While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed?s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800?s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won?t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
A friendly staff welcomes each guest to Bareskin’s relaxing pelt polishing parlor. Breezy fans in each room air out stuffy pores and ghost fumes as you marinate, whether you select the one-time full body UV-free tan or a full month of unlimited bronzing. Groupon users get 25% off their first lotion purchase. With the month-long option, upgrade to 12-minute beds for only $11.
The packed shelves of Victory Nutrition Center's retail shop welcome physiques yearning for a boost with a sweeping selection of fitness supplements and vitamins. More than 100 sport-nutrition supplements from brands such as ALRI, Met-Rx, and CytoSport help muscles bulge smugly under fitted shirts and the paltry weight of jet liners. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals' multivitamins ($19.95 for 90 pills) fit 47 different vitamins, minerals, and herbs into a single daily tablet, and the company's Sleep-Rx ($39.95) dispels bedtime concerns with an all-natural formula that promotes relaxation. Customers pose supplement-based questions to helpful staff members roaming the store ready to explain why it's easier to get essential omega-3 fatty acids from Optimum Nutrition's fish-oil softgels ($13.99 for 100 pills) or cold-pressed flaxseed-oil softgels ($10.99 for 100 pills) than setting up a cardboard box propped on a stick to try to trap them.
Brands Used: Redken, Paul Mitchell, L'anza, Kuehne
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Certain hairstyles look good on certain facial shapes. When a client asks for a haircut you know will be a mismatch for them, how do you handle it?
I give an honest professional opinion about the situation and explain why this will likely not be a cut he or she will be satisfied with wearing.
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
We have a vending machine and fresh coffee ready at all times.
Do you do natural hairstyles? If so, what services do you offer?
I do not .
Before you let AM Nails' manicurists work on your hands, let them slip a free drink into them. The strive to make customers as comfortable as possible, which is why they offer complimentary refreshments such as merlot, chardonnay, or soda pop before treatments. The added attention also gives clients a few extra minutes to decide between services such as solar nails or silk wraps, or whether they want to upgrade their basic mani-pedi to include chip-resistant shellac polish. Regardless of what they settle on, each and every service at AM Nails is performed with the utmost attention to detail and the goal of making the client's hands and feet look as good as they did the day the stork delivered them to their first salon.
Though eyes are widely known as the windows to the soul, Dr. Stacey Rockett sees them as the focal point of her life. In practice as an optometrist for more than a decade, Rockett and her team at Eye Q Vision Center outfit eyes with contacts and face-flattering frames from high-end brands such as Versace and BCBG. Dr. Rockett also screens for and treats common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, and alleviates pain for clients who’ve confused the white bottle of eye drops for the red bottle of sriracha.