Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.
Even for people who originally loved their body art, tattoos can lose their luster; after a few years, treasured ink can turn into an unwanted reminder of the past. Grand Haven Laser solves the problem by fading unwanted tattoos with quick laser pulses. Those pulses beam into the skin, breaking down inks so the body can naturally flush them away. Clients can opt for just enough appointments to fade a tattoo so that it can be covered up by more ink, or they can go for full removal.
Full-body wellness stems from even the briefest moments of stress relief, according to Eric Billsen, the massage therapist who owns Ledge's Therapeutic Massage. Inside a cozy studio, he makes every moment count with attentive strokes and customized compression. During his signature deep-tissue massages, he applies medium-to-heavy pressure to ease pain and stiffness in the muscles' innermost layers. Ideal for fatigued athletes and clients recovering from injuries, this service can boost flexibility and mobility. Eric also performs Swedish massages to oust troublemakers such as stress, lactic acid, and internalized Little Rascals plots. Chair massages release tension from the back and neck, helping desk-dwellers type without soreness or spasms.
After gaining experience at several advanced training academies and prestigious salons, Donaylle Nicole channeled her ample styling skills into her own salon. At Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio, she leads a team that includes experienced stylists, aestheticians, and a facial specialist from the Bengston Institute. They employ Redken, Pureology, and ammonia-free hair products in their beautifying regimens. As the stylists perform precision haircuts and coloring services, aestheticians pamper other clients from head to toe with body wraps, pedicures, and professional makeup services with Mirabella products or colorful lacquers. To help spice up birthday and bachelorette parties, they also offer custom spa parties that can include massages, facials, and waxes.
The studio itself reflects the staff?s passion for aesthetic beauty. Exposed off-white brick walls attempt to hide behind diamond-shaped mirrors and flowing brown curtains. Rustic hardwood flooring evokes the deck of a pirate ship?only in the salon, the hair that falls onto it smells pleasant.
While Doctor of Chiropractic Mike Morea’s hands adjust spines, his healing touch extends beyond the back, relieving pain throughout the limbs and up into sinuses. To improve patients’ overall well-being, Dr. Morea combines chiropractic adjustments and massage, addressing current injuries or chronic pain. The official chiropractor of the Muskegon Lumberjacks, Dr. Morea knows how to tackle even chronic sports injuries with care and sensitivity.