More than 25 years ago, Kundan Sabarwal opened the doors of a modest 400-square-foot skincare spa in New Delhi, working diligently to gently and efficiently eradicate her clients' unwanted body hair through a blend of ancient techniques and modern indulgences. With a bit of hard-earned success, Ziba Beauty hopped the pond, eventually expanding to 17 locations in two U.S. states. Each studio embraces American style while retaining its overseas roots, amplifying faces and bodies with traditional Indian cosmetic adornment and hair removal. By rolling small loops of cotton thread over brows and other facial areas, threading specialists can remove pesky fuzz without harming the skin or skipping over fine hairs. For more sizeable zones, Sumita Wax, which was developed in India exclusively for Ziba Beauty, quickly sends errant hairs packing on the face and body. Artistic hands ink bodies with the ornate semipermanent designs of traditional mehndi, or cloak clients in sparkle with intricate art in a choice of 32 glitter mehndi colors and shimmering crystals, readying skin for special events better than a full-body tuxedo tattoo.
Housing standup booths and three levels of tanning beds, The Tanning Company helps patrons sport sun-kissed exteriors regardless of the season. Whether vertical or horizontal, the equipment bronzes skin with features including miniature suns and dedicated bulbs for the side, shoulder, and face while keeping bods cool with adjustable fans.
Alternatively, staffers airbrush clients to create quick, UV-free glows. These custom spray tans evenly coat skin in an organic solution that, with proper maintenance, can render results that last for up to seven days. They also administer a signature "tanning cocktail," which combines spray tans with standup tanning-bed sessions.