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 Designer Skin and California Tan.
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.
Believing that beautiful hair can change a person's whole look, stylist Paola Franco performs an array of fashion-forward cuts and rich color services. At A'Foils Design—nested within Sammy's Salon & Spa—she specializes in foiling highlights and lowlights with wax papers, with which she can bring out subtle color in hair that flatters faces and is easier to find when lost in a haystack. Alongside expert salon styling, she provides facial waxing, special occasion up-dos, and Keratin Complex treatments, which gloss frizzy hair into sleek, silky submission. With a huge percentage of Paola's business coming from repeat clients and referrals, this popular hair spot is always bustling, yet Paola is never too busy to take the time to find out exactly what her clients want.
Inside the climate-controlled Sun Angel tanning bed, a mist carries calming scents while a sensor automatically measures the tanner's UV light sensitivity to reduce the chance of sunburn. E-Z Tan provides a customizable tanning experience to the greater Houston area with four locations, furnishing each bronzing shop with four types of UV beds, which also include the Affinity 950 Ultra Power bed which helps patrons obtain the darkest results possible. E-Z Tan clients also have a sunless option in the form of the private, self-serve Mystic Tan spray-tan booth that uses automated technology to mist bodies uniformly, from contours to crevices to extra sets of knee joints.
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