Suntrenz spans two floors, both of which are dedicated to making clients look their best by imparting them with a healthy-looking glow. The studio's roster of equipment includes UV tanning beds and booths from manufacturers such as Lotus and GardaSun, plus an airbrush unit that gently mists a bronzing solution and emits an adorable purring sound. Suntrenz's team also extends to massage therapists and medical technicians experienced in Botox.
At Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa, clients can address all their aesthetic needs with services ranging from mani-pedis to eyelash and hair extensions. Friendly stylists skillfully snip and style locks using high-quality products from Pureology and Coppola. Some of the stylists have 30 years of experience with color and cuts, and can deftly clip styles ranging from trendy to classic to Jetsons?esque. Elsewhere in the spacious, 5,700-square-foot facility, numerous treatment rooms beautify guests and cancel out stress with private tanning rooms, airbrush spray tans, threading, massages, and anti-aging facials.
The wattage on Tan Line Salon’s beds goes up to 20,000. Its five levels of beds begin at Level 1, which offers 20- and 10-minute tans. From there, the beds progress to include more than 10 units including Level 3 and 4 Ergoline Avant Garde beds and a Level 5 Omega high-pressure bed. They also offer sunless airbrush tans and facilitate bronze boosts with myriad products, such as accelerators and bronzers from brands such as Supre and Designer Skin.
The treatment experts at Radiance personalize each of their skincare indulgences in a serene retreat. Cleanse and purify overstressed pores with your choice of soothing facials customized with anti-wrinkle additions, visage-loving vitamins, and glow-goading oxygen. A quick pick me up recharges your radiance in record time so that the time-crunched can get back to their dust cloud of fighting cartoon characters ($70). A just for men facial is specifically designed to clear the boyish barnacles off dudely dermises ($85), and the deep cleansing back facial heals back blemishes and anterior acne ($80). Those with more mature masks may opt for the microdermabrasion treatment, which uses pharmaceutical-grade diamond chips to gently sandblast away fine lines and blemishes and erase the signs of aging. Both opulent options include a complimentary paraffin hand wax treatment to soften skin and relax overly thumb-wrestled digits.
In Focus: Skin City
Motto: “An Urban Skincare Oasis”
Specialties: facials, peels, and head-to-toe waxing
Types of products used: botanical and organic (many of which are also for sale)
When skin became a city: Native San Franciscan Brigitta Burr-Melendy opened the spa in 1995, just two short years after she entered the aesthetician trade.
How she counts two decades in business: with several hundred regulars that she and her talented team have won over the years
The staff’s favorite facial: Skin City’s Signature—90 minutes of relaxation that unfolds with a deep-pore cleanse, enzymatic steam, extractions, and custom mask
When to start preparing for a bikini wax: three days prior, using the housemade Bright Blends (sold exclusively at the spa) to prevent ingrown hairs
The finishing touch to your beach-ready look a UV- and scent-free airbrush tan
Within a private chamber in Nob Hill, the team and high-tech equipment at Costa Del Sol Tanning help clients gild and streamline their guises. UV beds, both lie-down and standup, coax out melanin stores with four levels of lamp strength, and clients shunning the sun can enlist a master technician to custom-mist their pelt with an Infinity Sun tanning spray. The airbrush system emits a fog of natural botanicals that resist streaking and discoloring, delivering a more natural-looking tan than even the freshest Crayola markers. Slim-it body wraps work to tighten, firm, and detoxify sagging skin with far-infrared heat and specialized creams.