For more than 20 years, the certified staffers at California Tan have added pop to pigment within an office basking under the West Coast sunshine. In addition to offering 12 beds with four levels of tanning, they can design custom tanning plans that gradually build up a richer complexion over time. To augment the warm glow of the bed lights, they provide lotions by Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold. They also house a UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booth, which evenly slicks standing bodies with a deluxe bronzing potion. To complete the day-on-the-beach feeling, they lead guests to their SpaCapsule dry aqua massager that kneads newly tanned backs using 28 water jets. In addition to tanning and massage services, they carry swimwear, including two-piece bathing suits, perfect for beach outings or informal State of the Union addresses. They also stock their shelves with vitamins and dietary supplements to ensure the inside of the body is as attractive as the outside is.
Although floral paintings and patterned fabrics accentuate TRU Skin Therapy’s contemporary décor, they aren’t the only eye-catching elements of the spa. Anti-aging LED therapy, Thermage, and ultrasonic exfoliation machines line the center’s treatment rooms, where they smooth wrinkles and obliterate sunspots. Aside from technologically advanced gadgetry, specialists also rely on medical-strength facial peels and Société Clinical Skincare products to erase blemishes before they form a bull’s eye for cream pies. Visitors can also relax at the hands of a massage therapist capable of performing various body-kneading techniques, including customized prenatal and hot seashell massages.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
Fashion runways, magazine photo shoots, and red-carpet events are pressure-cookers for stylists, but Lisa of Vola Salon isn't scared. This self-employed mom of two pours a decade of such experiences into every bride she soothes and beautifies, whether its for a real wedding or a magazine photo shoot for Real Weddings. She and her staff also paint faces before portrait sessions and travel to homes to do wedding hair and makeup or trim the branches on topiary art.
With luster-inducing Redken hair products and personalized professionalism, Stephanie at Essence Salon and Spa polishes mops. A ladies’ cut commences with a complimentary consultation, during which Stephanie and a style-seeker determine potential 'dos and take cranial measurements for any desired antlers. A gentle wash leaves scalps and locks refreshed before precise strand snipping restores mane vitality and implements an inventive style. Hair holders can relax as Stephanie envelops coifs with a deep-conditioning treatment that rivals even the richest marinara sauce in its hair-enhancing abilities. Or, add on partial highlights to add depth and color to monochromatic strands.