Though their tanning bed's bulbs are designed to last for up to 800 hours, the staff at The Equator replaces them after only 500–700 hours of use to ensure optimal UVB output. This is just one example of their dedication to providing the best possible tanning experience—another is the way in which they meticulously clean each tanning bed before and after each session. Aside from traditional UV tanning and sunless Mystic Tan offerings, they shrink unwanted bodily bulges with curve-contouring infrared-heat wraps. Infrared light goes to work, heating the subcutaneous layer of skin to sweep away unnecessary cellular deposits. Treatments burn through up to 1,400 calories an hour, dwarfing the results of other activities such as marathon running's 1,186 calories or marathon staring contest's two calories.
Styles have changed drastically in the last 25 years, but Your Personal Image Inc. owners Jackie Romano and Lea Ann Rattigan have remained tethered to the present even after a quarter-century of salon ownership. Thus, they’re able to approach every client with a vast amount of experience and a fresh eye for current and future trends. Along with their licensed staff of stylists and beauticians, Jackie and Lea Ann offer personal reinvention via cuts, perms, and coloring services that highlight their clients’ most flattering features. Skincare specialists approach complexions with similar finesse; they combat acne, wrinkles, and third nostrils with relaxing and revitalizing facials that utilize the powers of vitamin C and collagen masks. With a veritable buffet of makeover options, Your Personal Image Inc. teems with additional treatments that help clients look beautiful and feel confident, including airbrush tanning, mani-pedis, cosmetics, and electrolysis.
The Tanning Factory preps guests for sunny jaunts on the beach with tanning beds, spray tans, and waxing services, performed by a licensed aesthetician. The staff applies spray tans by hand to ensure an even color, and an array of beds tailor tans to specific shades with varied bulb counts and wattage levels.
Beyond a towering, slate-colored archway that looms over a façade of large windows, Salon Eye Candy's feminine interior merges elements of old and new. Surrounding modern styling stations styled after bedroom bureaus and manicure tables repurposed out of antique writing desks, the undulating branches of a hand-painted tree mural swirl across a whitewashed wall as a chandelier lends its eye-catching sparkle overhead. Stylists tend to heads with diligent snips of scissors and dollops of professional Wella hair color, while cosmetologists highlight facial features with cosmetic and eyelash applications. Meanwhile, nail techs refine extremities and lacquer nails with OPI polish and CND no-chip shellac manicures, and spray tans gild bodies in golden, UV-free hues to suggest a recent tropical vacation or romantic tryst with a film-award statuette.
The culmination of more than two decades of research by Wolff Tanning’s experts, the four SunVision Pro tanning beds at Ultimate Bronze II darken skin tones with the help of lotions and accelerators by Australian Gold, Supre Tan, and other professional brands. Similarly, the salon’s spray tans imbue bodies with an even, natural-looking glow that helps clients stand out on the beach or blend in with stacks of pennies when the vault guards make their nightly rounds.