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.
La Bella Hair Studio's salon floor buzzes with a lively symphony of blow-dryers and chatter as the team of stylists works diligently to weave extensions, design haircuts, and paint in color to suit each clients' needs. Before laying hands on hair, the stylists consult with clients to determine hair's type, condition, daily routines, and number of chewing-gum incidents. The stylists then set about meeting beauty goals with the help of haircare products from Redken, Paul Mitchell, Biolage, and Pureology. For clients prepping for a wedding, La Bella’s staff also offers customizable packages that can be performed in the salon or on-location.
The experienced staff at Shear Attitudes Hair & Tanning boasts an array of beauty expertise. They cut hair into trendy styles and color the locks on men, women, and their “just like me” dolls. The pros also sweep away dead skin cells during facials, wax off unwanted fuzz, bronze pelts via airbrush tans, and pierce clients’ ears.:m]]
Nicole Skinner tends to her clients’ hair inside Salon 84, a cozy retreat peppered with unique decorative touches. Circular mirrors cling to geometric-printed wallpaper in soft gold and maroon hues. Eye-catching lights reminiscent of giant marshmallows dangle from the ceiling and illuminate a sleek wood floor and gray- and white-striped chairs.