Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the trained tanning specialist over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
Dr. Rodney McDaniel, Yorktown Dental Care's chief tooth tender, has been fending off dental difficulties with comprehensive examinations and advanced treatments for more than three decades. Aided by his associate, Dr. Irina Novak, Dr. McDaniel surveys mouthscapes for cavities, gum disease, or picture-worthy landmarks to capture with intra-oral cameras and digital x-rays. Custom teeth-whitening kits restore shine to smiles, and meticulous hygienists keep mouth diamonds gleaming with regular cleanings and custom-designed preventative maintenance plans. While tooth tenders dote over smiles, patients relax with headphones, pillows, and heated wraps, and enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks in the waiting room. To straighten up unruly food grinders, Dr. McDaniel also continually educates himself on orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign, which steadily and stealthily shifts teeth until they're straighter than an arrow under a steamroller.
SmileLabs of Virginia's teeth-whitening experts empower visitors to go toe-to-toe against enamel discoloration with an arsenal of peroxide-based whitening gels, which have little to no effect on tooth sensitivity. During SmileLabs' signature, in-office treatments, patrons sit comfortably in a specially designed chair before wielding an easy-to-use brush applicator to coat their own gumstones in whitening gel. An LED lamp attached to the chair then shines cold blue light at food-destroyers to accelerate the gel's tooth-blanching ingredients. After the half-hour session, clients prepare to flash grins bright enough to temporarily blind an angry, rapidly approaching linebacker.
At Soulful Journey, a licensed massage therapist focuses on relaxation and holistic well-being, tailoring treatments to accommodate each patient's specific needs. Clients unwind with therapeutic massages and Reiki treatments, unwinding knotted muscles with Swedish techniques, and relieving neck- and backaches with hot-stone massages.
Second-generation dentist R.W. Howell's father was a Navy and private-practice dentist for more than 60 years, inspiring his son to pursue a career in dentistry himself. Now, at the helm of his own practice, Dr. Howell sees patients in need of basic checkups, root canals, and dentures. He also devotes time to cosmetic-dentistry services, such as covering unsightly teeth with custom-made veneers, applying gel to whiten teeth, and applying a special gel to make teeth glow in the dark.
At Sun Resorts Tanning Salon, there are several routes to bronze skin. Staffers help clients achieve the perfect color with UV tanning beds, calibrated to five different levels of intensity. Master-certified airbrush-tanning technicians take light out of the equation altogether, darkening skin evenly with a hand-applied solution. And at the Red Mill location, the staff members use light to do more than tan skin. They provide clients with radiant smiles by employing LED lights to brighten teeth.