At Shear Possibilities, Leslie and her team of stylists cater to young families with affordable, à la carte services for men, women, and children. They even host princess birthday parties, which include an updo style with gems or flowers for each child, princess-themed games and activities, and take-home goodie bags. The salon, which opened in April 2012, gives back to the community through discounts for military and police personnel as well as fundraising events that donate 20%–50% of proceeds to local schools, benefits, and nonprofit charities.
Kellie, the tanning artist behind Glo To Go Customized Sunless Tanning, burnishes skin tones with high-quality airbrush tans customized to each individual's skin. Particles of DHA deepen the skin's hue to a golden brown without streaking or leaving behind orange splotches that falsely indicate a Cheetos addiction. Kellie recommends gently exfoliating skin before appointments and avoiding moisturizers, perfumes, and oils on the day of the session.
At all 25 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
Carolina Sun's aestheticians envelop anatomies in FIT Bodywraps to release toxins, quicken blood flow, and work toward supple, tightened skin. During each one-hour session clients nap or read as they burn up to 1,400 calories––roughly the equivalent of fighting in a kangaroo boxing match. The FIT wrap’s infrared heat speeds up metabolism, causing bodies to sweat out toxins, and toasts fat tissue to inhibit the formulation of cellulite. Once the arms, abdomen, upper thighs, and lower legs are snugly bundled, clients can adjust their own temperature in single-degree increments. Getting burritoed in a FIT wrap can alleviate joint stiffness, boost immune systems, and help reduce cellulite while enhancing the body’s natural salsa-and-cheese flavors.
The bronzing pros at Sinfully Good Body & Soul have figured a few things out about standup tanning. Not only does it let the body bask evenly in a 360-degree glow of UV rays, it prevents the tan lines and creases that lie-down tanning can cause. Additionally, upright booths prevent contact with the bed’s surface, so clients can be assured of a sanitary session, free from sweat droplets and shadow particles of past customers. The crew here also offers airbrush tanning for those looking for a UV-free look, and the salon’s top practices have earned it multiple nominations for Akron-Canton’s Hot List.
At Firm Fitness & Spray Tan, visitors are transformed through a combination of hard work and aesthetic treatments. Personal trainer, co-owner, and competitive bodybuilder Phil Placko works one-on-one with clients to devise custom workouts. His studio is stocked only with essentials, its weight and cardio machines occupying a sparely-adorned room that's free of distractions such as blaring TVs and mimes. Outside the exercise rooms, infrared body wraps and massages help bodies flush out toxins and recover from intense workouts, while spray tan technicians administer golden glows to highlight every newly toned muscle.