Inside this airy salon—bedecked with wooden crates and Parisian prints—stylists bolster each client's personal style with cuts, coloring, and hair treatments. Numerous coloring techniques, including base breaks and highlights, camouflage grey strands and provide a more youthful sheen to hairdos. Keratin and Japanese relaxer treatments help discipline the hair by keeping each lock as straight as a schoolmarm's ruler. The team also accentuates features with haircuts, and readies brides-to-be with sweeping up-dos and airbrush makeup.
The body bronzers at Melusina Custom Airbrush Tanning evenly coat skin with a nontoxic solution during custom spray-tan sessions. Customers emerge from a private booth or room after each five-minute treatment with a natural-looking hue, which continues to develop into a glowing tan over the next 5 to 24 hours. Tans last five to seven days after treatment or until an unexpected run-in with a freshly painted white wall. In addition to sunless tans, Melusina Custom Airbrush Tanning attempts to mitigate the appearance of cellulite with Oleaslim oil cocoon wraps and more.
Physically and emotionally rejuvenating clients is the ultimate goal at Divinity Med Spa and Wellness. To that end, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Swet Chaudhari uses his medical expertise to offer a wide range of services. Cosmetic laser systems can minimize the appearance of unwanted hairs, discolored blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles, and spider veins. Ultherapy treatments lift and tighten the skin using non-invasive ultrasound energy. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels thoroughly exfoliate faces and reveal the naturally radiant skin concealed just beneath the surface. Additionally, Divinity Med Spa and Wellness helps people make positive lifestyle changes by offering physician-supervised weight-loss programs and providing nutritional consultations.
My Make-Up Rocks's cosmetic connoisseurs, who are also certified airbrush technicians, and hairstylists regularly attend seminars to develop the talent that earned them the Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire/Martha Stewart Weddings in 2011 and 2012. Constantly honing their craft equips these cosmetologists with the skills needed to expertly make over imaginary friends, brides, boudoir-photography subjects, and faces seen in magazines and TV broadcasts. Though the makeup mavens and locksmiths have all worked with stylists and makeup artists to the stars, visage-vivifiers offer one-on-one tutorials that that teach even the least experienced makeup wearer how to use her own products.
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. 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.
It seems there's something for everyone beneath the high ceilings of the Friendswood Fitness facility. Different sections of the floor are painted with track markings, yard lines, and basketball-court delineations. Weight machines challenge muscles, as do stationary bikes when people try to carry them onto the treadmills. Workout gear such as free weights and fitness ropes abounds. Varied class options include yoga, Zumba, and interval training, and personal trainers customize one-on-one workouts.