Jason and Jenni Blackburn of Belle Fiole Tanning take the guesswork?and much of the risk?out of UV tanning. First, they perform a skin analysis to assess the skin's sensitivity to UV rays. With that info in mind, they tailor sessions in their advanced tanning beds to individual needs. These sessions are designed to allow pigments time to develop naturally, increasing skin's resistance to UV light. This step helps reduce the incidence of burning and skin damage?both common issues for people who tan on their own.
Massage therapist and cosmetologist Carrie Armes owns the aptly named Carried Away Salon & Spa, and she oversees a friendly team of beauty and relaxation experts who provide custom services for their clients. From haircuts and color treatments that best suit the client's complexion, to facials that target oily, dry, or mossy skin, each pampering session is unique.
Spanning more than 150 locations and six states, L.A. Tan's beautifying services polish pallid epidermises into shining, bronzed statues and brighten smiles with whitening treatments. A Level 1, 2, or 3 booth tan glows warmly with UVB rays, stimulating the body's production of vitamin D and burnishing epidermises to a brilliant sheen. UV-free spray tans, such as Mystic Tan or Versa Spa sessions, quickly glaze outer skin shells into glistening hues without exposing hides to the sun's harmful rays or pitiful knock-knock jokes.
Like the demon barber of Fleet Street from whence it gets its name, Sweeney Todd Salon takes a dramatic approach to the styling arts. The salon, which pays homage to its namesake with a blood-red wall plastered with framed Broadway programs, is the brainchild of Robert Dixon, a master hair designer with more than 30 years of industry experience. A graduate of the Franklin School of Cosmetology, Robert leads a team of stylists in sculpting manes with products by Scruples, Paul Mitchell, Deva Curl, and Aquage. Meanwhile, an on-staff skin specialist purifies pores and boosts outer radiance with facials, waxing, and makeup services. In front of the salon, floor-to-ceiling windows mingle their light with that of stainless steel pendant lamps, which illuminate a cozy waiting area stocked with magazines, black couches, and blank farewell cards to soon-departed tresses.
The staff at The 212 Salon work to re-energize and refresh guests with hot stone massages, nail services, and an infrared sauna. Stylists use highlighting and perming techniques to transform the color and texture of tresses while aestheticians smooth complexions with three types of facials. Nails can also be altered into a better version of themselves after technicians file and buff the digits before coating with a chip-resistant shellac polish or adding length with tips. Along with hosting ladies nights and birthday parties, the salon pampers clients with makeup tips using hypoallergenic Tigi Cosmetics as well as keeping their retail area stocked with hair care from Aquage, Joico, and Kenra.
Behind the unassuming pink walls of Flamingo Tan's lobby is nothing less than the bottled power of the sun, in the form of the salon’s four different levels of tanning beds. The machines bronze bodies at different intensities, from the standard, long 3,000-watt bulbs of the Level 1 seashell bed to the concert-worthy light show of the 19,000-watt Level 4 Open Sun 1050. In addition to standard tanning, the studio heats up bodies with infrared body wraps and mimics the sun's touch with VersaSpa sunless spray tans, which produce bronzed skin more effectively than convincing a third-place athlete to clobber you with his medal.