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.
Tan Evolution doesn't mess around with equipment that isn't top-notch. For example, the establishment’s Ergoline and Versa Spa tanning beds and booths possess many features that help make bronzed bodies a reality: high-pressured lamps, body-contoured acrylic, and 500-watt facial and shoulder tanners. But the Smart Tan-certified staff is also on hand to help clients obtain a beautiful full-body tan. They’ll customize a plan for each customer to make sure the tan suits their body. Tanning is the marquee service here, but Tan Evolution offers other services, such as eyebrow and facial threading, and eyelash extensions.
Epic Tan & Body Zone augments and alters the skin with a variety of body services. Tanning packages allow guests to change their epidermal tones, whereas their tattoo artists can redecorate a small corner of skin. The shop can help shave off inches with detoxifying body wraps, and their massage services robe skin in a gentle assault of soft strokes. The team also welcomes guests to splurge on provisions such as lotion, eyewear, and jewelry, or opt for a body piercing to anger your overprotective uncle, who is an airport metal detector.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
Tan It All bronzes bodies sans sunlight with traditional light-bed tanning and UV-free Mystic Tans. One month of super-bed tanning ($45 value) puts sallow skin through rigorous 10–20 minute melanin workouts to prime it for days spent outdoors or the eventual migration of humans to the sun. Otherwise, pelts of all shades can benefit from a month of red-light therapy ($80 value), which bombards skin surfaces with friendly visible-spectrum light within the comfort of a high-tech bed, seeking to shrink pores, smooth wrinkles, and give skin a healthy, toned appearance. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, the treatment can deliver a noticeably firmer and springier epidermis in as little as 30 days. For UV-free pigment popping, hop, skip, or teleport into a private individual chamber for a patented Mystic Tan ($20–$25 value), which applies 60-second spritzings of paraben-free tanning solution.