As one-stop shop for relaxation and beauty services, O Spa curates a menu that ranges from traditional spa massage therapies, facials, and slimming wraps to specialized treatments such as mani-pedis, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup. The spa's technicians can use laser light to permanently reduce unwanted hair and remove tattoos clients got during their teenage years of rebellion and obsession with the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Permanent-makeup artists fill in barren eyebrows or line the eyelids or lips, keeping facial features constantly looking fresh.
The savvy team at Epiphany Day Spa dispels stress and unprettiness with a hefty roster of hair services, skincare and bodycare treatments, and spa packages. After slipping into a robe and slippers, clients can lounge in a private room, where a licensed aesthetician buffs away dead skin cells and skin dullness with microdermabrasions and chemical peels. Out on the salon floor, stylists revive lackluster manes with braids, weaves, and coloring services, while intimate massage rooms create a welcoming and warm environment for clients to kick up their feet and de-stress during 60-minute sessions.
The candlelit crevices of the spa further encourage guests to relax, nibble on complimentary cheese and crackers, and sip soothing cups of tea or coffee as they retreat to the waiting lounge to enjoy a moment of peace or attempt to recite the Declaration of Independence in pig Latin. Those in search of a domestic skincare regime can peruse Epiphany’s stock of moisturizers, eye creams, and masks from the Your Name Cosmetics and CosMedical Skin Care lines.
At Del Sol of Mineola Tanning Salon, Smart Tan–certified professionals match tanners with products and methods for safely achieving tropical hues. Standup and lie-down UV tanning beds boast five levels of strength, from basic to extreme. Bronzing and tanning lotions, including many products designed for sensitive skin, accelerate the efficacy of UV tanning. The salon also offers Norvell airbrush spray tans, which gild the skin without stimulating the body's natural production of melanin or 18-karat gold.
Hollywood Tans, the nation’s largest chain of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment; five 11-minute bouts ($39) inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth is enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray tan booth ($50 for two applications) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that lasts 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas.
Open 24 hours a day, XSport Fitness gilds pallid patrons with the sunless Mystic Tan system as well as regularly relamped UV beds. With Mystic Tan spray-tan sessions, unstained patrons stand in private booths while a moisturizing mist sweeps over the skin, bestowing the body with the healthy golden glow of a Spanish doubloon polished up for a night on the town. In about two minutes, airbrushes apply a natural tone that can be customized according to body size, skin type, and desired color. The formula imbues dermises with a bronze, line-free tan without the hassle of spending all summer loitering around sandcastle hard-hat zones.
Makeup artist Milena brings out her clients' best features using high-quality cosmetics from MAC, Nars, and Urban Decay. She specializes in sprucing up faces for weddings and other events, highlighting cheekbones with traditional makeup or providing smoother finishes with airbrushed foundation that dries on contact. Milena also teaches the tricks of her trade during makeup lessons that help clients choose the right products based on their skin types and how many noses they have.
The bronzing team at Sharper Image Tanning helps to cultivate sun-kissed skin with custom tans. Those whose flat-screen TVs fail to create quality at-home tans can imbue their epidermises with added glow during the sunless, UV-free session. After friendly staff members escort tan-seekers to private rooms, customers stand and splay arms while a bottled solution evenly coats the body, sweeping from side to side until it reaches the desired level of darkness.