What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our master technicians have 2,000+ airbrushes under their belt boasting for one of the most experienced, flawless applications in town. We take extra steps that others don't to ensure streak free, dry to the touch, natural looking color.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Poseidon Tanning has been a staple of the tanning community for over 12 years providing traditional UV tanning & nutritional products. In the summer of 2011 they leveled up their tanning game and custom built a room ideal for airbrush tanning and enlisted the most experienced technicians in Houston.
What do you love most about your job?
When a client receives their first ever airbrush, and their jaw drops when they see their tan line. When we see a soon-to-be bride's shoulders relax because she now has one less thing to worry about.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Watching a 86 year old women's eyes fill with water when she looked down and saw all her spider veins disappear, and the hugged that followed.
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. 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.
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.
At locations across the country, 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. [Norvell] (https://www.norvelltanning.com/) 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.
Glo Sun Spa’s staff readily advises patrons on their tanning options, which include UV tanning beds and automated spray booths. With 24 private rooms, the crew ensures no tanner waits too long for a session. Tanning options include the sunless VersaSpa, providing customers with long-lasting color that nourishes skin without the help of UV. Guests can extend the life of their tan with The Hydration Station, which combines vitamins and minerals with steam to hydrate skin, leaving it silky to the touch. They also carry a selection of skincare products from trusted brands such as Devoted Creations, Designer Skin, and California Tan to help keep skin hydrated.
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, furnishing their bronzing shops 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, Versa Spa uses automated technology to mist bodies uniformly, from contours to crevices to extra sets of knee joints.