Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 250 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.
The team at Rockstar Tan and Spa helps clients to bronze their bodies with a full range of UV- and sunless-tanning machines, along with color-enhancing lotions, moisturizers, and intensifying balms. Modern standup and lie-down beds bake hides to a golden, buttery hue, and the VersaSpa booth spritzes on custom color in fewer than 15 minutes. Body wraps further prep frames for swimsuit or bubble-wrap season by helping to slim physiques and minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Clients at Southern Rays take control of their skin shades by using customizable UV- and sunless-tanning systems. Beds and booths come in six levels of UV intensity (up to a $25 value/session) so that clients can gradually prepare for the day when humans migrate to the sun. The Mystic Tan HD system (a $30 value/session) applies spritzings of UV-free tanning solution in the privacy of an individual chamber, and airbrush tanning paints pelts in each client’s most suitable shade. Southern Rays’ knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions, provide tanning tips, and console useless sunbeams. Check the equipment page to see which services are offered at which locations.
Southern Tans’s Smart Tan--certified staff bronzes epidermises with three levels of traditional tanning and UV-free alternatives such as Mystic spray tanning. Before tanning sessions, guests can step inside the futuristic egg-shaped casing of a Hydration Station, which deeply hydrates and rejuvenates skin and helps to prepare clients for deeper tanning. Bodies may also benefit from other treatments available at the salon, including Lumière facials, non-invasive treatments that bathe visages in red-tinted light to prime collagen production while aiming to reduce the appearance of fine lines caused by letting crows walk on your face.
With elegant décor and a warm color scheme to back them up, Bloom’s spa specialists excel at comforting hands and feet. Kick back in a plush throne while the trained talon tamers pamper glove- and stocking-stuffers with a spa manicure (a $20 value) and pedicure (a $40 value). The hand-focused half of the mani-pedi nurtures less-than-divine upper digits back to prime dog-petting condition, and the pedicure gussies up lower paws with skin-soothing care as each member of the 10-pronged posse is trimmed, buffed, and shined to stageworthy glory. Palms and soles are softened after hostile calluses and cuticles are exiled from the premises, leaving behind a lush landscape at the ends of grateful limbs.