Forty-six-year-old single mom Leslie was so inspired by her first encounters with LED phototherapy that she became certified as a skin technician shortly thereafter. Today, more than 10 years later, she helps her clients eschew the need to drop thousands of dollars on injections, plastic surgery, and facial creams by harnessing blue- and red-light technologies. With careful calibrations, she has found laser therapy to effectively treat fine lines, cellulite, and acne.
Licensed aesthetician Megan Elizabeth Majeran advises against ever looking into a magnifying mirror. No one will ever look flawless under the cruel gaze of that cosmetic appliance, she says, so why bother? This kind of advice is par for the course for Megan, who makes it her mission to make her clients feel good about their faces.
To accomplish this mission, Megan dedicates her full attention to each of her clients. Her calm, methodical approach helps them unwind as she applies Keyano all-natural products during her custom facials and peels. This emphasis on relaxation finds its reflection in the paper lamps, bamboo stalks, and palm plants strewn throughout the studio. Aromatherapy candles—handmade by the resident massage therapist—flicker and burn, filling the space with a fragrance as appealing as that of a fried chicken breast dipped in cologne.
Best pals Tonya and Gwen, the “bestiez” of Bestiez Bronze & Browz, invite clients into their studio for all things threading and tanning. Certified in Aviva Labs sunless tanning, the duo bequeaths sun-shy skin with flawlessly bronzed tones using the organic Aviva Labs formula. Made from just 13 ingredients, Aviva Labs’ sunless-tanning serum trades in harsh chemicals for completely alcohol-, fragrance-, and oil-free ingredients, making it an ideal solution for all clients, including those with sensitive skin. After a spray-tan session in-studio—or a spray-tan party at home—Tonya and Gwen twist and turn a sturdy piece of thread across the brows, resulting in perfectly groomed half moons or any desired letters of the alphabet.
Newly updated facilities combine with amenable service to aid Caribbean Breeze in its skin-darkening mission. Winter-paled patrons can partake in Caribbean Breeze's efficient, effective tanning services to prepare for espionage missions on sunny southern beaches or in dark mob-run warehouses.
The colorfully amenable staff at Divinity wield premium products as they conduct their craft with all gracious guests. Decorate and buff some deserving, unpolished digits with the mani-pedi, which pampers and refines fingers and toes while adorning them with selections from a rainbow's array of polish.
The staff and professional stylists at Amara Salon help patrons maintain summery skin tones year round with customized spray-tan services. Guests relax in a private area for the 15-minute treatment, soaking up color without the sun or the accompanying risk of transforming into a citrus fruit. Spray specialists decorate both body and face with fulsome color and customize sessions to accentuate color on a certain areas. Clients select from light, medium, and dark tones that last from five to seven days. Cherry-red flooring and colorful artwork on the walls add vibrant splashes to the salon's chic atmosphere. Spray tans produce traces of color immediately after treatment, but, like lazy polaroid pictures, require eight hours to fully develop.