After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as CalTan, Designer Skin, Australian Gold, MR International, and Swedish Beauty, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.
Anne Pipkin was once a loyal customer of gorgeousGLO. But she loved the spray-tanning salon so much that she couldn't resist becoming the owner. In that capacity, Pipkin joins with her fellow staff members to share their studio's natural spray-tanning formula with their clients. They help tanners achieve bronzed hues without the incurring harmful effects of UV rays or painstakingly coloring themselves in gold crayon. Alternatively, an on-site blowout center tops off tan looks with sleekly styled coifs. Blowouts, updos, and conditioning treatments prepare locks for special events including prom, weddings, and engagement parties.
Voted 2010 Best of the Best for kid’s haircuts by Charlotte magazine, Doolittle's Children's Hair Salon tames tiny manes in a kid-friendly environment. After kicking back in a train, duck, car, or plane, small fries receive up-to-date cuts from a patient stylist with a bachelor's degree in Play-Doh and a master's from the Mary Poppins Institute. While a skilled stylist clips and snips, tadpoles can watch videos or play PlayStation on the televisions located at each station, sure to engross even the most fidgety of children.
Polished’s all-out manicure soothes skin and smoothes gnarled nails. A citrus exfoliation treatment washes out dead skin cells and unclogs packed pores, while a paraffin dip bathes hands in a warm wax to relieve stiff joints and muscles. Nails are filed and styled, and an orange-perfumed hand and arm massage refreshes like a cool breeze whispering through an Ocala orange grove.
Before she was a licensed medical aesthetician, Sally Raker learned to heal the human body by shifting its surrounding energy with the vibrations of tuning forks. Since then, she has forgone sound therapy in favor of clearing the acne from teenage skin. When not beautifying brides before the big day, Sally indulges in her penchant for ballet by pirouetting with her six-year-old Pomeranian, Jack, though she usually refrains from doing so at the dog park.