The staff at Alternative Tan Spa respects all aspects of individuality, from your personal skin type to your musical tastes. They dole out tips for tanning schedules and products that will suit each client, ever mindful of safety precautions for different dermal needs. Inside the spa rooms, clients can load a favorite CD into the stereo before visiting their chosen booth or bed, basking afterward in the breezes from private cooling systems and primping at available vanity areas.
The spa's tanning equipment ranges from Level 1 Tan America beds to standup spray-tanning booths, which take less than one minute to coat bodies in a coppery sheen that can last up to 10 days. As beds increase in level, their amenities become more advanced: Level 3 Starflight beds feature facial lamps, and Level 4 Cayenne and S-Class beds refresh physiques with built-in misting systems. The open Sunboard bed bronzes skin without enclosing customers beneath a lid, finally enabling them to high-five their own feet when they achieve even coverage.
Eyelashes are one of Tiffany Baustert's specialties. The licensed aesthetician painstakingly applies NovaLash eyelash extensions to help women looking to fill out depleted lash lines, cut down on their morning makeup routines, or walk down the aisle without their tears of joy sending streaks of mascara down their cheeks. It's all part of what Baustert sees as her primary mission as an aesthetician: to make women feel better about themselves.
To the same end, Baustert offers several services designed to address blemishes. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels can lessen scarring and damage left by acne and other skin woes, and Baustert's newly mastered microneedling technique promotes the body's natural collagen production. Baustert has spent much of her life in and around the beauty industry and is proud of the clinical precision and clear, medical-grade results her work can achieve.
After receiving her degree from the Myotherapy Institute in 2004, Justine Erickson used her expertly trained hands to massage her first client; for the past eight years, that same client has visited Justine for monthly sessions at Deeper Than Skin Massage Therapy. Justine's easygoing personality—along with her certifications in pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and infant massage—attract a variety of loyal clients, from stressed businesspeople to overtired new moms. Located within Trinity Chiropractic, Deeper Than Skin Massage Therapy comprises a minimalistic treatment room with a comfortable massage table, warm lighting, and relaxing new-age music. Clients may also request to control the Pandora radio station during their appointments, setting tunes to blood-pumping techno or the rhythmic breathing of Darth Vader.
Feather boas skirt Spa De Da's windows, and kiss-mark-shaped wall decals share space with tan sofas. The flirty, pop-art decor showcases coowner and aesthetician Amanda Banghart's ebullient personality but belies her serious beauty chops. A bachelor of biology from Wayne State College augments her aesthetician's understanding of skin chemistry. Amanda complements her formal and experiential education with professional certifications from Image and Bioelements, from which she learned to design effective skincare regimes with their products.
Drawing on this wealth of knowledge, Banghart analyzes each client's complexion to discover the source of and appropriate treatment for blemishes, early signs of aging, or the slow metamorphosis into a young Benjamin Button. Cosmetics for special occasions also inspired her avid scholarship of beauty.
The sun shines year round within the beds and booths of the Tanning Zone, where tanning experts bestow skin with natural-looking bronze hues courtesy of UV or Mystic spray tans. To ensure that their Ultrabronz, Puretan, and Celsius 32 beds operate at optimal efficiency, they change the bulbs at half-life—just one example of their dedication to providing the best possible tanning experience. The Mystic spray-tan system is another; after guests step into a warm tanning booth, an airbrushed V.I.P. solution gilts their bodies from head to toe in under a minute. The staff’s focus on promoting healthy skin has compelled them to also offer red-light therapy, which may restore damaged skin, stimulate the growth of collagen, and cause fast-approaching cars to stop before impact.
The trained staff at Ashley Lynn's Tanning welcomes first-time and returning clients to quality bronzing beds and UV-free VersaSpa tanning booths. The full-body and facial bulbs in tanning beds of various levels speed skin to all-over darkened shades in minutes without the hassle of canning sunbeams for the winter. Staff members swap out each lamp halfway through its lifetime, ensuring tanners won’t endure weakened wattage during their session. Alternatively, the studio's VersaSpa spray-tan booth comforts tanners with an open design and an air-filtration system as they customize their 10-minute sessions by selecting either clear spray-tanning or bronzer-tanning treatment. Each treatment achieves maximum color after 8 hours, and the booth also helps to moisturize skin.