The sounds of waves and birds. Flower arrangements. White leather furniture. Your senses tell you you’re in the tropics, but you’re actually at Tropical Tan, settling in for a relaxing bronzing session in one of the studio’s UV or sunless tanning booths. Voice automated and complete with dryer function, the California Tan Sunless machine spritzes down bodies with a glow that lasts for up to seven days.
A pair of guardians watches over Salon Avanti’s clientele during salon sessions each day. These stalwart sentinels are the owners' well-behaved lap dogs, Lola and Mazzie, who entertain guests as their stylist parents revamp patrons' looks with a select menu of hair, nail, and waxing treatments. Stylists stock their salon area with an arsenal of high-end products from brands such as Goldwell, Paul Mitchell, and KMS Crew. The diverse range of products allows stylists to instantly treat hair in a variety of types and conditions and address styling needs including smoothing out unruly texture and punching up natural color with gentle tinting agents. For heavy-duty styling needs, the salon's staff can also retexturize with a perm or utilize a keratin straightening treatment to sleek down hair during humid weather or for upcoming reunions with your adopted family of seals. At the nailcare station, rows stocked with Opi and China Glaze polishes await their turn during manicure and pedicures, with a selection of shellac and gel polishes offering up to two weeks of wear without chipping. A trio of facial waxing treatments rounds out the salon’s menu, shaping eyebrows to accent gazes or depilating unwanted strands from lips or chins to create a hair-free complexion without making impulsive pacts with Mr. Clean.
The Ivy Tanning Salon and Spa's stable of nail artists, massage therapists, and aestheticians caters to every beauty whim with a spectrum of treatments. During mani-pedis, technicians pull from either standard polish or long-lasting Shellac to add color and “Paint Me” notes to nails. Massage therapists narrow their scope to focus on one tense area during regional massages or combine hot stones and Swedish strokes to restore beleaguered muscles throughout the body. Nine types of facials tend to age-specific needs, such as removing impacted glitter makeup from teenaged pores or smoothing out wrinkles with doses of vitamin C. There are even multiple ways to achieve a bronze: through five types of UV tanning beds or painstaking spritzes from an airbrush artist.
If two heads are better than one, then it would stand to reason that 15 heads are 15 times better than one. The 15 stylists at Salon Advantages make a formidable team, utilizing advanced products and the Redken Professional Hair Color line to create styles that turn heads but don’t attract swarms of angry bees. The salon's colorist blends custom shades that add depth, dimension, and shine, while shears-wielding hair technicians shape face-flattering styles with deftly snipped angles and layers.
Bay windows send streams of light through the open salon, where black stools contrast against the sleek hardwood floors. Here, within Salon Herdis, a multifaceted team performs massages, nailcare services, facials, and a variety of skin treatments. As a Redken-certified salon, stylists deploy the company’s renowned products during hair services, coiffure coloring, and gingerbread-house-building competitions.
• For $50, you get a light chemical peel (a $100 value). • For $60, you get a microdermabrasion treatment (a $125 value). • For $225, you get three laser hair-removal treatments on the upper lip, chin, underarms, or bikini area (a $450 value).