The Ultimate Tan & Med Spa's locations house traditional and UV-free tanning equipment alongside teams that are certified to perform a slate of med-spa and salon treatments. Cosmetic injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels aim to restore epidermal radiance, and ThinSpa weight-loss plans and CelluPulse cellulite-removal treatments help clients shift into a svelter shape. To soothe away accumulated stresses, massage therapists customize sessions to each client’s unique needs, drawing from a range of modalities to leave musculature more relaxed than a zen master’s stress ball.
In the quiet, relaxing atmosphere of Haven Salon & Spa, skilled aestheticians pamper and beautify hands, feet, and heads with masterful hairstyling, revitalizing nail treatments, and rejuvenating facials. Waxing, brow-tinting, and lash extensions enhance your natural beauty, while warm paraffin hand dips improve your high-fives by up to 97%. Meanwhile, the salon’s nail techs administer manicures using no-chip polish, and stylists keep hair trim and on trend.
The personable tress snippers and arrangers at Hello Gorgeous Beauty Parlor pamper hair owners and their coifs with personalized beautifying services. A women's haircut trims lady locks ($25), and masculine manes can procure a scissor meet and greet with a men's haircut ($20). Saturate head grass with a thorough hue with all-over color ($45+), or select your favorite strands for highlights ($75+) that conjure up the sun's feelings of inadequacy. Un-undulating head threads can mimic Elvis's lip and curl with a perm ($65+), and those whose hair has too much spring in its step can unwind by applying the Groupon value toward the cost of a Brazilian blowout ($300). Extensions are also available for coiffures that want to best their siblings' growth on the hair height chart.
With multiple locations in the greater Portland metro area and throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Salon U4EA's stylists and aestheticians groom guests with services that range from cuts and colors to waxing and nail services. They can also upgrade each client's visit with add-ons such as sea-salt scrubs, Shellac polishes, and really neat paper hats.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Helpful assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.