Against vivid, sky-blue walls that evoke memories of beachside relaxation, certified masters and ambassadors of Smart Tanning stand ready to bronze pale human skin with top-of-the-line equipment. The facility caters to customers' individual needs with warmed Mystic HD booths and the latest UV equipment, including Soltron's high-pressure Shark bed, complete with cozy mattress, or Ergoline's Sundash, a standup booth that allows patrons to tan while practicing marching-band routines.
Dash and Dazzle Tanning's staff escorts patrons into the MagicTan MT3000 spray-tanning system, which coats physiques in a gaze-grabbing copper sheen. Clients can assume a chosen power stance as 36 stationary spray heads blanket skin in a mist of sunless-tanning solution and aloe-based bronzer. The process takes less than a minute to outfit bodies in a tawnier suit, and like a kleptomaniac photocopier, the resulting tan acquires tone throughout the day. Alternatively, customers can settle into Dash and Dazzle's red-light-therapy bed during one month of unlimited sessions. Infrared wavelengths spelunk deep into dermal tissue to prompt collagen production, reducing fine lines and acne damage while stimulating circulation. For best results, guests are encouraged to bask in the bed's crimson glow three–four days a week for four–six weeks.
The staff at Natural Glo wants to provide a bronzed look without the harsh effects of UV rays. So tanning techs coat skin in a natural organic solution made with antioxidants and pure botanicals. They can also add a hydration treatment made with emollients, or an anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates skin with exotic plant extracts.
Dedicated to the art of bodily bronzing, Maui Tanning’s affable staff helps patrons attain a healthy glow via treatments of UV and UV-free tanning. Staffers usher pallid guests into a fleet of well-maintained beds and booths that envelop bodies in UV rays, or bring them before a steady-handed technician who employs a compressor and airbrush to paint epidermises in an even golden patina of ultraviolet-less mist. Though the shop specializes is in tanning, guest wellness is also a priority, with sweat- and detoxification-inducing infrared-sauna sessions as well as LED-light-therapy sessions, whose effulgent beams help erase signs of aging such as wrinkles and the impulse to discuss home refinancing. To further bolster their warm and bright atmosphere, Maui Tanning’s interiors evoke a resort getaway with island furnishings, murals, and tropical plants.
The stylists at Knick Salon and Spa cultivate an urban oasis where organic and vegan products, eco-sensitive cleaning agents, and methodical recycling practices reign. Inspired by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, the stylists refuse to cosset clients with anything except safe and nutritious concoctions by companies such as Phyto, Eufora, and Intelligent Nutrients. In their chandelier-lit workspace, they blend their mastery of cutting and coloring techniques with continuing education to expand their minds and give their hair more room to grow. That commitment to nature-inspired quality extends to the spa side as well, where mani-pedis powered by essential oils, paraffin-free masks, and organic sugar scrubs bring life back to tired hands and feet. In the private massage room, therapists ply muscles with soothing bodywork made all the more relaxing by infusions of jasmine and frankincense or the warm touch of hot stones. Tired muscles also meet their match in the spa's Alpha Capsule—a dry-heat sauna that promises each client heated vibration massage, aromatherapy, and a relaxing bowl of alphabet soup.
Splendide's warm, welcoming atmosphere helps you feel comfortable as an experienced aesthetician attends to and your depilatory needs. The Brazilian wax ($50 value) readies nether regions for a summer of going to the beach or attending art museums wearing a swimsuit, and the brow wax ($18 value) fulfills desires to emulate the clear, open spaces of the southwestern deserts or to wear eyebrows in the shape of finely maintained ski-jumps. Though it may cause discomfort, hairlessness from waxing lasts longer than shaving.
Salon Brookfield turns on Vitamin D faucets with 12 tanning beds, including three high-pressure Ultra Bronze beds that produce less than 1% UVB. During the sessions, customers choose to recline in comfort for 24 minutes on a lay-down tanning bed or step into a standup bed for a 9-minute tan that re-creates the experience of being surrounded by a mob of fluorescent bulbs. High-pressure beds use specialized lamps to reduce UVB, creating a long-lasting and deep tan without the risk of burning, drying, premature aging, or morphing into a cartoon sun with sunglasses. Salon Brookfield is open six days a week for maximum bronze potential, with a knowledgeable staff on hand to answer any questions regarding tanning, booths, or products.