Located inside Suite Escape Salons of Forney, Tanzibar Tan’s three certified technicians help patrons wrap themselves in a summery hue with custom applications of Norvell tanning spray. Each 30-minute session is tailored to clients’ shape and skin tone, thoroughly coating bodies to eradicate tan lines caused by T-shirts or naps under a hammock. The salon’s manicurist can quickly groom fingers and toes, ensuring patrons are fully groomed for the 5–7 days it takes for their tan to fade.
Texsun Tan & Spa bronzes complexions and prettifies nails inside a salon with earth-tone walls. Guests can get their sun-kissed look through sessions in tanning beds or from the hand-applied spray of Norvell sunless-tanning solutions. Aestheticians also nourish nails in mani-pedis, and guests can take the spa experience home with them by purchasing from their fleet of Norvell maintenance products.
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.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
Body Beautiful Studio’s menu of services not only focuses on keeping clients looking luminous and svelte, but also emphasizes the importance of good health and whole-body well-being. Rather than relying on the potentially harmful UV rays emitted by tanning beds, the studio’s airbrush tanning technicians instead engulf bodies in a mist of botanically based solution, creating an even, sun-kissed hue free of orange streaks, unlike carrots shot out of a T-shirt cannon. Body Beautiful’s full-body infrared treatments use far-infrared technology to relieve aches and contour silhouettes. As the gentle heat elevates metabolisms and helps release pent-up toxins, it can also improve skin tone by minimizing the appearance of cellulite.
The artists at Chi Ro Makeup Studio are in their element when their clients most need to look their best—at weddings, photo shoots, and television and film gigs. That much is clear, because they've earned the trust of actress Tamera Mowry, who has to look her best a lot. The key is breadth. The artists can handle both airbrush and traditional makeup, and their hair services include everything from updos to extensions. In addition, a tanning stylist uses Natural Glow products to cover legs or entire bodies with a bronzy glow so that clients don't have to brown themselves in a pan slicked with Crisco.