Beaches Tanning Center's arsenal of newly updated tanning beds and spray-tan booths unveils gateways to sun-kissed skin. Six kinds of Ergoline beds bronze complexions to natural-looking umber hues as ventilation keeps bodies cool and music keeps ears distracted from the sun's desperate pleas for attention. Clients can go UV-free in warm Mystic Tan chambers, where an oscillating nozzle evenly coats skin with a customized cocktail of bronzing color.
At the recently opened Autumn Ridge Day Spa, expert staff members perform skincare services and massages and apply body wraps and cosmetics. Using Murad and Image products, aestheticians exfoliate faces with microdermabrasion and better the body with back facials and essential-oil wraps. Waxing technicians remove unwanted hair from a range of areas—including the soul—manicurists tend to fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and beauticians apply permanent cosmetics or eyelash extensions . Licensed massage therapists untie knotted backs with 14 massage modalities including Swedish, sports, Russian, deep tissue, and trigger-point therapy.
As a certified dermagraphic technician and micro-pigmentation specialist, Melissa Johnson spends her workdays treating scars and applying permanent cosmetics to faces. She also removes unwanted tattoos using a saline/salabrasion method that forces ink to the skin?s surface through osmotic pressure. When not bolstering the appearance of her clients, Melissa teaches her students the art and practice of Dermagraphics in permanent cosmetics, scar treatment, and tattoo removal.
Except for the stream of bronzed bodies emerging from its doors, Tahiti Sun Tanning could be confused with a traditional day spa. A hallway of private treatment rooms suggests the seclusion typically associated with facials and massages, because staff members believe tanning deserves this same luxurious feel. Clients bronze in ultra-ruva or high-pressure beds from brands such as Wolff and Ergoline as stereos keep ears entertained. In another room, customers can get custom spray tanning with Norvell spray-tanning treatments. On their way out, clients can buy tan-enhancing lotions and creams from the boutique to prolong their skin’s golden hue.
At Envy Sun Tanning, beds and booths mimic the sun inside a controlled environment. Set to Levels 1-4, machines from Santa Barbara, Pacifica, X2 Solarix, and Sun Up II warm bodies to a sunny glow by showering them with luminous beams. Meanwhile, Mystic Tan equipment kisses bodies with a golden sheen using a spray that creates the look of a gold-plated suit of armor without the help of UV rays.
White and cream dominate the color palette at Glo Esthetics, accented by damask and wrought-iron curlicues. This clean, serene environment sets the stage for the spa's treatments. Services include waxing and eyelash extensions, along with more intensive procedures such as chemical peels and clinical-grade facials.