When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Nikki Hagen, the certified aesthetician and lash specialist at Epic Lashes, creates custom looks with lash extensions that vary in size, length, curl, thickness, and color. She applies full sets of 80–120 silk or mink lashes, using a medical-grade adhesive to attach each extension to an individual natural lash within about two hours. The service boosts the appearance of lash lines for four to six weeks with touchups, eliminating the need for mascara.
South Sugar Hill specializes in hair removal?but instead of relying on methods such as waxing, lasers, or the slow, entropic stomp of time that devours everything in its path, the staff uses all-natural sugar wax. This type of wax is free of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances, making it ideal for the sensitive skin in bikini areas, under arms, and on faces. The sugaring process is also heat-free, ensuring that skin does not end up with burns.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
At Ultra Sonic Body Sculpting, the staff doesn't view ultrasonic body-sculpting as a cure-all for weight problems. They view it as a technologically advanced supplement to a healthful diet and regular exercise. How technologically advanced? The device emits low-frequency ultrasound waves that liquefy fatty cells so they may be escorted out of the body through natural processes. Beyond slimming problem areas, ultra sonic body sculpting can also help stimulate collagen production, improving the appearance of cellulite and making skin appear younger, firmer, and less cynical.