Earth tones, wood fixtures, and vintage furniture. Shear Impressions is more like a quaint home than a typical salon and spa. That's due to the aesthetic decisions of Veronica Vallejo, who opened the doors to the cozy getaway in 1999. A licensed cosmetologist, her 27 years of experience in skincare allow her to understand what clients want out of a visit: pampering, personal attention, and up-to-date fashion expertise. She leads her team of stylists and aestheticians by regularly attending workshops, which keep her abreast of current styles, techniques, and products. Sharing her knowledge, she and her team style hair using products such as Kenra and Paul Mitchell and keep skin youthful and radiant by employing facials and peels. They also enhance natural beauty with waxing, makeup application, and mani-pedis.
The certified tanning techs at iBeach Tan are trained to carry out a range of UV and sunless bronzing treatments to keep your skin looking bronzed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The studio features four levels of UV beds housed in brightly colored private rooms. During spray-tan sessions, custom combinations of Norvell bronzing agents and hydration formulas leave skin with a healthy glow. The formula also helps to disguise fine lines caused by sun exposure and hugs from corduroy salesmen. The shop also stocks moisturizers and tanning lotions to help deepen and extend the life of tans, and you can get frequent access to its tanning facilities in a variety of membership programs.
The tanning professional at Mobile Airbrush Tan ATX takes her talents on the road as she travels to clients’ homes to keep them looking sun-kissed. Although clients may choose to get their airbrush tan in the shower, the technician comes prepared with a retractable tent specifically for spray tanning and enough shower caps to protect the hair of one person or an entire sorority house. She uses a special tanning solution that is 100% gluten-free, organic, not tested on animals, and safe enough for pregnant women and Hummel figurines.
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.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
Gloria Bowen was a nurse for more than 20 years before she decided to repurpose her passion for helping others by applying it to the realm of beauty. As owner of Body Beautiful Spa, she aims to increase clients’ confidence from the outside in. She and her team wield cutting-edge technologies for services such as teeth whitening, red-light therapy, and nonsurgical face-lifts, as well as promote pulchritude with traditional spa services, including massages and facials just for the earlobes.