Island Glow looks more like an upscale day spa than a typical tanning salon. Ornate cabinetry, plush leather sofas, and boutique jewelry fill the spacious front waiting area. Upon arrival, a member of Island Glow's staff leads guests to one of the facility's private treatment rooms where clients choose from four different levels of tanning beds or opt for a customized, organic spray tan. They also offer a new, super express spray tanning solution that allows clients to shower in as little as one hour instead of the traditional 12-15 hours. Each member of the team is Smart Tan-certified, a distinction that means they've undergone a rigorous training program and can recite the alphabet backwards. They also help people look and feel their best by offering other treatments including teeth-whitening services, massages, and facials.
Cheetah spots, Mondrian squares, rainbows, and slices of watermelon bedeck fingertips beautified by Angela Nails And Spa's trio of aestheticians, who lavish guests with an array of services for nails and skin. As music wafts through the softly lit salon, raised baby-blue pedicure chairs dangle guests' feet into basins swirling with warm water. Layers of wax whisk away unwelcome hair, and facials rejuvenate weary complexions. At a vanity table covered in palettes, powder puffs, and pots of rouge, the resident makeup artists put on best faces for brides, groups of bridesmaids, and teenagers en route to black-tie SAT-testing sites.
The licensed aestheticians at Flawless Wax & Spa tend to skin's every need with waxing, facials, and body treatments designed to leave it soft, supple, and glowing. Waxing specialists utilize French wax that lowers in temperature upon contact with the body to reduce the likelihood of redness or irritation, a maintenance package is available to all clients after their first visit. Following a complimentary consultation, skin pros detoxify pores with cleansing facials or glycolic peels and remove dead-skin cells and “kick me” signs from bare backs with exfoliating sea salt scrubs, and pampering add-ons such as a de-puffing eye treatment or warm paraffin hand mask help make any service feel extra indulgent.
When aesthetician Dimple Singh isn't rejuvenating the skin of a Bollywood star, she's giving out beauty tips at her Rialto Plaza studio. Born in Patiala, India, Dimple is an expert in traditional Indian beauty solutions as well as high-tech treatments such as microdermabrasions and eyelash extensions with Wi-Fi capability. She can also greet clients from diverse backgrounds in their native tongue, as she is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi, as well as English.
Aora Salon & Spa's baby-blue walls surround a studio-like space with contemporary furnishings and modern artwork. Within the salon, stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists customize their treatments to address clients' goals and concerns. The beauty pros offer a full spectrum of salon and spa services?they do hair, massage, nails, skincare, and waxing.
Jennie?s beauty treatments pamper her clients through waxes, spray tans, and mani-pedis. With eight years of experience?equal in time to two undergrad educations or two 5,000-inning baseball games?in the aesthetics business, Jennie brings expertise to every pore she cleanses and every lash she tints.