The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
Hair Everywhere Beauty Salon's staff have been beautifying clients for nearly a quarter of a century. Their looks are fresh, though, regardless of their longstanding reputation; they offer stylish haircuts with vibrant colors, facials that add looks of youth, Glass Glaze fiberglass nails, and spray tans. Their spa manicures and pedicures prompt clients to kick back and relax; they include almond moisture scrubs, foot soaks, and illuminating masks.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the hydro-derma fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Aesthetician Shannon Byrd believes touch is one of the most effective healing tools. That's why she takes her expertise beyond traditional skincare, offering specialization in oncology aesthetics––beautification services for those enduring chemo and radiation. In the comfort of Barbelo Skin Care & Wellness, Shannon applies her expertise during restorative facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and full-body airbrush sessions with paraben-free South Seas solution. Spa clients may also define eyebrow arches with facial waxing or augment lobes with piercing for one, two, or three ears.
Airbrush units sibilantly hiss and UV lights hum gently. Patrons, including several former pageant winners, wander among a range of beds, which dispatch bronzing beams to standing or horizontal guests. The electrically hued units have names like ETS Velocity and Sportarredo Extasy, all of them resembling something from a science-fiction film or a supercomputer?s yearbook. Xotic provides protective eyewear, and a range of beds in different levels allows patrons to customize their coloration. Specialists consult in private rooms, helping select the correct shade of spray-tan solution, which dries instantly and is almost completely odorless.
Esthetician Crystal Harrison believes that healthy skin is beautiful skin. At Zanna Grace Skincare, she develops completely custom treatment plans using Skin Script Rx and Circadia Skin Care products and teaches clients how to care for their complexions for years to come. Besides facials and peels, her service menu includes permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, and waxing. And, to help contour physiques, in addition to herbal contouring gels and botanical products, she envelops clients in detoxifying body wraps that use infrared heat to detoxify the skin and increase tone and elasticity.