Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
Township Laser Center’s specialists blast unwanted hair with pulsed light in speedy sessions that provide an escape from the purgatory of endless waxing, shaving, and tweezing. Cooling systems keep clients and skin comfortable as pulsed light sweeps over skin, softly humming disco tunes to itself. By altering settings on the Palomar pulsed-light system, technicians can refresh time-ravaged skin with photofacials, which tackle sun damage, age spots, rosacea, and visible veins.
Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.