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.
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.
At Nautica Tan, the staff knows that darker skin isn't the only benefit of tanning. Clients also emerge more relaxed, and skin imperfections such as stretch marks and cellulite are hidden. Seven levels of UV beds coax melanin to skin surfaces, whereas spray tans give skin a sun-kissed glow without the sun or rubbing skin with a light bulb.
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.
As 2009 Miss Houston USA Angy Torres knows, it doesn’t take a discriminating judge to spot the streaks of an imperfect spray tan. That’s why she counts herself among the many clients who trust Body Brushed, an airbrush-tanning studio whose trained professionals could fool even the sun with their golden, UV-free tans.
Body Brushed’s specialists carefully coat their clients' skin with a DHA-infused solution formulated to create a golden tan that can last for up to 10 days with regular moisturizing and proper maintenance. The studio’s in-office and mobile services aren’t limited to sunless tans; they can also customize bodies with airbrushed makeup, tattoos, and full tuxedos.
A three-time Best of Citysearch award winner, Eclipse Sunless Tanning offers a veritable cornucopia of skin-based treatments. Photo- rejuvenation therapy operates via a spectrum of visible, non-UV-based red light. Once patients step inside the stand-up chamber of the Ergoline Beauty Lounge, the 12-minute treatment commences, bombarding dermal layers with visible red-light wavelengths for potentially firmer, smoother skin. Initial results are thought to include a clearer, more radiant complexion, helpful during photo shoots, special events, and power outages. After several sessions, clients see a marked improvement in tint and clarity, with texture upgraded from "crinkle cut" to "regular french fry" on the skin/potato spectrum.