While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed?s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800?s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won?t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
N 2 Hair Salon stylist Sheri Burroughs frequently updates her skills with continuing education classes, keeping up to date with the latest trends to help clients look their best with precise scissor-snips and infusions of Wella coloring products. Visitors to the salon can also opt for relaxing shampoo sessions or smoothing Brazilian blowouts.
After two decades of working in law enforcement and private security, Alan Owens was a tougher guy than most. Still, even he had a difficult time dealing with the chronic headaches and back pains that came with wearing a 12- to 15-pound belt to work each day. Once he learned that a misaligned pelvis was the cause of his discomfort, he changed his life’s course and began training under a duo of renowned massage specialists. His final goal in all of this was to help others like him uncover and treat their issues before they spun out of control. Today, Alan’s HapTics Professional Massage Center continues to offer relief courtesy of joint-mobilizing myoskeletal-alignment treatments and therapeutic sensation massages (TSM)—the latter of which enhances basic Swedish techniques with tactile sensations. The center’s massage room features surround-sound speakers and a treatment table covered with a seven-inch layer of plush foam, the top of which bears a chalk outline of a body—a law-enforcement habit that Alan has yet to kick.
Joanna Iris knows firsthand the transformative power of touch. While living in Hawaii, she trained in massage therapy at an aesthetics school in Honolulu and was certified in lomilomi, a deep and rhythmic method derived from ancient Polynesian practices for restoring mind-body balance. After training with her mentor, Shin-Tao Kimura, she learned to heal herself and others with the physical and mental benefits of massage. Iris transplanted her island knowledge to the mainland at Hawaiian Dreams Body Spa, and now has the opportunity to share some of the positive energy she found.
In addition to lomilomi and other massage techniques, Iris harmonizes complexions with alluring eyelash- and brow-tinting services and facials bolstered with actual 24-karat gold. She also tailors massages for children who are stressing over schoolwork, experiencing growth spurts, or rehabilitating before kickball season.
The C in CJ's Therapeutic Touch is state-certified massage therapist Cecil E. Benson, who found a perfect business partner––and second consonant––in certified aesthetician Jeannie L. Benson. Together, the duo ushers in total-body relaxation and well-being by inviting clients to leave their electronics and air horns at the door before stepping into a sanctuary filled with soft music, soothing lighting, and treatment rooms lined with lush drapes. There, Cecil combines his astute knowledge of Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages to deliver a wholly custom road to stress relief, and Jeannie enhances the exteriors of both men and women with services ranging from mineral-rich body wraps and full-body waxing to collagen-boosting face masks and glow-inducing sea-salt scrubs.
Diana Jeffords, owner of Art of Image Salon & Spa, specializes in hair extensions and weaves. She prefers to call these add-ons "personality pieces"—accessories that augment the client's natural beauty and character. Of course, she and her team of stylists strive toward this goal with a variety of other services, as well. Though they each have different areas of expertise, all of the stylists remain enrolled in continuing education courses to keep their skills up-to-date. They trim and color hair, arrange it into bridal updos, apply makeup, perform mani-pedis, and meticulously apply eyelash extensions. For the body, they wax away unwanted hair, apply alluring airbrush tans, and sap tension from muscles with massages.