A lush, rain forest-themed waiting room greets guests at Boca Tanning Club, hinting at the tranquil skinsperience that awaits them. Subtract fickle UV rays from tanned skin equations with the glow-bestowing procedure of the Magic Tan VersaSpa Spray Tanning. The spray-tan booths come equipped with an open interior design and drying technology that tightly seals in sunless splendor and airborne compliments. At the Friendswood location, age-defying lasernauts can interface with photo-rejuvenation sessions using the Mon Amie Collarium system. This new treatment acts as an anti-aging panacea, reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving skin texture and elasticity. Meanwhile, a medical skin sensor measures the concentration of skin melanin and determines the user's skin type, adjusting as such to the clients’ needs and preferred episode of Hee Haw.
To be the best, you don't have to beat the best. You can just as easily learn from them. Michaela Turnbo took this maxim to heart while training with makeup artist to the stars Cassandra Scott, a celebrity favorite who has worked with famous faces including Elizabeth Taylor and Heather Locklear. Recently published in Passion Hair Book 2011, Turnbo shares her skills as a style expert and aesthetician at A Petite Spa, enhancing and tightening skin with glycolic peels, nonsurgical face-lifts, and facials designed to work with any schedule. She also strips away unsightly hair from the face and body with her swift waxing services and gussies up complexions for weddings, parties, and luxury driver's licenses with makeup applications.
Licensed aesthetician Crystal Seidler uses her pageant experience to enhance her clients' natural beauty at her eponymous practice inside the Mélange Gallery of Salons. She can calibrate her deft makeup applications to suit a variety of occasions, whether it’s for a model in a photo shoot, a bride on her wedding day, or a lawyer fresh from the pie-eating portion of the LSAT. To refresh skin, Crystal also performs facials and peels that target specific skincare concerns using glo therapeutics products, which can also be purchased from the salon.
A specialty salon and spa for young girls, Sweet & Sassy offers girl-size treatments in a fun, feminine setting. The 15- to 20-minute Glittery Glam Express spa package paints diminutive-diva fingernails with colorful polish, applies makeup, and shapes a party updo, and cheeks are topped with a signature glitter star that rivals any Christmas-tree topper or eerily beautiful supernova.
Josephine's Day Spa and Salon offers a range of award-winning salon and spa services to choose from, including all hair-care services, waxing and hair tinting, facials, makeup applications, and mani-pedis. If you don't have an area of your body that necessitates cookies and special attention, play human roulette and randomly select a limb or terminus for pampering. Get a 30-minute botanical resurfacing facial enhancement ($75) that buffs your skin with tourmaline, or combine a shampoo and women's cut ($45+) with a lip or chin wax (each $18+). Give your legs some well-deserved attention for propping up your torso with a full leg wax ($78+), or pamper your most distal digits with an Aveda Caribbean Therapy foot treatment ($65).
Marble accents and expertly maintained equipment greet customers visiting Pearland's Soigne Tans, where soul sacks can bask in an array of tanning options. Beds and standup apparatuses bronze epidermal layers with different levels depending on skin type and astrological sign, and UV-free sprays mist limbs and torsos with natural-looking, streak-free shades. Knowledgeable staff wield handpicked products by brands such as Supre and Emerald Bay to moisturize and prep skin for sunless sunning.
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 Swedish Beauty and California Tan.