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.
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.
Signature Service: Willow Nail Academy instructor course
Brands Used: Tammy Taylor
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Pro Tip: Please make an appointment to pre-register for classes and expect to begin 2–3 weeks after registration.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love changing lives and sharing knowledge in such a rewarding occupation.
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Willow Nail Academy is the only school in Washington exclusively dedicated to nail technology training. Students train within Willow Spa or a secondary location to learn professionalism in the workplace, teamwork, and skills of the trade.
Salon Mairéad and Day Spa's skin treatments, haircuts, and massages earned it a nomination for Best Day Spa in Western Washington in 2011. High quality skincare products form the basis for many of the spa's luxurious treatments, including creams and anti-aging serums from Dr. Spiller Biocosmetics as well as eco-friendly body butters from Bend, Oregon-based Dani Natural Products. The spa also boasts an on-location boutique that invites departing guests to bring bits of bliss home with them in the form of spa products, handcrafted jewelry, accessories, and books-on-tape narrated by literate morning doves.