In the heart of the U-Med business district, Face Forward pampers visages with holistic, noninvasive skin care with natural plant and mineral skincare products. Paraben-free and humanely produced salves from house skincare brand DermaQuest Skin fuel facials, chemical peels, and everyday handshakes. Waxers specialize in Brazilian-style hair removal, using a hard, less painful French wax and coaching clients through the process with ample education.
The tanning experts at Color Me Tan keep hides sporting golden hues year-round with their multiple levels of UV tanning beds. Their spray-tan booths, on the other hand, eschew ultraviolet rays and instead use tanning solution to coat epidermal expanses with a natural-looking, streak-free glow. The shop equips visitors with products that aid in the tanning process on beaches or at home. Aside from body bronzing, Color Me Tan further beautifies bodies with teeth-whitening treatments and noninvasive red-light therapy, which makes mature skin appear more youthful and less prone to discussing mortgage rates at parties.
Artful nails may take center stage at Hot Tips, but that doesn't mean they get all the attention. When they aren't busy creating custom nail designs or applying acrylic tips, the shop's aestheticians ten to the rest of the body's beauty needs. After waxing away stubble from the brows, underarms, legs, or back, they help customers show off newly smooth contours by steering them toward a sunless spray tanning system that hydrates as it bronzes. Lashes and brows may be tinted to match a new hair color or to convince strangers that you really are a natural blue-nette, while trained technicians can also apply single synthetic lashes to give lend an added dose of drama to every wink.
Urban Zen Yoga Studio helps gym-goers hone their flexibility, mental clarity, and core strength with a slew of yoga classes. In basic yoga classes, students nail down alignment, breath control, and postures, many of which can be performed with variations. Then, they can move onto more challenging styles, such as hot Vinyasa. In a studio set to 95 degrees––or about 308 Kelvin––they follow a tough series of poses inspired by Bikram, ashtanga, and kundalini yoga.
Nail painting has been a respected art form ever since Leonardo da Vinci sketched his rough draft of the Sistine Chapel ceiling on his thumbnail. The beauticians at Tantrix Nails & Spa continue this tradition of artistic expression with a nail-centric roster of spa services. Staff members outfit fingertips with overlays, acrylics, and gels in colorful palettes to create creative, quirky, and flirty nail designs to clients' specifications. The boutique staff adds hot-stone massages to signature mani-pedis and uses tanning beds to give a bronze accent to fine nail work or faded pennies.