Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
Razzor Sharp Styles combines the experience of an Old World barbershop with an upscale salon. The bilingual barbers offer dapper men's haircuts along with services designed to simultaneously groom and relax their clients. These services include lathers and shaves, soothing hot-towel treatments, and massages for the face and upper body, which leave men feeling loose and looking sharp. In addition to men's services, they also cater to women by offering color and deep-conditioning treatments and special-occasion updos.
The practitioners at Premier Body Contouring help clients reshape their bodies with laser technologies, detoxes, and diets. Their satisfaction pledge promises a loss of at least 1 inch in one body area after nine LipoLaser treatments to those who follow their lifestyle guidelines. They also use Homeovidic and Herbalogica detoxification programs to help rid the body of malevolent substances and wash graffiti off of internal organs, and nutritional counseling to reveal the appropriate diet for each metabolic type.
Bronzed Image Tanning darkens and deblemishes human hides with an arsenal of sun-imitating technology and non-UV machines. Patrons may perk up their pigments with a full 30 days of tanning from Level 2 lie-down beds, which effectively brown birthday suits for 20 minutes and eschew the scalding sands and woefully inedible jellyfish associated with the beach. Level 3 bulbs provide more power to bronzers in standup form for a maximum of 10 minutes.
Nestled in Green Gables Farm, Whole Body Studio and Spa nurtures holistic wellness with an array of salon and fitness services in a tranquil setting. Clients can tote dry or damaged head threads in for a softening and strengthening Moroccan Oil treatment, which soaks strands in a rich blend of protein, antioxidants, and argan oil to leave them as fortified as a bowl of cream of wheat, but with better body and bounce. The treatment seals in moisture with a process gentle enough for color-treated or processed hair, allowing stylists to wash away the serum and style newly silky tresses into a shiny, updated shape. Partial highlights enable heads to set select strands aglow with illuminating color that adds dimension and assists migrating birds in safe night landings, while a customized cut sees stylists snipping locks to exact specifications informed by the customer's input, trends, and current government regulations on bangs.
Dr. Paul R. Black exercises his certification as an Invisalign Premier Provider by correcting crooked cuspids and askew incisors with a discreet alternative to braces. Before embarking on their tooth-straightening journey, beneficiaries receive an initial exam with x-rays that determines if they are suitable for the Invisalign treatment. A set of impressions then helps the tooth technician fashion a series of transparent, custom aligners that arrange mouthbones in handsome order without the uncomfortable wires, immobile brackets, and gaudy neon signage of traditional braces. Dr. Black examines gumstones every six weeks to track progress and sends clients home with one complimentary set of touch-up aligners as well as a take-home whitening kit. In order to ensure the comfort of each patient, the good doctor will soon employ mess-free Itero digital scans to replace the impression process, mapping out perfectly fitted aligners while checking dental fillings for secret radio transmitters.