Beauty & Spas in Ankeny

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Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.

The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.

109 South Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny,
IA
US

A cast of 20 hairstylists and beauty professionals works within the bright blue walls of Salon Zen, dedicating talent and passion to making clients beautiful and relaxed. Exposed brick and yellow trim pop out against the salon’s otherwise sea-blue decor, surrounding deft hairstylists as they snip, color, and style locks, and treat strands to helpings of Redken and Pureology products as they go. While blow dryers whirl across freshly pruned coifs, nail technicians pamper hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and perk up nails with colorful polish or gel enhancements. A private room beckons relaxers to indulge in a Swedish, deep-tissue, or prenatal massage, or lie in wait for an aesthetician to wax away fuzz from the face, bikini line, or mink coat. Deft makeup artists can gussy up features for a night out with expert makeup applications, or can transform pale epidermises into beach-ready physiques with airbrush tanning.

201 N 3rd St.
Polk City,
Iowa
US

The stylists and wax technicians at Hair Sanity spruce up scalps and beautify tresses with masterful scissor snips and expert color and perm services. Led by a philosophy of personal service, each haircut, waxing service, or diatribe about powdered wigs doled out by the stylist conforms to client specifications. Keratin treatments smooth overgrown head grass by infusing individual strands with nutrient-rich protein that can keep manes tame for several months. Newly done ‘dos dress up well with decorative flower clips, which highlight faces with a touch of floral color without the hassle of planting a garden on your shoulder.

2945 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny,
IA
US

We are a family owned and operated business with Vietnamese/German background. Green awareness is part of our personal way of living and we wanted to integrate this in our business model. At ÜberChic, Eco-centric is not a character flaw, it's a lifestyle. The concept of our boutique reflects the fusion of our cultural heri

201 N 3rd ST. Unit F
Polk City,
Iowa
US

Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro-massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members pay for packages or flat monthly rates. A staff of helpful spa assistants is always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable. Call ahead to make appointments; services are subject to availability.

1805 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny,
IA
US

Stylists pad across the sunlit hardwood floor of the Styles 109 studio wielding scissors, flat irons, and professional haircare products from Nevo and Verb. The stylists use these tools to perform a sweeping array of salon services, from glamorous highlights to elegant updos. Their hair services don't stop at cuts, colors, and styles, though. They can also create curls with perms or add volume, length, and color to manes with high-quality LOX hair extensions. In addition to hair services, the specialists also offer facial waxing.

109 Northwest 9th Street
Ankeny,
IA
US