Featuring five levels of tanning beds, Fusion Tanning bronzes even the blanchiest of epidermises with its premium equipment and wide variety of pigmenting methods. Sunned-skin seekers may take the month to bask and bathe in the generous glow of Fusion's Basic beds, which use ultraviolet rich U's and V's to provide beach-worthy color. Choices of beds include the SunVision Elite or the FTS 7000, a 360-degree, stand-up tanning bed that features an 18 mph fan for comfortable, sweat-free gilding.
The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
The beauty technicians at Millie's Salon & Spa tend to muscles and skin with environmentally friendly products, releasing visitors back into the world with a clearer mind and dermis. Hands help relieve tension during an hour-long Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique that uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Technicians treat above-shoulder areas to hour-long Aveda Outer Peace facials, which administer a gentle scrubbing with products formulated to fight blemishes and imperfections on the face. After aiming to exfoliate away bumps, grime, and post-it notes, aestheticians perform extractions to purge pores of toxins and build-up. The treatment, which aims to clear breakouts and protect against future flaws, works best in a three-week series.
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.
Visitors to SunSpa Tan & Body can achieve sun-kissed glows in one of two ways: with canisters of Mystic Tan's chromatically diverse DHA tanning solution or in 1 of 12 UV beds. With the close of a booth and the press of a button, Mystic Tan's elixirs nourish skin with infusions of aloe vera and antioxidants in a hue that suits each patron's unique complexion or beach-based excuse from jury duty in around 60 seconds. The diverse lineup of UV beds boasts features that range from open-air designs to speedy eight-minute bronzers. Newly tanned physiques can then retreat to the spa, where aestheticians help free them of imperfections with serums infused with Dead Sea salt and parafango mud.
Lexington native Holly Plunkett and her team at Ms. Holly’s Barber Shop lavish their mostly male clientele with traditional barbershop services that hark back to the 1960s. Clippers with a vacuum attachment whisk away loose hairs to prevent itchy skin, and barbers attend to details such as eyebrows, ear hair, and milk mustaches. Deeply committed to personal service, they'll also travel as far as Georgetown and Winchester to trim the locks of homebound clients.