Desert Sun Tanning Salon was awarded the 2011 Best Tanning award by King5, which cites the Salon's "Smart Tan Certified tanning consultants" as one of its strongest features. The consultants effortlessly guide clients through three levels of tanning beds according to the client's skin type and tanning desires, and they may even to achieve a bronze as deep as an ancient Greek statue of a lifeguard. Tanning beds are tricked out with amenities including aromatherapy, air conditioning, and piped-in music, and after their sessions clients can choose from an array of nourishing lotions to smooth onto freshly golden skin.
Signature Service: Willow Nail Academy instructor course
Brands Used: Tammy Taylor
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 17
Pro Tip: Please make an appointment to pre-register for classes and expect to begin 2–3 weeks after registration.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love changing lives and sharing knowledge in such a rewarding occupation.
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Willow Nail Academy is the only school in Washington exclusively dedicated to nail technology training. Students train within Willow Spa or a secondary location to learn professionalism in the workplace, teamwork, and skills of the trade.
Whether it’s your hair or skin that needs rejuvenation, you can rest assured that the staff at Asami Day Spa & Salon will have you covered—sometimes literally. The spa’s skincare treatments include five types of facials designed to exfoliate and regenerate various types of skin. For issues that go deeper than the skin, there are six massage styles to choose from, including a signature spa modality enhanced by the calming scents of botanicals. True to the latter half of its name, Asami also houses a salon in which stylists skillfully remove knots, tangles, and the eggs of nesting birds.
Desert Sun Tanning's FormoStar body wraps radiate infrared heat onto the limbs and torso in order to boost metabolism and accelerate the burning of fat. During the 50-minute treatment, clients can adjust the body wrap's temperature to suit their levels of heat tolerance and pyromania. The heat from the wrap helps alleviate muscle pain, promotes calorie burning without muscle or lung fatigue, and stimulates the lymphatic system. The sweating that the treatment induces in users is also thought to exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Located across the street from Lakewood's Clover Park High School, this warm, intimate hair salon specializes in relaxers, fashion-forward haircuts, and Paul Mitchell color. With licensed stylist Tricia at the helm, clients can pop in for a Brazilian blowout—a semi-permanent smoothing treatment—or prep for a special night out with a roller set or natural press. Along with hair services, the studio offers bikini and Brazilian waxing to ready bodies for daring swimsuits or even more daring mini-snowsuits.
Superior Tan and Massage's tanning beds can bronze physiques—or, thanks to their three intensity levels, enhance them with just a touch of gold. Since 1994, the salon's cutting-edge technology and expert team have collaborated on custom tans. Sunless tans are also available in the Mystic booth; the infrared body wraps, meanwhile, perfect beach bodies further by neutralizing cellulite.