Executive Smiles' cosmetic technicians grant their clients a full-body glow with teeth whitening, spray tans, and glitter spray within their nook at the Firewheel Salon. Executive Smiles employs two different whitening products, using the one best-suited to remove a client's stains, or both if that will produce the best results. For a boost to the rest of the body, their FDA-approved, DHA-based spray tans last 5–10 days when combined with exfoliation and moisturizing lotion treatments. Glitter sprays can also be added to tanning sessions to leave a glimmer with super-fine mica.
After years in the health-care and beauty industries, Danielle Maratas developed Glam 101, a haven for good conversation and treatments such as eyelash extensions, waxing sessions, airbrush tans, and makeup applications. She also offers therapeutic and hot-stone massages atop a comfy zebra-patterned massage table.
Allen Yoga Center founder and certified instructor Brook Cheatham believes that "Yoga is more than an exercise. It gets into you at the very core of your being … your emotional baggage is stripped away along with your ego.” After years spent as an instructor at various studios, Brook decided to open her own space, where students can reflect on themselves while cultivating their physical and mental well being. The mocha-stained hardwood floors complement the yoga center's warm plum-and-gold walls, which are intentionally bare, hosting only a single portrait of a multilimbed deity, Gary the Octopus. Brook leads classes ranging in intensity from the cardiovascular-stimulating Vinyasa to the restorative and meditative Hatha. Regular workshops welcome guest instructors to educate students on a variety of wellness topics, and the teacher-training program grants knowledge to those who wish to someday lead their own classes.:m]]
Texas Tan's two locations each acquaint pallid complexions with a kaleidoscopic array of UV-tanning beds and spray-tanning booths. Like a mansion designed by a Jenga master, the tanning services have multiple levels. Starting at basic bronze beds equipped with external cooling systems, the tanning arsenal ranges all the way to top-of-the-line Platinum beds that tout 360-degree tanning, an MP3-player connection, and facial tanners.
Texas Tan also touts a sunless-spray-tan solution in its VersaSpa tanning booths, which envelop bodies in a golden mist over a mere 46 seconds. Guests step into the airy chambers of the tanning machine, where alternating gusts of pigmented tanning solutions evenly adhere a streak-free bronze to skin. Gilded glows last 5–10 days, allowing patrons ample time to show off their new, natural-looking tans during nights out with friends or while promoting Bikini Awareness Month.
Perfect Tan's airbrush artists swathe skin in custom-blended tanning formulas that enhance beauty and self-confidence without UV exposure. The salon’s technicians show a remarkable concern for detail during spray-tan applications, evenly covering the skin with a DHA-based solution derived from sugar beets. Each appointment consists of a brief consultation, five minutes of spraying, and a warm blast of blow-dryer air. Natural-looking hues, such as cocoa, almond, and deep-fried chocolate, swirl together to create a custom color that radiates from skin for several days. Body butters, sugar scrubs, and moisturizers from brands such as Rain and Jamaica Me Tan line the shelves of the studio's boutique; these and other products can help patrons maintain a healthy, hydrated glow.
Mirages are famed tricksters of the desert, illusions generated by heat waves and tired minds that reportedly depict comfort, safety, and luxury. Rowlett's Mirage Tanning Spa also summons such visions, though its many amenities are quite solid. The spa's staff foregoes the basic 20-minute tanning beds in favor of more opulent models, such as the standup booths or VIP and Platinum beds. The staff uses its bottled light in other ways as well—whitening teeth and smoothing skin to name a few. Staffers can also cut out the need for UV radiation altogether with Mystic spray-tan booths, darkening skin with a concoction of melanin-encouraging components. Mirage even offers automated massages, relaxing muscles with HydroMassage beds that use pressurized water to emulate the feeling of futuristic massage robots at work.