At Southern Exposure Tanning, no one ever needs to leave its hallowed halls to get a dose of the sun. Customers settle into UV tanning beds, whose bulbs trick the body into releasing its stores of melanin so it rises to the surface, much like when you have to whisper encouragement to a roast to get it to brown. The boutique out front sells accessories that complement tan skin as well as lotions to help boost sun-kissed color.
Housed in a cozy space with calming blue accents, The Nest Salon & Tanning's aestheticians work their cosmetic magic as clients lounge in memory-foam chairs. The hair salon specializes in haircuts, color treatments, color correction, and children's haircuts, as well as formal updos and Brazilian blowouts. UV-free spray tanning imbues bodies with a sun-kissed look, and facial waxing removes unwanted hair and shapes eyebrows. As clients are primped and prettified, kids can entertain themselves in a children's play area.
Using only her hands and body-healing training, massage therapist Debra Holman tackles aches and tension. Blending massage and reflexology techniques, she prods empathetic points on the feet or invigorates the scalp with a cranial sacral massage to heal muscles and sooth away stresses. Newly loose muscles can be adorned with spray-tanning treatments, which coat the body in a flattering summery hue customized to match skin tone or the length of tall tales about meeting Jimmy Buffett.