Beaches Tanning Center's arsenal of newly updated tanning beds and spray-tan booths unveils gateways to sun-kissed skin. Six kinds of Ergoline beds bronze complexions to natural-looking umber hues as ventilation keeps bodies cool and music keeps ears distracted from the sun's desperate pleas for attention. Clients can go UV-free in warm Mystic Tan chambers, where an oscillating nozzle evenly coats skin with a customized cocktail of bronzing color.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
White and cream dominate the color palette at Glo Esthetics, accented by damask and wrought-iron curlicues. This clean, serene environment sets the stage for the spa's treatments. Services include waxing and eyelash extensions, along with more intensive procedures such as chemical peels and clinical-grade facials.
Aesthetic Image keeps skin smooth and strand free from tip to tail with waxing services suited to every inch of the bristle-covered body. Follicle-burdened females can entrust their most sensitive areas to the skilled, hairless hands of a licensed aesthetician, who can administer the Brazilian wax in only 15–20 minutes. Unlike other cold-hearted salons that rely on duct tape and insults to get hair to vacate the premises, Aesthetic Image’s stubble slayers take time to ensure comfort and minimize follicle flare-ups during the wax, concluding with a designer postwaxing lotion that gently shushes skin back to deep, sleek, sleep (a pretreatment numbing lotion is available for $10).
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
The floor-to-ceiling windows that make Radiance Sun Studios’ storefront may technically be letting sun in, but the shop’s bright-yellow walls seem to flood the outdoors with rays. Inside, more effective faux rays radiate from Wolff- and Ruva-level tanning beds in standup and lie-down varieties. Their MagicTan spray-tanning booth imparts all-over UV-free color with mist from automated nozzles. The staff also curates an extensive collection of tanning lotions from Hempz, Australian Gold, and California Tan, which extend a tan’s wear, enhance its color, or help it blend more easily into a Where’s Waldo? set at the beach.