Golden Tan Salons recognizes the importance of cultivating an eye-catching glow at all four of their area locations. After a complimentary tour and consultation, certified tanning professionals direct patrons toward quick misting in a spray-tanning booth. Horizontal, vertical, and open-style beds build tans with UV light instead of bronze Legos as patrons enjoy features such as built-in air conditioning and aromatherapy. The team also recommends products to nourish skin and extend the life of tans.
Overhead spotlights cast their glow over the salon's leather furniture, as nearby floral paintings beckon wandering eyes with their autumnal reds and yellows. Amid these cozy accents, owner Jennifer Owen and her expert styling team use organic products to rewire hair circuitry with conditioning treatments, perms, and bold highlights. After soliciting a hair guru for a sleek up-do, guests may also request an airbrush spray tan, or a waxing session to remove fuzz from eyebrows or a barrel of peaches.
When clients enter Excelsior Nails & Day Spa on the bay, they meander past white manicure tables and climb upon modernly upholstered pedicure banquettes. In the full service spa and salon, a committed staff perform services such as skin treatments, waxing services, massages, nails, and body treatments. Skin treatments such as peels and microderms make use of Dermalogica products, which help improve fine lines and removes wrinkles. Massage therapists ply tense muscles with techniques drawn from Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology traditions.
Seasoned nail technicians place clients’ feet in an alabaster basin wrapped in stone, letting skin soften in the warm water before glazing feet with naturally derived elixirs such as a sugar scrub or marine mask. Extra touches augment most of the salon’s nail treatments: A hot-towel wrap cloaks hands during a spa manicure, and a hot-stone massage soothes achy arches during a signature deluxe pedicure. Nail techs can also perform long-lasting manicures powered by gel polishes or liquid gel artificial nails. The selection of nail treatments is not just for women—Excelsior’s staff regularly grooms the hands and feet of men and children.
At Bare Skin Spa, the staff’s chief philosophy likens your face to your physique; if you want it to appear firm and fit you'd better have a regular fitness routine—just as if you want your face to appear more youthful and healthy you’d better have a regular skincare regimen. Much like personal trainers, the staffers customize their services to suit various goals and body types. They draw from a lineup of products, including Éminence Organics, Dermalogica, and glo therapeutics, to combat skin ailments from acne to fine lines and incorporate natural ingredients, such as paprika, blueberries, and pumpkin, into their peels. Further beautifying their clients, they conduct waxing treatments and microcurrent facelifts, which strive to smooth away wrinkles without surgery or the hassles of ironing your face every morning.
With the spa's membership program, they take the gym analogy even further, rewarding participants with discounts and a monthly facial, peel, or microdermabrasion appointment.
People say protein is an integral part of a healthy diet, but at Salon Des Amis, the stylists don’t feed it to clients—they slather their hair in it. The salon’s Brazilian blowouts coat each strand in protective protein, thereby minimizing frizz, enhancing shine, and boosting manageability. Besides the protein-rich blowout formula, stylists also ply tresses with products from American Crew, Sebastian, and Rusk as they snip face-flattering cuts, paint in color, and craft stylish, gravity-defying updos.