Owner Shaune Haas and the team at Bang Salon & Day Spa are always looking to stay up on modern beauty trends, which is why their menu has recently expanded to include color services with Paul Mitchell's new ammonia-free formulas, and lash extensions that range from natural to dramatic looks. The salon's sunless tanning services are contemporary as well, using Norvell's organic airbrush formulas, which are cruelty-free and infused with anti-aging antioxidants. Bang Salon also offers skin treatments, ranging from the acne-fighting Deep Cleanse to the anti-aging Cyto-Luxe facial, using pharmaceutical-grade gloTherapeutics products for results-oriented skincare. Of course, you can still get a good, trendy cut and color here?Bang's stylists are more than capable of updating your look with ombre color, extensions, or a keratin smoothing treatment that was flown in from the future.
The sun beats down on Austin throughout the year, but savvy locals know that they don't need to bask in its rays to achieve a rich tan. Bronzed Glo Airbrush Tanning's technicians bronze skin with a Sol Potion tanning system that they can apply in-house or on location. They use a handheld device to spray a fine mist of UV-free solution across the skin, creating a natural glow without the sun's skin-damaging side effects. To extend the lifespan of their tans, the technicians offer a range of add-ons. One of these is a pretan exfoliation spray that balances the skin's pH levels; another is a double dip that adds a second coat of tanning spray or chocolate.
Clients with beauty concerns seek answers at The Art of Beauty Skin Spa. Patrons fretting about fine lines and wrinkles choose the spa's medical-grade treatments, such as microneedling and chemical peels, as well as injectables and dermal fillers that reduce signs of aging. If they want smooth, golden skin, The Art of Beauty's specialists have 30-plus years of experience eliminating fat and cellulite with several body-contouring technologies, wax away unwanted fuzz, and apply airbrush tans. And for clients who want to halt large pores or acne, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and stop signs are available.
Across five locations, the technicians at Tan It All point patrons in the direction of up to five levels of UV beds or three types of sunless-tanning technology. The staff can perform a complimentary skin-type analysis and recommend a custom tanning schedule in UV-B or high-pressure UV-A beds for optimal results. Guests seeking quick coverage can opt for a VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booth session or a custom spray tan applied by an experienced airbrush artist.
Licensed waxing professionals perform hair-removal services that ready legs for the beach or upper lips for high-profile harmonica solos. The team also offers soothing infrared-light therapy and teeth-whitening treatments.
Dr. Deirdre Rhoad spent her childhood learning the skills she would eventually need as one of the Austin area's few female plastic surgeons. Her grandmother taught her to sew, and her piano teacher helped her learn how to hold her hands in a steady position. But though those two had an impact on her dexterous fingers, it was her parents and siblings who instilled in her a deep sense of empathy and inspired her to help women feel less self-conscious.
At Rhoad to Beauty MedSpa, the board-certified plastic surgeon and spa medical director Dr. Deirdre Rhoad and her staff do just that with noninvasive skincare services. Molly Teeple removes spider veins and acne, and boosts collagen production with photofacials. To smooth wrinkles, she injects dermal filler into laugh lines, and they slough off dead skin cells with medical microdermabrasion.
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.