At 8 feet long and 5 feet wide, the spacious i-sopod float tanks at Escape Your Body Float Center give clients plenty of room to stretch out during sessions. This extra space goes a long way toward simulating the feeling of floating in free space—a feeling assisted by total quiet and buoyant salt water that's warmed to the temperature of the skin. The deep relaxation of floating has been shown to help with injury recovery, reduced stress, and increased energy.
The certified tanning techs at iBeach Tan aid clients with a range of UV and sunless bronzing treatments that gild bodies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Housed in brightly colored private rooms, four levels of UV beds leave visitors with warm, sun-spritzed skin. During spray-tan sessions, custom combinations of Norvell bronzing agents and hydration formulas imbue skin with a healthy glow, helping to disguise fine lines caused by sun exposure and hugs from corduroy salesmen. A variety of memberships offer frequent access to iBeach Tan's facilities, and moisturizers and tanning lotions help deepen and extend the life of tans.
In winter, the sun spends days hidden behind gray clouds, but clients of Always Tan & Skin Care stay glowing and bronzed. Voted Best Tanning Salon by viewers of NewsChannel 11 and users of KCBD and continually placed at the top in the Best of Lubbock awards by readers of Lubbock Avalanche Journal, the spacious tanning center is home to five levels of tanning beds. These powerful sunlight simulators hum within private rooms while elsewhere in the salon VersaSpa booths spray bodies with custom, sunless DHA formulas to create a natural-looking, moisturizing tan. In addition to shade alterations, Always Tan offers beautifying services such as teeth whitening and reinvigorating red-light facials.
Before their sessions, guests relax in the salon's elegant lobby, where a glimmering chandelier illuminates cushy chairs and pillows. Spread across the walls, shelves hold a rainbow of colorfully packaged lotions and skincare products so patrons can keep up their skincare routines at home.
Andropolis Hair Salon & Color Spa's strand-slayers coax slumping hair into more attractive postures with an assortment of techniques and products. With a cut and style (a $35 value), mane manipulators Kendall Gill or Sarah Jordan will bring each hair down to size and weave locks into a beautiful basket, perfect for toting the multitudinous love notes from amorous suitors. A protein treatment (a $25 value) infuses strands with a fuller body and the necessary strength to withstand daily abuse from vengeful toxins.
Kadiza Hair Studio offers an array of practical hair services inside its convenient, well-maintained space. Get a quick cut and style ($35 for women; $20 for men and children), or go for an all over color ($55) or a partial weave ($70). Kadiza also offers eyebrow and lip waxing ($11 each or $20 for both) to satisfy the sculpting needs of all epidermal emoticons. In addition to assisted aesthetic upgrades, guests can take advantage of a 15% discount on hair products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Tigi. Likewise, because the stylists at Kadiza Hair Studio are licensed to help visitors choose the products that best fit their look, there's no need to judge shampoos solely by their labels or taste.
SuperTan is a full-service bronzery equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality products. Unleash your inner golden god in the Classic 650HP level-five tanning bed, or opt instead for a VersaSpa spray tan. The VersaSpa booth applies a quick-drying, streak-free, UV-free solution that gives you a luxurious, fresh-off-the-grill glow in only 60 seconds. The sunless tanning solution is customizable according to skin tone and desired shade, with a choice between light, medium, or dark. SuperTan also provides red-light collagen therapy treatments, which use a UV-free red light to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production, in contrast to the sun’s red light, which creates eccentric children with the ability to sense accidents before they happen. The complexion-evening procedure works best at treating problems close to the surface of skin, such as age spots, broken capillaries, and acne scars. Red-light collagen therapy is not a tanning treatment.
Voted 2011's Best Hair Salon by KCBD, Faux Real Hair Design Studio transforms shapeless hair into covetous coiffures. Faux Real's mane manicurists deftly wield shaping scissors, taming the shaggy locks of men ($14) or crafting face-complementing cuts for women ($25–$35). Enhance strands with natural all-over color ($65), highlights ($75+). Eyebrows thirsting for follicular attention will arch in surprise at the clean looks left bobbing in the wake of an eyebrow wax ($12).