Santa Barbie helps women locate their "inner Barbie" with a stable of assorted beautification treatments. Emphasizing the feel-good effects of cosmetic concerns, owner and Santa Barbara native Kristen takes several of Santa Barbie's services on the road by offering tanning parties, during which mobile airbrush-tanning equipment allows revelers to jump on the bronzing bandwagon. Kristen also offers refreshing and age-defying facials and a variety of waxing services, keeping clients as youthful and smooth as baby Fonzie.
Technicians, artists, and aestheticians at Cloud 9 Treatments lavish individual attention on everyone they beautify. They use special airbrushes to gild skin with custom spray tans. They apply facial treatments to restore hydration and brightness while banishing acne and dead skin, and waxing technicians leave bodies smooth. The staff can also lengthen locks with all natural human-hair extensions.
In Ibiza Hair Design's sleek space, a team of talented stylists practices hair pampering and body bronzing with painstaking precision. During a professional blow-dry treatment, the salon's team of stylists thoroughly lathers tresses, clotheslining dirt with a foaming tag team of Redken, Pureology, and Brazilian Gloss products. Next, deep conditioning lavishes locks with a wealth of moisture and undying devotion, followed by a blow-dry to add volume and bounce. At the treatment's end, hair is ready for savvy stylists to shape into looks ranging from sleek as a seal to curlier than a Slinky in a sauna (valid for everything but an updo).
Relative Hair & Sun’s nail-smith Cathy Carswell applies her vast bounty of polishing experience to each manicure service she performs. Prettify finger-shields with a Shellac no-chip manicure, which coats nails in a glossy potion imbued with the qualities of both regular nail polish and UV-gel polish. After each layer of color, nails briefly lounge under a UV lamp, sealing their new ensembles and acquiring the ability to poke the ozone layer. Digit-domes exit their manicures dry and ready to withstand vigorous front-door-key fumbling. The polish can last for up to two weeks and is chip-resistant. After a fortnight of pinky posing, customers can return to the salon for a swift removal treatment, which requires the use of 100% acetone.
Solymar Tan's trained technicians bronze customers with a quick, safe, and hassle-free spray solution. The FDA-approved formula reacts with amino acids in customers' outer layer of skin, instantly priming beachgoers for seven to 10 days of seaside sunbathing or posing as a coppery shark. Unlike one-size-fits-all tanning beds, spray booths, and mesh turtlenecks, Solymar Tan's melatonin mists are tailored to each client's color desires and skin type. The full process takes about 20 minutes and covers the whole body or specific areas if so desired. The solution is oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free, accommodating both hypersensitive skin and sniffers.
An avid beach-goer and tanning enthusiast, Island Girl Spray Tans owner Janette Tomlinson stopped bathing under the sun after a dermatologist identified a precancerous spot on her face. In search of a healthy alternative, Janette found custom spray tanning, and she's been hooked ever since. She parleyed her new passion into a business, imbuing clients with streak-free, natural-looking spray tans that can last up to a week.
Before hitting the beach, clients flock to Endless Summer Tanning Centers to bestow golden hues onto their limbs or help their efforts to shed a few pounds. The boutiques' high-end tanning equipment lends comely color to skin, distributing rays throughout the whole body or solely on the legs to match gams with tan faces for more convincing sawing-a-body-in-half magic tricks. Customers can diminish cellulite with Beauty Angel red-light therapy, which boosts collagen and the regeneration of skin cells. Staffers also aid in readying bodies for the beach with Formostar body wraps, which use infrared heat to stimulate metabolism. A single 50-minute session can blast up to 1,400 calories via the wrap's nonallergenic, silicone material.