Catching rays is easy enough while the sun’s out, but becomes quite a challenge after nightfall. Fueled by the belief that people should be able to tan anytime—even during the moon’s tyrannous reign—Tan Time Littleton stays open 24 hours a day to accommodate those who aren’t able to reap the benefits of vitamin D during the day. Inside 28 private tanning rooms, 10 different types of UV beds and Mystic booths bronze skin with varying ray intensities and patented sunless mists. In addition to tanning services, Tan Time also offers teeth whitening and restorative red-light therapy, which helps stimulate energy, reduce swelling, and increase blood circulation.
The certified aestheticians at Tuscan Tans & Day Spa shore up faces against winter wind and the sands of time with treatments such as the Tuscan Twilight facial. The 50-minute session is engineered to neutralize fine lines and wrinkles, regulate blotchiness, and settle border disputes between freckles. A special concoction reinforces the lipid barriers of the skin, shielding it from the scourge of free radicals and the howling elements. Visitors step among the Tuscan-style salon's wooden floors and yellow walls hung with artwork. After rearranging the furniture to their liking in the homey waiting area, visitors pass through slatted doors on their way to the treatment chamber.
The Palms Tanning Resort helps pale people escape both stress and pallor by inviting them to bask in private tanning bungalows with island-like thatched roofs and hand-cut bamboo walls. German- and Italian-made beds comprise tanning packages named for various tropical destinations, and customers can opt to upgrade their packages for an additional fee. Jamaica-level tanners gain access to the Cobra SX tanning bed, where they can repose beneath powerful fluorescents and listen to the unit’s accompanying soundtrack of snake-charmer remixes. Hopping over Mexico and into the Pacific, Hawaii-level tanning utilizes the adjustable facial rays of the Starflight tanning bed and the Lotus bed, both capable of bombarding cheeks with more or less light to create even distribution of melanin throughout the skin. The spaceship-like P90 pod, available to Tahiti-level users, enhances its powerful lamps with built-in amenities including aromatherapy, dual air conditioners, and quadruple misters that dust dermises with much-needed hydration after constantly rewatching the ending of Old Yeller. Tahiti-level guests also have access to the UV-free Mystic Tan spray tanning system, which uses a streak-free sunless solution to bronze bodies.
The staff at Plaza 101 Salon and Spa helps clients look their best from crown to toenail, cultivating elegant looks amid stately surroundings of exposed brick and mahogany furnishings. In addition to trimming wayward strands, the stylists can invent a dramatic new look by using highlights or lowlights to add depth and dimension. The salon's massage therapist designs custom sessions that can incorporate a mélange of Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, myofascial-release, and reiki therapies in order to address each individual's needs. While the nail technicians beautify digits with the rejuvenating benefits of paraffin dips and Dead Sea salt, Dr. Debra Mowery steps in to offer physician-supervised cosmetic procedures, including injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions that can improve the skin's tone, texture, and bioluminescent capabilities.
Voila Tans turns skins gold with three tanning beds and two standup booths. Their airbrush artists can also spray bodies bronze with tans that last up to seven days. While tanning is their forte, they also enhance beauty with infrared body wraps that assist in weight loss, reduce cellulite, and relieve pain. Endermologie is their deep tissue massage treatment that contours bodies while reducing muscle soreness, and their cellulite treatments can reshape figures, as well. To complete a day of pampering, they also execute permanent makeup and hair removal treatments.
Tan on the Boulevard's staff cultivates healthy glows with Smart Tan training and certification, using advanced UV-tanning beds and custom airbrush-tanning techniques. Each of the three tanning emporiums are equipped with high-speed UV-tanning equipment that releases a reduced amount of UVB rays to lessen the risk of burning and produce a golden color similar to an organic egg yolk coated in gold leaf. Customers can achieve visibly gilded results in far less time than with traditional sunbathing, and the salon's collection of beds also contains specialized facial bronzers and cooling systems to maintain comfortable conditions. Five days a week, Tan on the Boulevard also has airbrush-tanning specialists on call to coat skin in tailored sprays of sunless solution that highlight clients’ favorite characteristics and leave no visible streaks.
"I'm an artist and I started out in cosmetics … I just really enjoy helping people look great," says Alichia Ryan. Whether it is through the application of Extreme Lashes extensions, makeup, or an Infinity Sun airbrush tan, Alichia takes joy in enhancing appearances and boosting confidence levels. She has been a licensed aesthetician since 1997 and once owned her own Merle Norman studio outside of Los Angeles. Always learning about the latest beauty techniques and technologies, she holds certifications in microdermabrasion and permanent cosmetics, as well as an endorsement for Ad Vinci teeth whitening from the Vitruvius Man.