Nestled within the Sarasota Crossing shopping center, Tans Etc's 1,000-square-foot salon conjures a sun-kissed glow from highly sanitized UV and UV-free tanning equipment, lotions, and accessories. Eight UV beds gradually bronze limbs in either a reclining or standing position. Alternatively, Jamaican Mist spray-tanning solution is designed to leave skin evenly coated in a natural hue that, unlike a chameleon during fraternity hazing, doesn't streak or turn orange.
Beauty may only be skin deep, but at Zolarium Tanning Studio, that's OK. Versed in a vast array of tanning and skincare services, the studio’s technicians help their clientele achieve golden-bronze hues without having to withstand the sun's creepy leer. Each one is Smart Tan certified, a benchmark that measures each operator's knowledge of ultraviolet light, safe tanning practices, and ability to disassemble a tanning bed should it become sentient. They use this knowledge to monitor each tanner in their studio simultaneously, through Zolarium's networked array of horizontal and vertical tanning beds.
The beautifying treatments don't stop at tanning; DaVinci teeth whitening, Evolv airbrush, and a plethora of skincare lotions help clients maintain all manner of youthful glows. Zolarium also keeps the community looking good, giving back through charitable efforts such as sponsoring the Denver Firefighter Calendar every year.
The aesthetic experts at Marjon the Salon prepare guests for everyday elegance or nights on the town with a passel of beauty services. To kick off either package, the staff shapes, buffs, and paints nails before relaxing hands and arms with a gentle massage, completing the regular manicure. Then, the spa pedicure's sea-rock soak infuses feet with moisture and the ability to detect incoming soccer balls via whale sonar. After techs buff and polish toenails, an exfoliation, sea-salt marine mask, and hydrating cream refresh and smooth skin on lower limbs.
Located inside Alchemy Day Spa, SOS Nails is the spot to beautify nails and relax, all the way up to its baby-blue ceiling covered with fluffy clouds. The nail technicians there provide manicures and pedicures, and all pedicures include a soothing foot and leg massage with hot stones. After unwinding with nailcare services, guests can retreat to Alchemy Day Spa, where the staff offers haircare, facials, and massages.
Fresh botanical elements and aromatherapy oils awaken the senses at Luxor Nail Spa & Hair. Nail specialists integrate these elements into their lavish treatments, which include manicures, sparkling footbaths, and pedicures in luxurious spa chairs. Fresh floral arrangements pop against the lavender walls, invigorating the room and causing guests to wonder if the spa is actually scratch 'n' sniff.
Each of Imagine You New's (formerly Complexions Day Spa) skincare specialists brings at least 10 years of experience to the spa's treatment tables. Still, they refuse to rely solely on their own experience when crafting custom treatments for new clients. Every facial or waxing service begins with an informal consultation, during which the aestheticians select products designed for the client's individual skin type or condition. Their collection of such products is extensive; professional DermaQuest formulas exfoliate and cleanse pores during facial treatments, OPI polishes add a glossy sheen to nails, and Jane Iredale mineral makeups imbue cheeks with a radiant glow. Imagine You New's free WiFi gives guests the chance to show off their new look on a social-networking site or research why their body makes a mechanical hissing sound when pressed on during a deep-tissue massage.
When a client settles into Joel Ogburn's workstation at Salon Lofts, he doesn't just reach for his scissors and start cutting. Joel is thorough, preferring to use a four-step approach to give each subject his due. Each appointment starts with a thorough consultation, during which Joel discusses the client's daily styling routine, pinpoints their desired look, and determines which Mount Rushmore president they'd like to resemble after the cut—or he brings his scissors to South Dakota and etches in the client's image on the actual Mount Rushmore. Next, Joel maps out his plan, explaining each service in detail before he begins to go to work. After hairs have been dyed and strands have been shortened, Joel helps to educate his guests on the ways in which they can maintain their new hairdo at home. During these thorough hair makeovers, Joel uses L'Oréal Professional, INOA, and Pravana products.