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 Designer Skin and California Tan.
You might not be able to tell by looking at her now, but Natalie Bocard once suffered from hormonal acne and oily skin. For a lifelong fashionista, this was simply unacceptable. Natalie tirelessly researched methods to help her achieve the clear skin she dreamed about, and her eventual success inspired her to help others with similar concerns.
Today, Natalie is a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist with certifications in both microdermabrasion and airbrush makeup. At Natalie’s Notable Beauty, she helps her clients achieve healthy and youthful skin with services that include facials, body treatments, and spa parties. Her past experience has prepared her well for this current venture; aside from her aesthetic expertise, she spent 23 years as a NASA contractor, working with astronauts and researchers to treat the moon's perennially pockmarked façade.
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).
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. 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.
Luxe Salon & Spa restores a healthy, relaxed glow to skin, nails, and hair. Custom facial treatments address each client’s specific skin tone and imbalances, and manicures polish nails after preventing overgrown cuticles by lining the lower base of the nail with mini sandbags. A team of talented stylists shapes hair and paints new ‘dos with balayage-style highlights, which grow out to complement a head’s natural shade. The spa’s signature services include massages and body wraps, which relax the body more than submerging oneself in a dunk tank full of warm milk.
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.