As an Aveda concept salon, Salon Alure stocks and uses only plant- and flower-based Aveda products, from hair color to skincare products. The staff also pamper guests with complimentary hand treatments, makeup, stress-relieving aromatherapy, and a steaming cup of Aveda comforting tea. Along with haircare services that include cuts, color, and keratin treatments, the licensed professionals also beautify visages with natural facials such as the Perfecting Plant Peel. For toes mired in envy, chakra-balancing foot treatments unite pedicures with aromatherapy and reflexology massages to lavish feet with the attention usually reserved for a tossed glob of pizza dough dangling from the chandelier.
The staff render this bounty of services within the elegant confines of a wood-floored salon. Sunlight hustles its way through the façade’s large window, and wood accents make the ceiling an exquisite complement to the green plants beneath it.
Across more than 100 locations, Hollywood Tans’ seasoned technicians turn pallid complexions bronze with their selection of UV tanning beds and spray tan booths. No appointment is necessary thanks to their vertical tanning booths, which toast epidermises in less time and with less UVB rays than traditional lay-down beds. The low- to mid-pressure booths have a maximum tanning time of 10 minutes, or one really drawn-out, operatic version of Happy Birthday. For a UV-free tan, automated Mystic spray tanning booths tint facades in shades ranging from glow to dark.
• For $45, you get a customized facial (a $100 value). • For $120, you get 20 units of Botox (a $300 value). • For $149, you get six laser hair-removal treatments for the upper lip, chin, or sideburns (a $1,200 value). • For $179, you get six laser hair removal treatments for the bikini line, underarms, back of the neck, or a Brazilian (an $1,800 value).
The stylists and nail technicians at Sun Cuts Hair Salon & Spa—including a Spanish speaker and Redken color expert—combine years of experience with keen listening skills. The team transforms hair with salon services ranging from cuts and updos to specialty color services and permanents. Staffers enhance manicures with durable Shellac or OPI soak-off gel polish, and direct patrons to a cushioned throne for each spa pedicure.
The crew performs relaxing facials in a tranquil, private treatment room decorated in shades of green reminiscent of a verdant meadow or a jealous frog. Orchids and a glistening, metallic-blue waterfall greet clients when they enter, and the veteran-owned salon offers discounts to military personnel.
Custom airbrush specialist and salon owner Tania Holowach helps keep skin sun kissed year round with UV-free treatments. Clients can step into a VersaSpa spray booth, which delivers an instant bronze; tans intensify throughout the next few hours. In addition, tanning artists perform airbrush sessions in-house or on location, misting skin with a custom blended solution that lasts for up to two weeks. For UV tanning, SunDash and Ergoline tanning machines gradually deepen hues with amenities that include open-air booths and separate facial tanners. Tandulgence also stocks its shelves with products that maximize tans, moisturize the skin, and cleanse and exfoliate surfaces.
At Image Sun Tanning Centers, tanning beds and custom airbrush tans give skin a golden glow. To keep skins healthy and tans rich, Image Sun stocks its shelves with skincare products as well. Products include Designer Skin and Australian Gold skincare and bronzing products that prolong deep tans.