Not far from Lakeway in Bee Cave, bellezza sports more than a dozen specialized salon staffers—each a master of hair, skin, or demolitions—and two massage therapists committed to the full satisfaction of every client. Let bellezza's beauty dispensers deep clean and exfoliate frazzled façade during a classic European Yon-Ka facial, before treating scalps, necks, shoulders, arms, and hands to a tension-taming massage. Then Bellezza's well-handed massage therapists will let the rest of your body in on the TLC with a 60-minute massage, during which they'll handily dispatch your stubborn, stuck-in stress using long, kneading strokes, gentle pressure, and random shouts of "Relax!"
Calling upon their training and certification from the Natural Glow Training Institute, the tan technicians at 360 Tans carefully color patrons with custom airbrush tans. The sure-handed staff utilizes a water-based Natural Glow solution rich in organic DHA, which is designed to dry instantly and keep pores unclogged. For the sake of convenience, team members also provide patrons with disposable thongs or boxer shorts, which double as tangible souvenirs for an imaginary vacation.
Both a mobile tanning service and a one-stop bronzing hotspot, Rock & Sol imbues clients’ skin with natural, deeper color without using harmful UV rays. During 10- to 15-minute tailored airbrush sessions, technicians first custom-blend a solution to match each client’s current and desired skin tones. Next, a technician applies two coats evenly over the body, resulting in a coppery glow that, like the Statue of Liberty's original bronze finish, lasts approximately 7–10 days. The odorless, organic, and alcohol-free solution employs an FDA-approved sugarcane derivative called DHA, which reacts with epidermal cells to darken their natural pigment. In addition to their storefront, Rock & Sol also operates a mobile tanning service, journeying to homes, offices, or aquariums in the Austin area to tan gaggles of friends or help albino goldfish finally fit in at school.
A recent addition to the Austin community, X-Treme Tan pairs its bronzing services with a mission to educate locals on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. An array of tanning beds ranging from levels 1–5 are available to guests and geared toward various skin types and goals. The Level 5 Matrix basks bodies in the maximum 33,00 watts of of sun-imitating power and is the only machine of its kind in the area. Each bed and stand-up pod graces torsos and limbs with color in sessions that last 20 minutes or less. For those who prefer to stay vertical, a Level 4 Quantum standup booth shades skin in 10 minutes with a fleet of 51 refractor bulbs. Light-shy folk and Greta Garbo impersonators will favor custom spray tans. The formulas by Norvell Skin Solutions offer clients a choice of different shades to match their skin's undertone and are applied by Cedar Park's only Norvell-certified airbrush technicians. X-Treme Tan has won a number of accolades, being described as "best of the best" by HillCountryNews.com, and "Best of ATX" by K.V.U.E. News..
Disenchanted by common tanning pitfalls such as orangy tones, blotchiness, and harmful UV radiation, Bronzed Envy owner Blakeley set out to deliver safe and natural mist-on spray tans from Salon Republic. Rapid Glo's raw-sugarcane formula reacts with the proteins of the skin to draw out a golden-brown sheen lasting up to 10 days using certified organic DHA while being paraben-free. Administered in about 20 minutes, the tanning process, like Polaroid shots of tortoises, takes about four hours to fully develop.