Inside Extreme Sun Capsule, customers can easily get a sun-kissed glow in UV tanning beds that span multiple levels of intensity, including 15-minute magnum beds. Unlike low-pressure tanning beds, which require 10-15 visits for a base tan, high-pressure beds save time by only requiring 3-4 sessions that last approximately 12 minutes each. The 360-degree UVA high-pressure bulbs used in each bed's open design also help to decrease the risk of burn in a comfortable space. The salon offers spray tanning, too, in Mystic Tan booths that deliver a custom glow in minutes. After sessions, a cornucopia of lotions helps customers prolong the life of their tan.
Touch of Essence Massage Studio's hot-stone back-therapy massage calms, refreshes, and heals in a tranquil, contemporary setting. Each massage begins with a personal consultation in which clients can express questions and concerns or recite the original poetry that has been languishing in their desk drawers. Then the experienced hands of a trained and licensed masseuse detangle knotted muscles using smooth, heated stones, adjusting pressure according to each client’s preference. The stones may be used as massage tools or placed at key points on the body to ease aches and pains, expel toxins from the body, or create connect-the-dots body art. As muscles loosen, circulation improves, and tension and stress held in the back drift off into the ether.
At her brand-new location, Amber Fath coaxes pores open with steam and extracts dirt from their crevices with the help of organic-skincare line Éminence. Her path to this point began in 2008, when she started learning about skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Dedicated to bettering herself at her craft, she's sought out work with acclaimed aestheticians, added lymphatic drainage to her skill set, and sat at the front with arm raised in continuing-education classes. Armed with this knowledge and experience, she administers services such as waxings and body scrubs that render skin soft and glowing.
Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
The stylists at The Studio of Hair Salon aim to prolong the beauty of hair by protecting it from sun damage and rigorous styling regimens. After administering their signature men’s or women’s haircuts, they style locks with White Sands salon products, which slather hair in a second skin of UV absorbers. During color treatments, Scruples professional color prolongs technicolor coats with silicone conditioners and thermal absorbers.
Having battled skin issues for much of her young adult life, Rachel Kaye decided to take matters into her own hands. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 2004 and receiving a degree in aesthetics in 2010, she began working with a physician at a med spa, where she gained the confidence to strike out on her own. Today, Rachel offers a simple menu of skincentric services at UBR Massage & Wellness, including custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing.