As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
If you opt for the Tour of the City package, you'll take a tinting flight across each of Sun Tan City's bed levels (fast tan, faster tan, fastest tan, and instant tan) and one timely trip inside a VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, which provides a natural, even-tonal transformation. Clients can experience the five levels of the Tour of the City package in any order they wish. Standing upright in the VersaSpa booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution, possibly combined with a dose of anti-aging formula. Each booth is scientifically designed to provide a breathe-easy session and features an exhaust system to send the lingering mist out while sealing in skin's new shade. After a few minutes, your body will be dry to the touch.
Harsh chemicals such as sulfates and formaldehyde have no home at TL Studio. Instead, the beauty hotspot boasts a wealth of products from earth-friendly lines including wheat-protein-infused Chromastics and Soma, which is chock-full of organic ingredients. The team of stylists wield these nondamaging formulas during services such as highlights, chemical straightening, and deep conditioning. They also swap out harmful UV rays for airbrush tanning and adopt gentle skin-cleansing practices during facial services.
With more than 23 years of experience, Decran J. Gulesian has had plenty of time to refine his muscle-soothing capabilities. During sessions, he draws from four types of therapeutic and relaxing massages, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myoskeletal alignment—a technique that relieves pain by correcting posture and removing dumbbell-loaded backpacks. As owner of Knead A Break, Decran also travels to places of business to relieve work-related soreness with chair massages.
The experienced stylists at Posh beautify clients from head to toe with hair, waxing, and nailcare services. They snip the locks of women, men, and children, and they stockpile Matrix and Redken products and feather hair extensions to transform hair into vibrant, voluminous 'dos. Posh's crew also adds full sets of acrylic nails and french tips to drab digits, and they perform soothing paraffin-wax treatments to moisturize dry hands and rehydrate unappetizing beef jerky.
The team at Attitudes Hair and Tanning relies on all-natural, vegan Derm Organic products, which eschew harmful parabens and sulfates and instead saturate hair with argan oil, one of Morocco's oldest beauty secrets. Tresses drink up the nutrient-rich shampoos, masques and styling sprays during the salon's signature cuts, color, and updo services.