The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
The tanning specialists at The Bronze Life manually mix organic, 100% vegan spray-tanning solutions to allow for unparalleled shade customization. Right off the bat, a consultation reveals your personal tanning goals before a streak-free spray tan adds a natural-looking hue to your skin. Techs can also add a slimming solution, which aims to tighten the skin. The Bronze Life's mobile airbrush system can gild clients at their homes or offices.
During the custom airbrush tan, a professional birthday-suit bronzer will spray each client to the desired level of darkness. The airbrushing applicator ensures an even tone, and the natural-looking solution keeps customers from being mistaken for celebrity sweet potatoes. Customers can also relax in one of Total Tan's many tanning beds, lounging in standard beds for up to 20 minutes or climbing into turbo beds for 15-minute stretches. Leg tanners provide gams with golden hues, and standup beds keep clients from developing dream-cloud-shaped tan lines. Total Tan's most powerful solar simulator, the Super Bed, delivers results in 12 minutes, allowing clients to get home in time for the hugging part of their favorite '90s sitcom.
Avenir Salon focuses its beautification efforts on two key aspects of the body: the skin and the hair. Guests in need of a new look can turn to the talented stylist, who works well with both men’s and women’s hair. For a sun-kissed, yet UV-free bronzing, spray tans darken skin without requiring a trip to the beach. For such sessions, Avenir uses the Infinity Sun spray tan system, the same system used by notable celebs such as Jessica Simpson, Justin Beiber, and King Midas’ postman.
Allen Yoga Center founder and certified instructor Brook Cheatham believes that "Yoga is more than an exercise. It gets into you at the very core of your being … your emotional baggage is stripped away along with your ego.” After years spent as an instructor at various studios, Brook decided to open her own space, where students can reflect on themselves while cultivating their physical and mental well being. The mocha-stained hardwood floors complement the yoga center's warm plum-and-gold walls, which are intentionally bare, hosting only a single portrait of a multilimbed deity, Gary the Octopus. Brook leads classes ranging in intensity from the cardiovascular-stimulating Vinyasa to the restorative and meditative Hatha. Regular workshops welcome guest instructors to educate students on a variety of wellness topics, and the teacher-training program grants knowledge to those who wish to someday lead their own classes.:m]]