You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
The staff at D'Nicole Salon & Spa has cultivated a relaxing haven dedicated to hair, skin, and nailcare that earned the studio recognition as one of Courier Posts' Best Day Spas. Featuring products from Redken, Moroccanoil, and American Crew, stylists whip up fashionable hairdos and add brushstrokes of color, while aestheticians draw youthful glows from cheeks with cleansers and exfoliants. Tanning technicians use airbrush equipment to grace the body with a sun-kissed glow that won't lead to a nasty divorce with the moon, though any stressful misunderstandings can be easily swept away under the gliding strokes of a Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massage.
The stylists at Phoenix Salon & Spa make it their mission to tame tresses—no matter the length, shade, or texture. The salon has two locations that offer haircuts, highlights, and all-over color for men and women. Clients can smooth unruly locks with a keratin or relaxing treatment. Elegant updos and professional makeup applications can help clients prep for a wedding or an important photo booth session. For show-stopping nails, indulge in a french manicure or opt for glittery tips. Spa services are also available at the Mount Laurel location—from organic veggie wraps to reflexology massages.
When Erica Suppa opened Fresh Faced Skin Care, she knew she didn’t want facials and proper skincare regimes to fall second to typical spa hokum. So, the licensed skin specialist traded in terry-cloth robes and champagne sipped from fuzzy slippers for clinical treatments that target skin on a cellular level.
Erica’s clients can sink into a comfortable chair and reap the benefits of an array of services, including deep-pore treatments, PCA peels, and LED facials, which battle everything from acne and hyperpigmentation to wrinkles and sun damage. A shelf full of PCA and Skin Script professional products rests an arm’s length away from Erica, allowing her to use them during facials or recommend them for a client’s at-home regimen.
It’s not uncommon to see large, sweaty men pulling trucks across the asphalt of The Training Center Gym’s parking lot. The gym is not only the training facility for many aspiring strongmen, but also the host of occasional competitions. To prepare athletes of every variety for big events, the staff offers powerlifting, bodybuilding, and sports-training services, plus boxing and boot-camp classes. For exercisers who want to go it alone, the facility stocks a plentitude of free weights and fitness machines from Life Fitness, Precor, Cybex, and Hammer Strength.
Licensed aesthetician Hillary Reid beautifies bodies with professional makeup application and skin-smoothing waxing treatments inside a chic spa setting. Swift swipes pull freeloading strands from the lip, chin, or eyebrow, leaving plenty of room for welcoming kisses blown in the wind. Underarm, half arms, and bikini areas may also evict fuzz with the help of waxing, which keeps hair away for longer than shaving or foraging for sticky flytraps. Alternatively, a professional application of makeup precisely lines eyes, rouges cheeks, and shadows lids for natural or glam facial enhancing. Reid cares for clients inside a chic treatment area with a lush white and zebra-striped treatment bed and a room lined with deep wood shelves. Organic tones spill across the room bedecked in tan walls, accented with green and brown pillows and topped off with an animal-print lampshade that doubles as helmet for practicing catwalks.