Guests who come inside any of Malibu Tan?s many locations are greeted with a handshake. Though that might seem like an old-school approach to customer service, Malibu Tan?s owner encourages it as a genuine way for his staff to connect with each client and provide them with customized services. For more than 15 years, Malibu?s friendly staffers have also connected with higher-profile clients?including the Houston Dymano Girls team?by helping them choose the best of each facility?s tanning options for their skin types. With UV tanning, regardless of whether a client prefers a supine or standup system, they are bound to get a strong tan, as all UV bulbs are changed 200 hours before they hit capacity or finally crack open and release a butterfly. There are also plenty of UV-free options such as VersaSpa sunless tanning, which darkens exteriors with a hydrating DHA-based solution. Each location also offers tan-enhancing products from Designer Skin and California Tan.
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Every head of hair that leaves Journey's Hair Studio is the culmination of an artistic vision and rehearsed technique. The staff comprises trained stylists and Redken?certified colorists who craft hairdos meant to turn heads and reflect each client's personal style. To that end, they offer a wide slate of services in addition to haircuts?these include highlights, glazing, Japanese straightening treatments, and three variations of keratin treatments that include flat-iron styling. They also offer more men's services than your standard haircut and beard watering service station. To wit, the Redken colorists help men conceal grey hairs with single-process coloring specifically for men. Beauty doesn't end at the forehead, though, which is why Journey's employs aestheticians who offer five different facials and peels. Other services include full-body massages and mani-pedis.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.
My Massage Therapist owner Sherri Armas brings a wealth of experience, from working with professional athletes to studying chiropractic, to her client-focused business. As a personal trainer, former collegiate bodybuilder, and nutritional counselor trained by PFIT, Sherri knows how to read the human body and helps clients to achieve their overall health goals while ridding stress of muscles with custom massages. Sherri exacts an array of massage techniques, such as Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal, to address client-specific concerns and can also help to ease injuries incurred from automobile accidents or circus cannonball launches gone awry.
A lineup of Aquage, Redken, and Pureology products gives the stylists at Up In Tangles an ample palate with which to transform drab tresses into well-coiffed works of art. They paint strands with regular or corrective color to add depth to new cuts and tint eyebrows and lashes to match newly minted hair hues without covering brows with mustache appliqués. Keratin-based straightening systems change up mane texture, along with regular and feather extensions. The stylists can use Jane Iredale mineral makeup or bridal airbrush makeup to put the finishing touches on their masterpiece canvases.