Amid rose- and evergreen-hued décor, aesthetician Tracy Winn supervises five specialty facials, each of which addresses a different skincare concern, using all-natural products. One treatment focuses on moisturizing dry skin, and others reduce the appearance of age spots or acne. The carefully calibrated glycolic-acid or pumpkin-extract solutions of the chemical peels lift away dead skin to reveal younger cells playing Red Rover underneath. Victorian-style lamps and an oversize clock face give the lobby a sense of vintage charm, and shelves support glass curiosities in private treatment rooms.
Makeup artist Tammy Pore has spent the past 10-plus years dolling up models and actors for shows on the Style Network, the film Cedar Rapids, and Styleline magazine photo shoots. But that’s not the only experience she brings to clients sitting before her makeup mirror. A solid background in art—including a degree in commercial art and computer drafting—has only strengthened her cosmetic skill set. Under the guidance of celebrity makeup artist Billy B, she also solidified her specialization in grooming eyebrows, learning to craft elegant arches and tiny pulleys to coyly raise them. Tammy also expertly applies NovaLash eyelash extensions and defines features with MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup.
Tucked inside Platinum Skin Care’s studio, Margo Esthetics treats the face and body to a range of skincare services. Wielding the ultrasonic Dermasound system, the aesthetician alleviates signs of acne, rosacea, and aging. She exfoliates skin and extracts impurities during the European treatment, and clears away acne or “Kick Me” signs during the back facial. Swift waxing sessions eradicate unwanted fuzz from the face, limbs, and bikini line, and lash and brow tints accentuate the eyes.
With four levels of UV tanning beds, three shades of airbrush tanning, in-booth teeth whitening, and anti-aging red-light therapy, Maui Tan is a one-stop shop for pre-beach beautification. UV beds do double duty when customers opt for teeth whitening; the stain-shooing formula is activated by the tanning bulbs' heat and light, which also attract moth-like tooth fairies for touchups. Antioxidant-rich, UV-free tanning elixir is layered onto skin by a human technician instead of a one-size-fits-all booth, helping to create a custom, natural look. Red-light therapy harnesses infrared beams designed to increase circulation, repair damaged skin, reduce joint pain, and smooth uneven pigmentation.
In the lobby, bright green leaves arc out of vases to visually pop against red walls, creating vibrant color contrast amid mod leather chairs. The spa is open seven days a week.
Tan 4 Life's clean, private rooms boast four levels of tanning beds, allowing patrons to fine-tune their tones to anywhere from sun-kissed to deep bronze in quick, 10-minute sessions. For the UV-averse, the automated VersaSpa booth glazes bodies in a choice of three shades, which cling to frames and paint swatches for up to 10 days.