Ever since science exposed us to the dangers of sun tanning, which may lead to skin cancer from the excessive sun exposure, experts have come up with ways to emulate the wonderful effects of sun tanning to our skin color without the harmful ultraviolet rays. Hence, the emergence of sunless tanning products and salons that provide their customers different ways to achieve their desired skin color without sweating it out under the sun or in a tanning bed. There are many tanning salons in Houston that offer a variety of sunless tanning services, including airbrush tanning. Here are some of the best in Houston.
Urban Oasis Day Spa
3201 Louisiana St., Suite 106
Houston, TX 77006
This award winning spa uses Fantasy products for airbrush tanning. Its unique bronze cast ensures a natural looking tan for Urban Oasis customers that can last up to 10 days. Fantasy Tan is the first company to create airbrush tanning using a formula that is not harmful to the skin, but is, in fact, similar to sugar that bonds with the skin to create a natural looking color. You can also pick up tan extender and moisturizer while you’re here, to ensure you get the most out of your airbrushing experience.
Heights Massage and Day Spa
1145 Lawrence St.
Houston, TX 77008
Another award-winning day spa in Houston, Heights Massage and Day Spa prides itself on being able to accommodate more than 1,500 appointments in a month through its well-staffed, tranquil and beautiful, yet fully functional establishment. The spa uses an all natural brown sugar based formula for airbrush tanning. Get a full airbrush body tan for only $35. The spa also offers eyelash extensions, facials, waxing and massage services.
Eclipse Sunless Tanning Salon
415 Westheimer Road, Suite 103
Houston, Texas 77006
Eclipse Sunless Tanning Salon uses only the highest quality equipment and tanning solutions for airbrush tanning. Customers have a choice to get a full body tanning or be sprayed just in special areas. The salon’s expert staff of spray technicians guarantees an even skin tone for customers. There’s a new special package monthly, so be sure to visit the website to see what’s new. For happy hour tanning, customers only pay half the price on Mondays and Tuesdays (noon – 5 p.m.) per tanning session.
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Throwing Copper Organic Body Hueing
Inside Blue Mambo Salon
8 Chelsea Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 859-1085 (Samantha)
(832) 643-7574 (Gabrielle)
This tanning haven offers “Organic Body Hueing,” which is its own green and eco-friendly version of spray tanning with an organic twist. The spa utilizes DHA among its tanning solutions, a form of colorless sugar extracted from beets, and is the only sunless tanning ingredient approved by the FDA. Throwing Copper also blends in a concoction of aloe vera and grapefruit and white tea extracts for magnificent results. The spa offers different packages, depending on the number of tanning sessions chosen. Single sessions run $55, or get a package of three for $150, package of five for $225 or a package of 10 for $400.
The Solar Lounge
15847 FM 529 Road
Houston, TX 77095
This tanning center boasts luxurious and affordable services. The Solar Lounge offers the VersaSpa sunless tanning system, an age defying system, which includes three full body skin treatments of prepping, spraying and moisturizing the skin to lock in the color for lasting results. It’s kind of like a do-it-yourself tanning process without the aid of a technician.
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Rainne Mendoza Celespara is a freelance writer living in Houston. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.