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When Martha Millan says, "Beauty shouldn't hurt," she's not peddling a slogan—her first job in the beauty industry literally caused her pain. Working at an upscale salon, her exposure to common hair and makeup products triggered hives and headaches. While searching for more natural goods for personal use, her research revealed unsettling truths about many industry product lines that often use irritating perfumes to mask the underlying odors of harsh chemicals. Feeling that everyone should have the opportunity to look beautiful without fear of harming health, she bought a salon and transformed it into Salon O Day Spa.
Amid Salon O Day's industrial decor, Millan and her team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist use products so natural that some are even edible, though Millan imagines the taste would leave something to be desired: barbecue sauce. Among the array of certified-organic, not-tested-on-animals, gluten- and chemical-free products, Millan's favorites include Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, developed by an American physician who advocates against overexfoliation. For hair, stylists use products from lines including Surface Hair and Organic Color Systems, and during nail services, technicians use natural products from SpaRitual in tandem with scrubs made in-house from ingredients bought at a local co-op.
With the slogan "let your beauty shine," the team at Body Brite helps reverse the signs of aging and sun damage to reveal more radiant complexions. They harness the power of intense pulsed light to help boost collagen production for firmer skin and remove patches of unwanted hair.
Most popular service: Airbrush tanning
Brands Used: Norvelle
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Please visit our website for pre-tanning tips.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've been a sun worshipper my entire life, but started to see the sun's damaging effects. I discovered spray tanning and fell in love with the instant bronze color and the natural look. It was an easy transition from painting to airbrush tanning.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
"I LOVE IT." and " I'm telling all my friends."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The difference between my business and other salons is that you can shower and exfoliate here, so you can do a same-day tan. I also offfer a relaxing "Bee's Knees" cocktail before or after your tan.
Professionally trained in the art of ultraviolet light, the staff at Aruba Tan is full of experts when it comes to sunless tanning and infrared saunas. Armed with an array of lie-down tanning beds that range in intensity, technicians work with each guest to ensure that they tan safely based on their skin type and the extent to which they wish to mock ancient sun gods. In addition to the beds, techs also transform alabaster skinscapes into bronzed masterpieces with a variety of spray-tanning services. During these treatments, they douse skin in a steady stream of instantly drying solutions that adhere to superficial proteins in the skin and downshift the hues. Beyond tanning services, the studio also helps guests detoxify, ease pain, and boost weight-loss programs with their namesake smartsweat infrared-saunas, which send beams of heat energy deep into skin to help mend a range of bodily issues.
Unlike regular saunas, SmartSweat's infrared saunas do not create a choking humidity or rely on black-market dragons for power. Instead, a gentle heat encourages sweating to discharge harmful toxins while boosting circulation and aiding weight-loss efforts. Available in fitness clubs and tanning salons across Texas, infrared saunas help keep clients healthy and relaxed while easing the discomfort caused by chronic pain.