Guests who enter T-Babe's Tan & Tone feeling uncomfortable in their skin leave renewed, their epidermises now a deep bronze. T-Babe's specializes in helping guests feel their best, with services such as unlimited tanning as well as hydro-massages and fat-burning vibration machines.
Though the name of her business, Got Lady Stache?, implies an attitude of irreverence, aesthetician Jennifer Horton takes her clients very seriously. In her nook at Sugar and Shears, she removes unwanted hair with sugaring, a process less painful than waxing and more sanitary than using leftover duct tape. As they recline on a black-leather treatment chair, clients can also opt for facial treatments to rejuvenate skin.
At All About You Spa and Fitness, nails and lashes receive special attention. Nail technician Sacha has spent over eight years applying acrylics and gels to both hands and feet throughout the Oklahoma City area. Mugs also get to spend time in the spotlight during eyelash extensions.
Rumor has it that spray-tan tech Jennifer Freer can hit a pale leg from 100 paces. Beyond just accuracy, she's a stickler for customization. Her natural tanning solution is tailored to the client's unique skin tone and won't leave any odor or tacky orange tint. Jennifer offers spray-tan parties for groups of five or more and can provide a customized glow for special occasions such as proms or weddings.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed’s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800’s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won’t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
Ashley Baker’s smile reaches all the way to her eyes. And she’s just one of the beaming employees who might greet you at Moxie Shop. As sunny as its staff, Moxie combines color and contemporary design in its decor—a lime-green couch, pink-and-white chairs, and vibrant flowers brighten the waiting area. Once clients have moved on to their respective salon stations, stylists use Bumble and bumble products to jazz up hair, PCA Skin and FarmHouse Fresh to reinvigorate skin, and gentle wax to shape brows and turn patrons into giant candles.
Right down the road from the Oklahoma University dorms lies Rock Paper Scissor Hair Studio, a salon where stylists cut, color, and style hair with premium products from brands such as Paul Mitchell. The Paul Mitchell name has influenced the salon's personnel as well as its inventory, since the three-person staff includes a graduate of the brand's school, not to mention a specialist in long hair and updos and a makeup and skincare whiz. Inside the salon itself, clients recline in comfortable leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors.