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..
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.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
As a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, Tammy Alexander feels right at home in every corner of her beauty spa. Her six facials include anti-aging glycolic peels and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and she can even exfoliate skin on the back with steam and masks of french clay. Alexander expertly removes fuzz during her bikini and Brazilian waxes. She also offers cosmetic treatments that include eyelash extensions, organic airbrush tanning, and jane iredale–makeup applications.
Both skin and smiles glow after leaving Waterloo Tan, a salon that collects five levels of tanning beds, VersaSpa spray-tan booths, and teeth-whitening equipment. During traditional tanning sessions, UV rays warm reclining bodies, beckoning golden hues and melting handcuffs made of muenster. Clients seeking sunless tans can visit an experienced airbrush artist or bask in a standup booth, where organic mist swathes the physique in a natural-looking shade that also minimizes the appearance of fine lines.