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.
Armed with their own brand of natural-looking and colorful lashes that last for two to four weeks, Amazing Lash Studio’s aestheticians expertly gussy up eye regions. Within the warm-toned boutique, staffers individually attach the synthetic fibers to lashes 1 millimeter from the skin with a pharmaceutical-grade adhesive, creating a lush lash line without damaging natural lashes. Each fiber is curled to seamlessly double as a natural lash, and clients can wear the extensions in water or apply salon-approved mascara 48 hours after application. To keep flirty appearances going strong, aestheticians fill out thinning lashes after one to four weeks during touchup sessions. They also use their follicle-wrangling skills in the salon's threading and waxing treatments, which carefully groom brows and depilate faces of unwanted hair.
Aesthetica Skin Spa puts complexions first, drawing on the powers of high-quality skincare products from brands such as ?minence Organic, Dermaquest, and M?lis to pamper clients inside its soothing confines. Those solutions form the basis of luxurious services, including facials and body wraps that nourish skin more effectively than attempting to insert the food pyramid into every pore. Resurfacing treatments can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to the power of alpha peptide and fruit acids, while spray tanning and waxing services ready guests for a day at the beach. The upscale beautifying emporium also offers up a membership program that grants its participants discounts, upgrades, and retail promotions.
At the helm of Skin & Lash Co is Tina Duley, a licensed aesthetician whose singular aim is to improve the appearance of her clients' exteriors. After first studying health services at Wichita State, Tina went on to become a licensed aesthetician and receive a certification as a NovaLash stylist. Today, at the heart of her business are the peels, facials, and microdermbrasions that make up her menu of skincare treatments. Tina can super-power each of these with one of six different add-ons. These include a collagen-boosting red-wine peel, an anti-aging mask, and a facial ultrasound treatment that allows for deeper penetration of serums and can determine whether or not your nose is pregnant.
Under the watchful eye of medical director Dr. Mary Campbell-Fox, the physician's assistants, laser specialists, and aestheticians of Reflections Medical Spa revamp skin with advanced technologies and products. Using the Visia Complexion Analysis system, the staff performs a computerized evaluation of clients’ spots, wrinkles, and other blemishes to help customize a treatment plan. These plans may include the Cutera laser, which reduces the appearance of veins, unwanted hair, and wrinkles, or Aurora Precision Diamond Peel microdermabrasion, which sloughs off dead skin cells and penned phone numbers. Products from Jan Marini Skin Research, glo therapeutics, and glo minerals makeup further aid in improving the skin.
Skin takes center stage at Faces by 'Tee', where owner Teri Moses has gathered the latest regenerative techniques ranging from antioxidant-rich facials to electrolysis. Microdermabrasion and epiblading swiftly oust dull, dead skin cells from the dermal surface without slathering it in harsh chemicals or strongly worded Post-its. An acne-specific facial combines cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions with a corrective mask and an acne consultation to teach patients how to prevent future breakouts, and a purity peel helps heal acne scars and calm inflammation. Stocked with skin-friendly products from brands including Acute Derm and Moore Body Care, the studio is well equipped to handle the concerns of many different skin types and can also tailor treatments to suit the particular needs of male skin.