Tan LA's Smart Tan–certified staff takes pride in matching each body with its perfect tanning method. Its customized tanning programs begin with an analysis of each client's skin type to determine which of the shop's meticulously maintained European beds is best suited to their needs. With four levels of intensity and exposure times ranging from 9 to 20 minutes, the studio is able to cater to complexions from fair to olive, whereas talented airbrush technicians offer custom-blended solutions for those who prefer not to be exposed to bulbs or their annoying sunny dispositions.
Beyond bronzing, Tan LA keeps the beach-bound looking their best with advanced spa services that range from cellulite-shrinking Formostar body wraps to red-light anti-aging therapies that, like profound Pink Floyd lyrics, penetrate 8 to 10 millimeters below the skin’s surface, working to boost blood flow and stimulate collagen growth
After more than three decades in the industry, Claudette Gentle has become fluent in more than a few hairstyling and cosmetic treatments. Her undisputed specialty, however, is skincare.
Inside her studio at Willem Hair Design, Claudette treats skin issues with advanced treatments such as nonsurgical enzyme face-lifts and peels that incorporate pumpkin or glycolic acid. Though these peels effectively resurface and strengthen skin, Claudette knows they aren’t for everyone. For those with more sensitive skin, she performs a manual method known as dermaplaning. Wielding a sterile surgical blade or electric instrument, she carefully removes dead skin cells, fine facial hairs, and alien facehuggers to promote a glowing complexion.
Aesthetician Nicole Billera has tended to her clients’ faces during refreshing facials for the last 12 years. She removes dirt from pores, blasts through acne, and smoothes fine lines. Nicole also banishes unwanted hair using premium hard wax with a no-double-dipping policy. Rose essential oils help to reduce the pain during bikini, Brazilian, or playboy waxes.
Unless you're an identical twin, no one has a face like yours. That's why licensed aesthetician Tiffany Mastrovito tailors her facials to the distinct needs of each client. In the comfort of her cozy studio, Tiffany can promote relaxation with an aromatherapy skincare treatment, or restore the complexion with a powerful multivitamin facial. Clients may also solicit a specialty wax to remove unwanted hair from legs and eyebrows.