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.
Since beginning her career in the spa industry more than 30 years ago in Sydney, Australia, Jenifer has developed a distinct skincare approach: she combines natural ingredients and science-based techniques to produce age-defying results. Her team of aestheticians cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes the skin of women and men using products made from essential oils, plants, and sea-based extracts?such as moisturizers, hydrating ampules, and hydrating masks from Yon-Ka, anti-aging serums from Dr. Temt, and hummus stolen from Poseidon's fridge. The delicate scents of aromatherapy oils and melodies of soothing music fill the spa as staff members perform therapeutic massages such as neuromuscular and lymphatic massages, micro-current treatments, facials, microdermabrasions, and waxing services.
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.
Houstonians have been revitalizing their souls and wrapping their bodies at Sanctuary Spa since 1984. Located on Shepherd Drive in River Oaks, clothes and worries are quickly shed as soon as the doors open to Sanctuary's ultra-fragrant full spa treatment area. Robes and slippers are provided for pre- and post-treatment lounging between Vichy showers, body wraps and a variety of massages and hydrotherapy treatments. Many women choose to stay longer by adding a power nap or a hot stone treatment; anything to stick around a little longer inside the colorful, clean, well-maintained space. For a full day of rejuvenation, Sanctuary Spa also offers light therapy, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy and hair removal services, which means you’ll emerge from the spa looking (and feeling) brand new.