Heated river rocks and customized spa facials are just two ways the aestheticians at First Impressions Salon & Spa achieve their clients’ beauty and relaxation goals. They look after facial welfare with purifying facials and revamp the rest of their guests with body scrubs, spa pedicures, and Brazilian waxes. In the salon, experienced stylists go beyond mere cuts and styles to transform looks with deep-conditioning and color treatments using professional salon products by Redken and Pureology.
Island Heat Tanning Spa earned a Kalamazoo Gazette Readers' Choice Award for its UV and spray tans?both of which are available at four intensity levels, for easy hue customization. Its VersaSpa sunless tanning formula has been featured on E's Sunset Tan, and bronzes physiques without leaving behind any telltale orange undertones. The spa's four UV tanning-bed styles, meanwhile, boast features such as built-in speakers and aromatherapy scents.
Video Hits rents out video games and DVDs, including new releases that are available before they show up in rental kiosks. In addition to the latest blockbuster or comedy flick, the staff of movie buffs also maintains a large stock of independent and foreign films. Customers can also check out the staff picks for viewing suggestions.
The human body is designed to produce vitamin D from ultraviolet exposure. However, the staff at Tiki Tan Express by Solarium know that going to the beach on a regular basis is not very practical. Instead, they welcome guests to soak up rays and vitamin D without the sand between their toes, allowing them to melt away their frustrations as they relax in a clean and comfortable environment. Equipped with quality beds powered anywhere from 3,200 to 22,000 watts, these machines provide a safe way for the skin to achieve a beautiful golden glow. Top-brand lotions are also available for clients to reach their personal tanning goals.
At Tantalizing Studios, three levels of tanning beds, hand-blended spray-tans, and top-tier tanning lotions help clients achieve customized tans not possible at every tanning salon. After recommending a tanning lotion from a selection that includes Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Devoted Creations products, technicians lead individuals to private treatment rooms, where seven different tanning beds await. In addition to tanning, Tantalizing Studios' serene, turquoise-colored studio welcomes those in need of body-waxing and massage treatments.
The deft muscle-manipulators at Special Touch Hair Designs knead bone-movers into ache-free bliss with stress-busting massages and pampering spa treatments. The 45-minute hand-and-foot paraffin treatment encases extremities in warm, sticky wax, locking in moisture to leave hands and feet as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy’s favorite neck pillow. After removing the wax, therapists complete the pampering with hand and foot massages. A one-hour relaxation massage focuses on liquefying tension with broad, smooth strokes while moisturizing skin with cocoa butter or hypoallergenic lotion. Therapeutic massage focuses on knotty muscles, applying deep pressure to clenched backs and shoulders to increase range of motion and circulation. A clean, softly lit room ensconces guests in a serene atmosphere during sessions. Quiet music and warm sheets encourage guests to drift into relaxing reveries, daydreaming about floating through clouds or visiting museums filled only with busts of Teddy Roosevelt.