Spanning more than 150 locations and six states, LA Tan's beautifying services polish pallid epidermises into shining, bronzed statues, and brighten smiles with whitening treatments. A Level 1, 2, or 3 booth tan glows warmly with UVB rays, stimulating the body's production of vitamin D and burnishing epidermises to a brilliant sheen. UV-free spray tans, such as Mystic Tan or VersaSpa sessions, quickly glaze outer skin shells into glistening hues without exposing hides to the sun's harmful rays or pitiful knock-knock jokes.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.
Felisha Beverly, founder of Holistic Hands of Hope, draws upon her background in hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing, Ayurvedic therapies, and massage as she helps her clients find balance within their bodies and minds. For aches and stresses too large to be tackled by two hands alone, she and her team offer four- and six-handed bodywork sessions, which relax muscles better than hugs from an injured octopus. HypnoBirthing fertility therapies help women trying to conceive, and meditation coaching aids in the training of the mind.
Julee Bourne, Smooth Reflections’ professional technician, betters skin suits with revitalizing epidermal treatments. Countenances covered by dry skin, dead cells, and last year’s birthday cake can find succor in the exfoliating effects of a microdermabrasion treatment. The 30–45 minute slough session removes the drab outermost skin layer to reveal the smooth cells underneath. Instead of loudly chastising problem skin in the supermarket produce aisle, an individual treatment—or a series of treatments—noninvasively addresses uneven areas.
After graduating from Creative Images School of Cosmetology, Nikki Askew inserted herself into the world of aesthetics immediately, quickly becoming the managing licensed aesthetician at Creating Waves Salon. Here, she cleanses skin with facials that employ natural ingredients to smooth and rejuvenate skin while tackling acne and signs of aging. She also offers relaxation massage and waxing services, and is currently developing her own signature facial.