Lifelong friends Teresa Fisher and Kaylyn Sisk took the most important risk of their lives together: they traded an eight-hour workday for an entrepreneurial path that would also allow them to spend more time with their loved ones. After doing extensive research, they combined their experience in the cosmetology and tanning industries and opened Tan 2 Glow, providing UV-free tanning. In addition to earning several certifications in the field, Teresa and Kaylyn also traveled to West Hollywood to train with Infinity Sun—a company whose tanning formulas are beloved by celebrities seeking everything from subtle tans for the red carpet to obvious tans for stealing all a room’s attention.
With their newfound knowledge, Teresa and Kaylyn started their business by offering mobile tans and tanning parties while working out of a sophisticated salon. Eventually, they opened their own studios in Fort Worth and Denton, where they now mist bodies with FDA-approved, all-natural, and paraben-free tanning solutions. In addition to one-time spray-downs, they also offer memberships and bridal packages. When they aren't bronzing bodies in-studio, Teresa and Kaylyn host spray-tan socials with gift bags that make the day special for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and solar eclipses.
La Terre Salon is a J Beverly Hills concept salon where stylists sculpt coifs using J Beverly Hills products, and colorists tint and highlight strands with Pravana products derived from plant and flower extracts. Throughout her 13-year career, salon founder and lead stylist Irene has cultivated special expertise in color and formal styles, and her extensive experience—which includes a stint as a local Aveda instructor—has helped her to master hair of all types and textures, from curly and coarse to sentient and venomous. Conditioning services come in Rescue, Fragile, and Platinum levels, each of which restores shine to tired tresses, and a color gloss designed especially for men blends away gray scalp grass. Natural sunlight spills across the hardwood floors of the salon, where stylists conduct complimentary consultations so that clients can seek expert advice about maintaining their hair, using products, and sewing split ends back together.
Under the shadow of Texas Christian University, the nail techs at Blue House Salon adorn talons with designs featuring the school's colors and letters. While hands and feet are primped with glittery designs, hairstylists sculpt tresses with cuts, color, and updos. They also apply hair extensions, fusing them to natural tresses with heat or sewing them into the felt that connects your hair to your skull.
The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the hydro-derma fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.