Skin Deep Mega Tanning's friendly staff equips patrons with gadgets that sun-kiss skin surfaces and boost the body's collagen production. Clients' hides are tinted with a golden hue while lazing in the Sunstar Zx30 bed, which is heated by 30 100-watt bulbs. The UV-free spray-tan mists pelts with the Tan Envy or California Tan solution, resulting in a light, medium, dark, or cheetah-print summer coat. The easy-to-follow audio instructions for the touch-free controls enable a sophisticated yet simple spritz of bottled sunshine in 14 seconds per side.
Most artists use a brush and paint. Michelle Como uses foils, shampoo, and dye. Sure, she's technically a stylist, but she treats each service as an artform. Michelle owns Pure Color Bar Salon, where she spends her days sculpting and coloring hair. In addition to color treatments and highlights, she specializes in keratin smoothing treatments to get rid of curls, frizz, and misplaced crazy straws. Her coworkers produce stunningly complex nail art, with stripes and swirls peppered with little gems fastened in place with adhesive.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: hair color
Brands Used: wella, keratin complex
OC Tan 2 U customizes its all-natural spray solution according to each client's skin tone before artfully applying it via airbrush. The clean, comfortable synthetic-sun specialty shop employs its unique airbrush formula that adapts to skin, resulting in a natural, non-orange tan that disguises the body's blemishes and irregularities. The spray session takes about 15 minutes, and the tan lasts up to two weeks depending on skin quality, care, and exposure to sandblasters.
The trained nail technicians at Anthony Rocco's Hair Design prune overzealous fingernails into elegant and glossy silhouettes in a warm and airy salon space. Each 30-minute manicure refreshes talons damaged from daily leapfrog commutes with a soak, trim, and burnishing buff. Newly supple nails eagerly accept a lustrous slick of polish in dazzling shades such as Houston, We Have a Purple or Austin-tatious Turquoise, proud constituents of OPI's Texas collection. During the manicure, technicians also treat twisted limbs to a hand and arm massage, which moisturizes skin and coaxes hands out of defensive claw formations.