Before opening his salon and spa in 2001, owner and lead stylist James Barrow traveled far and wide to perfect his aesthetic craft at the Bumble and bumble University, Vidal Sassoon, and in Toni&Guy workshops. With skills captured at each institution and power taken by defeating Highlanders in single combat, he mastered the product knowledge necessary to turn his salon into a Bumble and bumble–exclusive venue. Barrow leads a team of stylists who cut, color, and texturize hair, retexture skin through facials and waxing services, and tend to aches and tension with massage.
The VersaSpa booths at Face & Body Emporium deliver natural-looking, UV-free tans. Each VersaSpa sunless session begins with an application of amino acids and green tea to help balance epidermal pH and hydrate hides in advance of hue transformation. Next, clients enter a high-tech standup booth, where a mist applicator dispenses a proprietary blend of DHA and bottled rainbows to impart an even, streak-free bronze to skin. The quick-drying formula penetrates deep and a natural hue develops over a six-hour period. Each tan lasts approximately two weeks, making the VersaSpa system perfect for a prevacation bronzing or a marathon pool party.
Tanning at Raez Bode' Craze Tanning Salon & Spa can mean a variety of things—lying in a bed, standing in a booth, or forgoing UV altogether with a natural-looking spray tan. Made by Norvell, the spa's spray-tan formula creates a golden, natural glow that's vegan, gluten-free, and contains zero nut allergens.
To complement their tanning servcies, the team also brightens complexions with microdermabrasion and comprehensive 90-minute facials incorporating a number of customized treatments. The spa's body-contouring wraps, meanwhile, smooth silhouettes far more effectively than sanding down the edges of your shadow.
At Taki's Salon and Spa, a team of eight designer and master stylists, two manicurists, and one massage therapist relaxes and beautifies bodies with a variety of services. The hair artists accentuate coifs with full or partial coloring, permanent waves, and thermal straightening, whereas the nail experts soften skin with exfoliating rose-scented or chocolate-mint-truffle scrubs. The list of targeted therapeutic massages includes the signature Shellatsu, in which the therapist uses lava seashells to knead away stress from pressure points, loosen muscles, and plug up the body’s naturally occurring volcanoes.
Customers at Endless Sun Tanning Salon have a choice: they can rub on tanning lotions from Devoted Creations and Designer Skin and climb into their choice of three levels of UV tanning beds, or they can sign up for a sunless spray tan—the bronzing formulas of which are aided by antioxidant ingredients. If they like, the can also schedule a manicure or pedicure with chip-resistant CND Shellac polishes, and even schedule a mobile spray-tan party to add flair to a wedding shower or needless distraction to a parent-teacher conference.
At EyeCandy Sunless Spa’s two locations, the staff specializes in custom airbrush spray tans and eyelash extensions. All spray-tan and eyelash artists are licensed cosmetologists or aestheticians, led by owner Meri, a beauty industry and tanning veteran. Along with bronzing bods and beautifying eyelash fringe, the spa also offers teeth-whitening services.
Behind each door in R U Tan's spa-like facilities lie state-of-the-art tanning beds that vary in strength and style. The tanning center's certified consultants can help bronze enthusiasts select the best bed for their skin type or help assemble a tanning plan that combines sessions in the standup bed, the plush Extreme bed, or the Hydration Station bed that resembles Woody Allen's time-traveling vessel in Sleeper. Experienced spray-tanning techs provide an alternative to UV-ray bathing by instantaneously coating the skin in an even, natural-looking tone.