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.
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.
Like any good artist, Shabby to Chic Hair Design owner Kristen Barker knows that the frame can be just as important as the artwork itself. With makeup as her paint, she uses each face as her canvas before framing the finished masterpiece with cut, colored, and styled hair that flatters the client's unique facial features. At her suite within Luxe Avenue Salons and Spas, Kristen strives to improve visitors' self-confidence with her skills as a Redken-certified stylist, Redken products, and by reciting Vince Lombardi halftime speeches before sending them back into the world.
At Royal Aesthetics Laser Clinic & Wellness Retreat, licensed paramedical aesthetician Leslie Jones helps clients find nonsurgical alternatives to invasive cosmetic procedures. At the clinic the team uses dermal heating and radio frequency systems that help clients tighten loose skin, contour waistlines, and minimize the appearance of acne scars and sun damage. The team also supplies Revision and SkinMedica skincare products, which improve skin tone and leave countenances looking youthfully firm.
The minimalistic design at Salon JB—think cream-hued ceiling, walls, and flooring surrounding a single line of modern black salon chairs—allows the stylists’ hair creations to really stand out. They cut hair into sleek bobs or face-framing layers. Their stash of hair dye adds golden highlights to manes or camouflages locks before camping trips. They also straighten frizzy hair and add instant length with extensions.