A license in cosmetology isn't enough for a stylist to hit the floor at T'nT Concept Salon—they also have to go through the salon's own training program. After that, they have all of the skills necessary to perform the services on the salon's menu, which include haircuts, conditioning treatments, beard trims, extensions, updos, permanent waves, and smoothing keratin treatments. The salon also houses a color bar, where the staff mixes hues for highlights and all-over color treatments and where many Crayola crayons mistakenly go for a drink.
The team at NuDaya MedSpa & Weight Loss Centers uses high-tech means to improve clients' appearances. A collection of lasers erases wrinkles, spider veins, and patches of body hair, and a device called the Lumicell Touch irons out cellulite lumps with mechanized massage. Even the weight-loss plans incorporate modern methods; lipotropic injections and appetite suppressants help patients slim down so that they can fit into their skinny jeans or form-fitting choir robes.
Harmony Wellness & Spa exudes tranquility from the moment guests walk through its doors. Soothing scents waft throughout the cool-toned space that's accented by orchids and other potted plants, setting the stage for a host of serene beauty and wellness services.
Dermalogica skincare treatments include an exfoliating botanical peel and facials enhanced by firming seaweed and anti-aging caviar masks. Clients can also indulge in mani-pedis with skin-softening paraffin wraps and invigorating sugar scrubs, as well as shellac polish, which stays chip-free for up to 14 days no matter how many times they run their fingers through a coworker's luxurious hair.
Harmony Wellness & Spa offers detoxifying programs in various lengths, too. For 7, 14, or 21 days, patrons use NutriClean cleansing systems in conjunction with BioSlimming wraps to rid their bodies of impurities.
Harmony Dental's Dr. Thao Vo specializes in orthodontics and affixes traditional metal or ClearCorrect braces to make teeth line up straight and uniformly, just like a librarian shelving books on dentistry. He also performs other oral treatments, including tooth extractions and whitening treatments, as well as dental checkups. Comfort is of utmost importance in Harmony Dental's office, and Dr. Vo offers custom fitted mouth guards and sedation via nitrous oxide or personalized lullaby.
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.