Unique Tan's Smart Tan–certified staff members use their extensive knowledge to help color seekers pursue an optimal bronze glow at a trio of tanning salons. Guests step into private, standup Mystic spray-tan booths, where an automated system sprays a custom color solution filled with collagen and neutraceuticals across the body, much like a jaunt through a sprinkler but with even, perfect aim. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile, a fleet of UV beds equipped with gentle high-pressure bulbs, cooling systems, and individual music selections bronzes bodies in short bursts. Additionally, the Twilight Teeth whitening option can brighten smiles during tan sessions with easily affixed mouthpieces.
Precious Slut's body artisans help clients express their individuality with colorful tattoos and piercings. Customers can arrive at the studio with a personal tattoo design in mind or choose a piece from an artists' gallery, who will render the image onto any part of the body. Staff can also bestow body parts with attractive, sanitary piercings, from standard ear piercings to dermal anchors to nose rings for hanging important to-do lists.
For the past seven years, The B Boutique's owner, Jamie, has been traveling to Brazil in search of bikinis. Lately, she's been kicking through the sands and surf of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or hanging around in São Paulo's Santos district. In these hot spots of South American beach fashion, she scopes out the latest trends, taking the best with her to hang from knotted driftwood racks at her boutique in Isla Vista. These colorful, skimpy bikinis bridge the gap between The B Boutique's retail and spa dimensions—in order to strut the bikinis with confidence, one must have a smooth, stubble-free body.
In private rooms, Jamie removes hair with a "no-scream cream" that minimizes discomfort for very sensitive skin that always cries at the end of Bambi. To give clients a midsummer glow, she mists them with Bronze Biologic's tanning solution—an organic formula derived from beet and sugar-cane extract and aloe vera. To round out her spa menu, Jamie spruces up fingers and toes with luxurious mani-pedis, submerging feet in aromatic whirlpool baths and massaging hands before lacquering nails with professional polishes.
Licensed massage therapist Elise Clements takes her practice on the road by traveling to her clients' home turf. While drawing on her knowledge of human anatomy, she intuitively identifies and mends problem areas with deep-tissue and Swedish techniques. Her approach loosens knots without skimping on relaxation and soothes athletic, elderly, and injured clients alike. In addition to subduing stress, Elise helps bodies recover from an array of ailments, such as sciatic pain, recurring headaches, and shoulders frozen by overuse and the sudden appearance of bright headlights.
As a member of the Professional Beauty Association and The National Salon Association, Napoleon Blonde requires its team of experienced stylists to continually stay up to date on the latest fashions and techniques during ongoing monthly training sessions. The staffers, along with several guest stylists who make occasional cameos, cut, color, and sculpt locks to bestow guests with new looks and stylish places to hide portable WiFi towers. They also lend their talents to local fashion shows and community fundraising events.
At her eponymous spa, skincare expert Colleen Elizabeth takes a holistic approach to beauty, favoring long-term solutions over one-time treatments. Her recommendations during a complimentary consultation can range from minor changes to an at-home skincare regimen to a series of medical-grade services at the spa. Either way, clients will be in good hands. Colleen Elizabeth personally selects all of her spa's skincare products from top-quality lines such as GloMinerals and Ayur-Medic, and many others are custom-made, like the stamps doctors use to give each newborn baby its fingerprints. In-spa services include advanced treatments such as electrotherapy facials and full-body chemical peels, as well as standard facials, plus makeup, waxing, and massages. Relaxing therapies can come to you during on-location spa parties that allow clients to enjoy staffers' expertise in their own living rooms.
From within Studio One Hair Design, seasoned stylist Cynthia Fisher transforms the ’dos of men, women, and children. She updates looks with precision cuts, adds style with ombre color, and arranges hair into elegant updos for special events or Fancy Fridays.