There are two methods for donning bronze at Tantanic Tanning Salon: speedy airbrush sessions and tanning beds that come equipped with personal stereos. Clients can slip into a natural-looking burnt sienna thanks to the airbrush-tanning session, during which technicians apply an even coat of bronze without telltale streaks or a slowly oxidizing finish. The UV-free airbrush session bestows a tan that lasts up to one week. Regular tanning beds simulate the results of spending weeks at the beach or cutting lawns in a tankini during 15-minute sessions. Personal stereos and headphones hold cabin fever at bay as clients recline in the relaxing beds, cultivating healthy-looking tans the way a gardener strapped for time cultivates wax fruit.
At Solstice Salon & Spa, most of the pampering services concentrate on improving clients' complexions. The menu includes PCA chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and Red Carpet face-lifts, which can electrically erase fine lines and wrinkles for up to 72 hours, or the duration a blue whale can hold its breath. The staff members provide services for the rest of the body, too. They remove hair during waxing sessions and add it during eyelash extension appointments, which alleviate frustrations caused by eyelash curlers and mascara.
The skincare specialists at each independently owned and operated Facelogic Spa follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu’s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic’s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Elite facial covers skin with products from brands such as Glo Therapeutics and Éminence organic products. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician.
Moving beyond the traditional day spa experience, HealthTexas Rejuvenation Center's highly trained crew of skin savants merges careful analysis and high-end products with non-invasive, medical-grade treatments that leave skin feeling fresh and luminescent. Upon your arrival, one of the friendly, certified specialists will consult with you on the health and habits of your dermis, conducting a VISIA skin analysis to provide a multi-faceted snapshot of your complexion, thus ensuring a treatment that best fits your face-wrappings. Next, the dermal guru will commence microdermabrasion, a skin-polishing technique that uses cosmeceuticals to remove the face's outermost layer of dead skin, reducing the appearance of scarring, spots, and sun damage with little to no pain. Your visage is left feeling healthy, revitalized, and free of the ghosts of faces past. Depending on your skin's type, you'll also nab a 1.6-ounce bottle of pharmaceutical-grade Pure Protect sunscreen, fortifying the skin's fitness and repelling the sun's schmoozy advances. (Oilier complexions will receive a special sunscreen of the same value.)
Emali's stylists make it their business to attend to split ends, frazzled fly-aways, and lackluster locks. The process ($60) begins with a scalp-tingling wash and conditioning, after which defiant tresses are snipped into submission under the masterful scissor-work of a talented hairmeister. After every i has been dotted and each t has been trimmed to look like an undotted i, your saturated mop is dried and styled to reveal a dazzling new scalp-topper. Highlight the new 'do with further face framing in the form of a brow wax ($20). After an aesthetician analyzes the curtain rods to the windows of your soul, she shapes up a new design with a quick rip of the waxy strip, leaving two polished arches behind.
The carefully curated menu of facials, massages, and skincare treatments at Claudia's Little Corner gives clients an opportunity to revive tired complexions and recharge their minds. The list of facials targets dullness and signs of aging with an aesthetician's custom-tailored care, which starts with a skin analysis and an ultrasonic skin scrubber for a gentle deep cleansing. Nonsurgical anti-aging treatments include radiofrequency treatments that work to improve skin's tone and firmness. While faces defy aging, bodies can defy gravity with firming and slimming wraps. Clients can also plop down on a massage table for a relaxing or therapeutic massage to let go of stress from busy careers or the soreness from arm wrestling a slot-machine handle.