Tanning enthusiast Alisa Hostettler likes to joke that her lifelong dream of opening a tanning salon was supposed to give her the freedom to "sit on my butt all day." Ironically, she hasn't had a chance to sit down in eight years, dividing her time between the salon and traveling to beauty and body-building competitions, where she gives contestants meticulous last-minute touchups. When she's on the road, Alisa's all-female staff takes customers on a tour of the salon and details the wattage, UVA output, and maximum land speed of its 12 UV tanning beds.
Though all tanning salons are required to have one certified employee and three emergency lumberjacks, every member of Alisa's staff has taken the necessary classes and lined the walls with certification plaques. Clients seeking a personalized Turbo hand spray tan can change in the privacy of a well-lit dressing room before entering a tile-covered tanning suite. Gender-neutral spritzes of lemongrass or vanilla-sugar aromas mask the scent of DHA as technicians spray each limb until it approaches the desired hue. Back in the dressing room after the misting, clients get to check themselves out and inquire about the whereabouts of various princesses in a full-length mirror.
Ural is a region in Russia that’s known for its gemstones. One gemstone in particular makes an appearance during treatments at L'ural Spa: moonstone. Known for its relaxing properties, the gemstone helps center patrons as they undergo signature facials or relaxing massages. The staff also beautifies skin with heated wax, specialized serums, and microdermabrasion tools.
NeoDerm Aesthetics melds art and science for a full range of professional, quality aesthetic services. Put best faces forward with the microdermabrasion session, an FDA-approved treatment to exfoliate away dead skin cells with medical-grade aluminum-oxide crystals. Microdermabrasion can reduce evidence of fine lines, age spots, and treasure-map tattoos. The treatment concludes with postprocedure advice and an application of an antioxidant mask or a gentle chemical-solution stimulant to optimize results.
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.
Hornberger Wellness & Chiropractic recently upgraded its location to an earthy, sandstone-colored building. The larger space's soothing earth tones begin triggering relief in patients before resident chiropractor, Dr. Joe Hornberger, even lays hands on them. The doctor's 26 years of experience taught him the effectiveness of a broad range of alternative-wellness therapies, spurring him to team up with Dr. Ricardo Morales, a practitioner of natural medicine, to expand both their practices and offer their patients more non-invasive healing treatments. Today, patients come to the center to heal issues from low-back pain to nicotine addiction. The center's wellness specialties include all-natural facial rejuvenation and hCG weight-loss treatment, which combines ancient acupuncture methods with ancient anticupcake shields.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
Just as beautiful butterflies emerge from cocoons, beautiful skin emerges from Perfect Skin and Body Care Day Spa’s body wraps. Powered by Swiss Methode Physiodermie products, the treatments can boost circulation, deep clean and exfoliate, or enhance the skin’s elasticity. The spa’s face and body treatments encompass facials as well, which can combat aging by catalyzing cell renewal, or manage rosacea’s early stages more effectively than applying the salty, age-defying tears of celebrities. The spa’s Thai Samunprai herbal massage incorporates a compress of herbs and essential oils and is just one of the offered massage styles. The aesthetic team also administers beauty basics, painting fingers and toes with OPI polishes, and waxing away stubble.