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.
UV and UV-free tans abound inside Soleil Tan Spa. The multilevel tanning beds were crafted in Germany, Italy, and Mars, and they include such features as a stereo and body fan. Mystic Tan HD sessions cover bodies from head to toe with a streak-free formula. Additionally, the spa offering figure-slimming body wraps.
Jessica Sage and Tonya Vincent, the licensed aestheticians behind Skin Transformation, cosset visages with an array of treatments powered by Image skincare products. Jessica leverages her 10 years of experience as she targets signs of aging, as well as skin damage caused by burns, scarring, and exposure to nature documentaries. Working in tandem, Tonya, a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, channels her knowledge into microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels, and spray-tan sessions. The duo also offers advanced treatments, such as microphototherapy, which uses light and heat energy to clear pigmented lesions, boost collagen, and jump-start evolution in a way that's far more effective than sewing thumbs on a pet rock.
The aestheticians at Skin FX Spa believe the best way to achieve healthy, beautiful skin is to nourish it with healthy, natural ingredients. That's why all of their skincare treatments are built around the use of organic herbal products free of parabens, silicone, and formaldehyde. Manufactured in Iowa using solar energy and secret formulas whispered from the corn, the eco-friendly tonics are blended into skin-quenching facials, resurfacing peels, and exfoliating sugar scrubs. The spa can also usher in smoother skin by waxing or threading away unwanted hairs or with diamond microdermabrasion, which stimulates collagen and healthy tissue production to improve skin tone and elasticity.
Z-ba Salon Esthetic boasts an international team of stylists and aestheticians, whose goal is to work with clients to draw out their most flattering features and craft a look that emphasizes their unique personal style. They achieve this through a range of beauty services, from haircuts and coloring treatments to mani-pedis and facials. The European facial, for instance, revitalizes skin with exfoliation and a custom mask, and the Vitamin C Brightening facial combats fine lines that might signify customers' age or their tendency to fold their face into a paper airplane. Other treatments include full-body massages and sugaring hair removal.
The massage therapists at Embrace Self Wellness strive to live up to the spa’s name by helping their guests along the path to wellness. They customize massages with a variety of techniques—including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—as they target tense muscles and soothe stress. Each massage can be further customized with hot stones and paraffin treatments, as well as complimentary aromatherapy. Embrace Self Wellness also offers comprehensive massage packages that pamper guests from head to toe and ease pain caused by intense exercise, such as covering oneself in geraniums and running through a beekeeping farm.