Inside Salon M&D’s open and airy space, professionals beautify clients with a range of hair, nail, and skin services. Stylists rejuvenate ’dos with cuts, coloring, keratin sessions, and diamond hair treatments, which enliven dull, lifeless locks by replacing them with sparkling rubies. Elsewhere, nail techs spruce up fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and massage therapists knead tense muscles in appointments ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. Aestheticians wax unwanted hair from bodies and apply cleansing facials and skin-brightening peels.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for their golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's Star Trekkian tanning beds come with features such as climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs, and some beds are even open to the air to cut down on claustrophobia. As an alternative to tanning beds, the time-crunched can undergo an airbrush tanning that sun-gods skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point- and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
The staffers at Sizzle Tans make it their mission to guide customers through each location’s selection of beds, sunless-tanning options, and teeth-whitening treatments. Their collection of beds is broken into three different intensity levels and includes Ergoline's Open Sun 1050 and the temperature-controlled Prestige 1100. For customers who don't want to expose themselves to UV rays, Sizzle Tans has two sunless solutions: a trained technician can carefully airbrush bodies by hand, or clients can step into a VersaSpa booth equipped with nozzles that automatically coat skin evenly in tanning solution.
Drawing from her family's catalog of natural wax recipes, the proprietor of Girl from Ipanema Spa evicts fuzz with homemade waxes designed to play nice with sensitive skin. The spa's aestheticians also rejuvenate visages with facials that rely on either organic ingredients or high-tech methods, as in the photofacial, which skips PPx pulsed light across skin ponds to break up rosacea, sun damage, and other imperfections. Amidst green-tea-hued walls, exfoliating sea salts and essential oils remove dry skin and prepare bodies for airbrush tanning. Visitors can cop a full range of Éminence handmade organic skincare products to continue their bodycare at home or on the giant hamster wheels they've agreed to live on for science.
Basking in the Sun combines the benefits of lounging outdoors with the luxuriant comforts of an indoor day spa. Upon entering the front lounge, guests are encouraged to sip a glass of water, coffee, or tea, or savor a small piece of candy before indulging in one of the spa’s tanning services. Seven UVA/UVB tanning beds, ranging from level one to level four, allow patrons to develop a healthy, bronzed base or maintain an existing tan long after swimsuit season ends. For UV-free tanning options, Basking in the Sun also employs a custom spray tan specialist.
A deep, healthy bronze hue floods customers' skin about four to six hours after expert technicians spritz bodies with Toto Creations' airbrush tanning solutions. That's because the DHA in the organic, aloe-based spray tan reacts with the amino acids in the outer layers of the skin, causing the bronze hues to appear. Technicians carefully apply the spray to ensure no drips or streaks, customizing the color to best suit each client's body type and distance from the nearest beach or roof that gets a lot of sun.