Maquillage Pro Beauty specializes in organic and heated airbrush tanning, helping bodies go from pallid to sun-kissed without exposure to harmful UV rays. Carefully trained technicians evenly tan hides from head to toe at locations in The Woodlands, Austin, or The Heights, or travel to their clients to help them get beach-bound in the privacy of their own home sandbox. The hue-shifting experts can also draw added attention to bronzed contours with optional add-on treatments such as glow-enhancing glitter drops or scent drops—a more practical alternative to last season's popular scratch-and-sniff body suits.
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 Swedish Beauty and California Tan.
Not only did Adrian Cabrera pour her knowledge of healthy skin into her own line of anti-aging skincare products, she also opened Bronzed 2 Perfection to tan epidermises without skin-wilting sunbeams. Her certified techs spray customers by hand with a cellulite- and age-fighting solution that keeps skin supple and smooth. It also contains DHA, which turns skin cells a rich golden brown and can be strategically applied to disguise tan lines, stretch marks, and blemishes. This process eschews streaks and unsightly orange tints, unlike traditional homespun methods, which often involve self-applied creams and swimming pools filled with carrot juice. When they aren't airbrushing clients, Adrian's techs can also whiten teeth up to six shades with blue LED lights.
Owner Tracie Steele knows how important it is to offer many options for tanning to give people with different skin types and needs the exact kind of tan they’re looking for. To meet those ends, she outfits the treatment rooms of Beyond Bronz’d with Level 1-6 tanning beds as well as UV-free options. The variety of beds at Beyond Bronz’d allows her patrons to select a bed most suited to their current needs, based on their desired level of tan, their skin type, or their paralyzing fear of prime numbers.
The hydration station both preps and nourishes skin with radiant heat, steam, vibration, and a mineral bath to make skin soft and supple.
VersaSpa sunless standing-booth sessions give clients two bronzing-formula options for sunless tanning, which can be applied alone or as a suite of skincare applications. An optional pH-balancing treatment that helps enhance color can precede the sunless tan, and a hydrating treatment with anti-aging properties can be chosen to lengthen the life of the tan. The booth also blow-dries the body between each application to ensure tans are locked in and hair doesn’t feel left out.
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.