bronzer for a natural, healthy color. During 15-minute sessions, technicians wield handheld airbrush dispensers that emit a micro-fine DHA mist harvested from raw sugar cane. The odorless, alcohol-free concoction encourages a golden-brown tan that most clients find lasts for 7–10 days. Patrons care for their tans by abstaining from using alpha-hydroxy lotions, taking hot baths, and wearing sandpaper suits. Guests can opt to be tanned at the salon, or inquire about having a staff member meet them for a mobile tan around the Dallas area.
Electrolysis is the driving force behind Krystal Klear Skincare Solutions; skin specialist Krystal uses the method to eliminate marks, moles, hair, and even spider veins. Part of the appeal of the system is its noninvasive nature, since the advanced electrolysis machine’s electrical energy zaps away its targets while leaving behind little to no scarring. Aside from skin-deep beauty treatments, Krystal adds permanent makeup to lips and applies airbrush tans to cover back tattoos of the local prison’s underground tunnels. Each appointment includes a free consultation.