Owner Tracie Steele knows how important it is to offer many options for tanning to give people with different skin types and needs the exact kind of tan they’re looking for. To meet those ends, she outfits the treatment rooms of Beyond Bronz’d with Level 1-6 tanning beds as well as UV-free options. The variety of beds at Beyond Bronz’d allows her patrons to select a bed most suited to their current needs, based on their desired level of tan, their skin type, or their paralyzing fear of prime numbers.
The hydration station both preps and nourishes skin with radiant heat, steam, vibration, and a mineral bath to make skin soft and supple.
VersaSpa sunless standing-booth sessions give clients two bronzing-formula options for sunless tanning, which can be applied alone or as a suite of skincare applications. An optional pH-balancing treatment that helps enhance color can precede the sunless tan, and a hydrating treatment with anti-aging properties can be chosen to lengthen the life of the tan. The booth also blow-dries the body between each application to ensure tans are locked in and hair doesn’t feel left out.
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.
The staff at The Solar Lounge takes the guesswork out of sunless tanning. They evaluate each client's skin type upon request, to help determine how he or she can attain the most natural-looking tan. UV tanning beds are available in six configurations, some with air conditioning and misting systems to keep tanners cool so they don't have to put ice cubes in their bathing suits. VersaSpa spray tanning steeps skin in long-lasting color. Finally, the hydration station seals in moisture to keep skin supple and detoxified.
For a long time, getting a much sought after sun-kissed glow meant lying outside for hours or taking tedious trips to the tanning salon. At Maquillage Pro Beauty’s three locations, they’ve discovered a better way. There, trained technicians skillfully wield airbrushes, custom-crafting natural-looking tans that don’t require exposure to the harmful effects of UV-rays. In addition to their traditional spray tans, they also offer sessions with the Evolv. system, which mitigate the chilly nature of most airbrushing systems with a heated, tea-tree-oil-enriched solution.
FaceForward Tanning's technicians possess a lot of the same abilities as the sun—they can travel pretty much anywhere, and they tan skin to a golden hue once they're there. They do lack one key element, though: UV rays.
Instead, the beauty experts bronze bodies with a customizable organic tanning solution, which they apply via airbrush. The process helps clients look their best for weddings and other special events.