Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
Pacific Beach's Beauty Angel treatment pairs beautification and physique sculpting in a series of 10-minute sessions combining light therapy, vibration, and platform-based exercise. Within the stand-up booth, clients bask in a safe red light that works to reawaken the body's collagen and elastin factories, disentangling wrinkles around the eyes and firming skin across the entire physique. The booth sports a vibrating platform designed to help break down cellulite and further stimulate epidermal collagen production. The vibrating motion also facilitates muscle toning and recovery by relaxing fibers. After seven daily sessions over one week, wrinkles may begin to diminish, cellulite may begin fade, and skin may begin smooth out, negating the need to seek eternal youth in every municipal fountain.
Il Bellezza Place Salon & Spa's licensed aestheticians rejuvenate skin with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and enzyme-infused facials. Both flavors of 15-minute facial can improve the appearance, if not the attitude of, blotchy, acne-prone, or sun-damaged skin by accelerating the natural exfoliation process more effectively than frantically pedaling a bike against the wind. The noninvasive microdermabrasion treatment can help fade fine scars and wrinkles, and the enzyme facial decimates dead skin and bacteria. Clients may notice and feel results the day of treatment, but multiple sessions are recommended to treat acne or particularly stubborn clown face paint.
Lydia Forshee has the key to a healthy, youthful complexion. As the owner and operator of Lydia Skincare Spa, she helps clients balance their skin's oil and moisture levels to achieve radiant skin. Along with her custom facials, such as vitamin-C and oxygen-infused facials, she pampers clients with full-body treatments that include a dry-brushed organic sugar scrub and moisturizer. Face and body waxing are also available.
Around the spiral staircase inside Great Day Massage, subdued decor and soft music relax patrons as licensed staff members perform massages, facials, and manicures. Clients who want the works can fly solo with a spa package, or host their own spa parties with custom treatments, catered meals, and mandatory terry-cloth gowns.