Behind the gables and pebbledash walls of the renovated Belvedere building, a beautifying crew prettifies and relaxes physiques among displays of local artwork. Originally built in 1905 for Asheville luminary Captain Thomas D. Johnston, the historic structure is now home to luxurious treatments ranging from hot-stone massages and customized facials to airbrush tanning and waxing services.
Led by owner Gretchen Lampinen, Bella Bronze LLC’s aestheticians help clients get sun-kissed skin with tanning beds and airbrush tans. Monthly tan packages allow patrons to bask in the glow of unlimited visits to Super and Mega beds, which imbue skin with vitamin D packed neatly into beams of UV light much like multicolored fruit candy is neatly packed into rainbows. Skilled staffers also work to prettify frames with detoxifying body wraps and improve smiles with teeth-whitening services.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Beautiful Tans' den of beds and coterie of experienced spray technicians keep clients looking their bronziest with extensive tanning. With unlimited tanning for one month, tanners can eschew the scalding sands and judgmental seagulls at the beach in favor of a SonnenBraune Wolff bed or SonnenBraune Diva standup bed whose Cosmolux lamps darken skin in 20- or 9-minute increments, respectively. Alternatively, customers can renounce the sun and all its rays with two spray tans. Corporeal painters apply the hue by hand, airbrushing epidermises to ensure coverage that comes out more evenly than applying self-tanners or skipping through a spray-tan sprinkler.
For more than 20 years, Hair Emporium's stylists, under the guidance of owner Linda Buck, have been fashioning 'dos with professional products from Thermafuse and Sukesha. Shampoo treatments cleanse scalps with organic suds, whereas all-nutrient, low-ammonia color renovates tress hues without the need for cumbersome Wet Paint signs. Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening systems defrizz strands and airbrush tanning imbues sun-parched pelts with a natural glow.
Located within Cadence's Contouring, Makeup by Angela specializes in burnishing skin with beachy tones. Spray-tanning specialist Angela meticulously applies Norvell sunless-tanning solution to prepare bronzed bodies for lounging on the beach or posing as an Oscar statuette. She also beautifies skin with gloMinerals cosmetics, whose natural pigments also protect against UV rays, and the Clarisonic Pro skincare system, which deep-cleans skin with 300 brush movements per second.
At Splash of Beauty, Amy Robinson oversees a menu of total-body beauty services. Fingers and toes sparkle with nail services that include mani-pedis, acrylics, gel treatments, and custom nail art. Amy can also bronze bodies with spray tanning or prepare bodies to reveal themselves with a waxing menu that de-fuzzes entire figures. She offers eight varieties of facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, body facials, and specially formulated facials that can treat fine lines, small scars, and pigmentation problems. She also specializes in makeup services for all occasions, including special events and themed parties.