At Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa, friendly stylists skillfully snip and style locks using high-quality products from Pureology and Coppola. Some of the stylists have 30 years of experience with color and cuts, and can deftly clip styles ranging from trendy to classic to Jetsons–esque. Elsewhere in the spacious, 5,700-square-foot facility, numerous private treatment rooms beautify guests and cancel out stress with sunless tanning, massages, and anti-aging facials.
The treatment experts at Radiance personalize each of their skincare indulgences in a serene retreat. Cleanse and purify overstressed pores with your choice of soothing facials customized with anti-wrinkle additions, visage-loving vitamins, and glow-goading oxygen. A quick pick me up recharges your radiance in record time so that the time-crunched can get back to their dust cloud of fighting cartoon characters ($70). A just for men facial is specifically designed to clear the boyish barnacles off dudely dermises ($85), and the deep cleansing back facial heals back blemishes and anterior acne ($80). Those with more mature masks may opt for the microdermabrasion treatment, which uses pharmaceutical-grade diamond chips to gently sandblast away fine lines and blemishes and erase the signs of aging. Both opulent options include a complimentary paraffin hand wax treatment to soften skin and relax overly thumb-wrestled digits.
Suntrenz spans two floors, both of which are dedicated to making clients look their best by imparting them with a healthy-looking glow. The studio's roster of equipment includes UV tanning beds and booths from manufacturers such as Lotus and GardaSun, plus an airbrush unit that gently mists a bronzing solution and emits an adorable purring sound. Suntrenz's team also extends to massage therapists and medical technicians experienced in Botox.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
When the sky is cloudy or filled with locusts, clients duck into Electric Beach to bronze their bodies with the glowing bulbs of Dr. Mueller beds. The beds come in high-, medium-, and low-pressure models, and their strengths range from less than 1% emitted UVB rays to 5% emitted UVB rays. Alternatively, the Magic Tan booth uses 37 spray nozzles to mist the body with an even coat of color in less than a minute.
Eliana and Viviane Jardim grew up on the beaches of Brazil, and when they moved to the United States, they brought a little bit of the Brazilian sun with them. The business they opened, Samba Glow, specializes in personalized airbrush spray tans. Armed with a spray applicator, technicians apply either a clear solution that develops over the course of 8–10 hours or a bronzer that’s visible right away. The DHA-based formula for each is free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, white tempera paint, and artificial fragrances, leaving room for certified-organic aloe-vera extracts, vitamin A, vitamin E, and various antioxidants that help leave skin firm and smooth. At their new Menlo Park location, the Jardim sisters decided to branch out into other beautification services—such as waxing and a full lash and brow bar—as well as retail, selling bathing suits and resort-wear designed to show off the tanning techs’ handiwork.