The eponymous owner of Clarisa’s Golden Touch specializes in gilding body builders. She wields a professional spray-tanning wand during each treatment, carefully misting the skin to accentuate each patron’s body and skin tone. Whether patrons want full or partial color, Clarisa creates a comfortable environment with in-studio and on-the-go services. She provides thorough instructions for achieving competition color, suggesting that patrons depilate and exfoliate their entire body in advance of the application. By following these steps and also declining double-dog dares to streak through the car wash, patrons achieve tans that last up to ten days.
Once they've entered Tropical Tanning, guests face a choice of three doors, but their decision shouldn't exactly be fraught with suspense—behind each door lies high-tech tanning beds with three levels of tanning pressure waiting to gild bodies to the tunes of a built-in radio or iPod docking station. Tanning associates help newcomers choose the right bed, and can also explain the benefits of the tanning creams that adorn the salon's faux tiki bar. Infrared-sauna treatments send beams of warming light into bodies, inducing the same raised heart rate as moderate exercise or really intense chewing. Murals of tropical sunsets, hammocks, and beaches adorn the salon's walls, and a life-size dashboard hula dancer waves goodbye on the way out.
At Sanctuary MedSpa the staff believes beauty starts at the skin. That's why all of its services—from Botox injections to laser hair removal to photofacials—are designed to beautify complexions and skin surfaces. For a more holistic route toward radiant skin, Sanctuary also offers nutritional services that warn against the dangers of washing your face with a cheeseburger.
TanTastic Tans' clean tanning beds and sunless tanning spray lend pigment a healthy, natural-looking shade. Relax, nap, or ponder the impermanence of popsicles in any of the three high-intensity tanning beds to develop an allover epidermal enrichment over the course of five sessions. Tanners can recline in a lie-down divan for 10–12 minutes, dive into the 20-minute bed equipped with facial tanners, or stroll into the 10- to 12-minute standup bed. Those wishing for a UV-free alternative can opt for a spray-tan session, which lends skin a rich glow devoid of orange undertones, foul odors, or scurrilous graffiti tags.
Inside Electric Beach Tanning & Salon, amid neutral-hued decor and scents of tropical oils and lotions, nail specialist Anna works with hundreds of polish shades and acrylic sets to keep clients' hands, feet, and phantom claws fashionable. Anna specializes in various nail techniques, including pinks and whites, glitter acrylics, and Rock Starz—a shimmering glitter-and-lacquer application. In addition to handwork, Anna performs deluxe pedicures with sugar scrubs, foot masks, and extended massages.