Named one of?Parents?magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, mugs, and mermaids?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
Royal Beauty Clinic owner and aesthetic artist Asma Ali Furness pays attention to the details. A specialist in micropigmentation, she has performed more than 100 permanent-makeup procedures, subtly infusing hues into lips, eyebrows, and empty coloring books with hypoallergenic pigments. She also combats wrinkles and scars via derma-rolling treatments that harness the body's natural healing infrastructure.
The multitalented stylists at Ridges Barber & Beauty cover all the glamour bases with a lengthy menu of salon services. After a relaxing shampoo and deep conditioning, clients can opt for a clean cut; all-over highlights; or treatments that curl, lengthen, or straighten strands. The staff also applies makeup and whisks away unwanted fuzz with facial waxing.
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.
The staff at Beyond Bronz'd understands the importance of offering clients with various skin types many tanning options. To meet these needs, treatment rooms are outfitted with Level 1-6 tanning beds as well as UV-free beds. Those seeking sunless rays can try the VersaSpa standing booth, which give clients two bronzing-formula options for sunless tanning and can be applied alone or as a suite of skincare applications. An optional pH-balancing treatment that helps enhance color can precede the sunless tan, or a visit to the hydration station both preps and nourishes skin with radiant heat, steam, vibration, and a mineral bath to make skin soft and supple. The booth also blow-dries the body between each application to ensure tans are locked in and hair doesn?t feel left out. Those looking to simultaneously trim inches can book a session for a Slim It body wrap to burn calories, control weight, and diminish the appearance of cellulite.