Beyond Savana Tan’s chic lobby lies a lengthy corridor, where rows of private rooms hum with five levels of tanning beds and innovative sunless-tanning equipment. In one room, a Matrix High-Pressure bed gives skin a glow with its powerful rays, and in another, a UV-free Mystic Tan booth mists bodies with a sunless DHA solution. Beneath shelves of professional lotions and aftercare products from California Tan, Devoted Creations, and RSun, a staff of certified Smart Tan professionals await to facilitate customized airbrush tans and offer tanning tips and free legal advice.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. The warm whirlpool action taking place beneath the cushion of the Hydro-Massage bed relieves stress and muscle tension, leaving bodies as relaxed as a hypnotherapist's pet rock. The infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine sate parched pores and surge skin-collagen production, and fine lines and pigmentation problems flee from the therapeutic light of the Luminous facial, an FDA-approved treatment designed to illuminate skin from within. Tanning beds deliver a sun-kissed pelt, and sun-starved hides jump-start their glow with a spray tan custom-applied by an experienced Norvell airbrush artist or by the friendly nozzles of a Mystic tanning booth. Red-Light Therapy, the newest addition to the Planet Beach family, uses infrared light to deliver therapeutic treatments.
Each of Planet Beach’s machines is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. A staff of helpful spa assistants are always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable.
At Becoming New, a diverse team of licensed cosmeticians, a paramedical esthetician, a massage therapist, and nail technicians enhance appearances with modern technology. The experts shy away from invasive surgery and instead employ ultrasonic technology to target fat deposits and ultherapy to sculpt arms and necks. The spa’s arsenal also includes detoxifying and slimming body wraps, as well as chemical peels that help erase fine lines and other signs of aging. For gentler rejuvenation, skin experts treat pores to blueberry and champagne facials. The staff add the finishing touches to appearances with permanent hair removal and manicures that brighten nails with CND Shellac and Gelish polish, which resist chipping even while slapping a rude statue.
Vintage Salon & Spa's blue awnings and picture windows enclose a sunroom, where rocking chairs sway peacefully and shelves brim with products by Redken and Naturopathica. As guests enter the salon proper, a crystal chandelier casts gem-like specks of light on wood-paneled walls, ornate mirrors, and old-fashioned vanity tables. While makeup artists accentuate features with Jane Iredale mineral makeup, a palm tree trades oxygen for carbon dioxide stocks. Amid these accoutrements, Vintage Salon & Spa's experienced stylists craft new looks by cutting hair, applying facials, and performing mani-pedis. When they aren't cosseting women, they also pamper men by trimming their beards and washing their action figures.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
The chemical smells and boring waits that fill most barbershops are nowhere to be found at All Star Haircuts. That's because the shop's barbers, who have a combined 70 years of hair-snipping experience, use low-odor products and never make clients wait more than 10 minutes to get a haircut. Within the Sarasota shop, guests settle in for a little relaxation, enjoying a complimentary shampoo, neck massage, and neck trim while watching the flatscreen TVs that decorate every cutting station. The friendly staffers even go out of their way to leave personalized notes on each client's ticket, sending clients away with messages ranging from "Have a great day!" to "Put $900 on the fifth horse in the sixth race."