AuRycl Tan owner Pashia Fischer knows the ins and outs of the spray-tan business. A former operations director for a large sunless-tanning company and a tinting artist for a loyal clientele, Pashia struck out on her own in May 2011 and hasn't looked back since. Along with a team of friendly account managers, she markets her proprietary line of sunless-tanning products across the country. Pashia's solutions—from an odor-free spray tan to a fast-drying bronzing mousse—bring a hint of sun to numerous salons and image-conscious owls.
Embroidered sombreros. Vintage car parts and license plates. Framed photos and old electric beer signs. The cerulean walls at the locally owned Anvil Barber Shop brim with bric-a-brac that seems to tell stories from days when the shop’s strait-razor shaves and comfortable barber chairs were the norm. The staff errs on the side of traditional attention to detail at those retro seats. They administer precise haircuts and classic hot-towel shaves while their of-age guests sip at complimentary beer and whiskey.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.
At Superior Nails, nail technicians pamper guests with services that make for beautiful hands and feet. During pedicure treatments, guests settle into cushy high-backed chairs while they dunk their feet into soothing soaks and techs slough off dead skin to reveal feet that are smooth as a baby seal first emerging from its egg.
After a day at Jungle Tan, visitors may look and feel like they've just returned from a tropical locale. The salon offers a fleet of beds in which hot bulbs emulate the effects of the sun's rays, dialed to four different levels of tanning intensity. Those seeking a UV-free tan can opt for the Evolv airbrushing system, a unique technology which uses warm air to help all-natural spray-tanning solutions sink into the skin's surface. Certified airbrush technicians customize the color to match each individual's skin type. Jungle Tan also nourishes skin and fosters relaxation with personal infrared saunas, steam-hydration therapy, aqua massages, and body waxing. Rounding out its cosmetic surfaces, the salon hosts professional teeth-whitening services and eyelash extensions.