Step inside Salon 1550 to be enveloped in a vivacious lime-green glow and showered with attentive service. The modern, upscale salon is dressed to the nines in cushy amenities, including cozy black salon chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and slick, solid flooring that never opens to a netherlake of shark-infested lava without at least two weeks notice. During your visit, one of the salon's skilled, professional wax-wielders will swiftly evict rogue whiskers from your upper lip ($16) and lower forehead ($16 for an eyebrow wax), leaving behind only the strands that complement your features and speak fluent French. With waxing, you avoid time-consuming tweezing and painful razor-related cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
Clients at Southern Rays take control of their skin shades by using customizable UV- and sunless-tanning systems. Beds and booths come in six levels of UV intensity (up to a $25 value/session) so that clients can gradually prepare for the day when humans migrate to the sun. The Mystic Tan HD system (a $30 value/session) applies spritzings of UV-free tanning solution in the privacy of an individual chamber, and airbrush tanning paints pelts in each client’s most suitable shade. Southern Rays’ knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions, provide tanning tips, and console useless sunbeams. Check the equipment page to see which services are offered at which locations.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The salon has a diverse staff and clientele. We service all ethnicities of hair. Our beautiful salon creates a relaxing and professional atmosphere. Our friendly and talented stylists will transform your look and create a brand new you.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
It was a childhood dream to own a salon.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people and changing their day by giving them a new look.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My client told me I lifted her spirit and she felt better about herself with her new look.
Southern Tans’s Smart Tan--certified staff bronzes epidermises with three levels of traditional tanning and UV-free alternatives such as Mystic spray tanning. Before tanning sessions, guests can step inside the futuristic egg-shaped casing of a Hydration Station, which deeply hydrates and rejuvenates skin and helps to prepare clients for deeper tanning. Bodies may also benefit from other treatments available at the salon, including Lumière facials, non-invasive treatments that bathe visages in red-tinted light to prime collagen production while aiming to reduce the appearance of fine lines caused by letting crows walk on your face.