Colorful flowers, ornate mirrors, and modern, sculptural art decorate the entryway of Exotic Image Tanning & Massage Spa. In the clean, quiet facility, customers relax and bask in the glow of traditional tanning beds or bronze with sunless Mystic Tan spray tanning. Exotic Image Tanning & Massage Spa helps customers maintain their tans with a range of lotions and sacrifices for the sun god.
Growing up, Southern Sun-Sations's owner, Virginia, always enjoyed being outside and absorbing the warmth of the sun. That's why, once she was older, she decided that the tanning industry provided a natural path to follow her passion. Since 2003, Virginia's been helping people enjoy the sun's warmth and tan-imbuing rays at Southern Sun-Sations. The indoor sun-salon supplements its different levels of UV-tanning beds with Mystic Tan booths, which coat bodies with sun-kissed color without UV rays and awkward first dates with the sun.
The Ivy Tanning Salon and Spa's stable of nail artists, massage therapists, and aestheticians caters to every beauty whim with a spectrum of treatments. During mani-pedis, technicians pull from either standard polish or long-lasting Shellac to add color and “Paint Me” notes to nails. Massage therapists narrow their scope to focus on one tense area during regional massages or combine hot stones and Swedish strokes to restore beleaguered muscles throughout the body. Nine types of facials tend to age-specific needs, such as removing impacted glitter makeup from teenaged pores or smoothing out wrinkles with doses of vitamin C. There are even multiple ways to achieve a bronze: through five types of UV tanning beds or painstaking spritzes from an airbrush artist.
The friendly Smart Tan-certified staffers at My Tan Factory point patrons in the direction of UV beds that build tans in 10- to 15-minute sessions. My Tan Factory offers relaxing horizontal beds with amenities such as misters and air conditioning for comfort, and vertical booths for individuals who prefer to tan while practicing the yoga tree pose. The salon's resident airbrush expert has spray-tanned more than 1,000 people over the course of four years, and accelerates drying times with a standup drying booth.