Sun Your Buns' mobile airbrush tanning gives clients a full-body sunkissed glow in their own home. Airbrush applications take place in a transportable tanning tent to help avoid any unwanted bronzed coffee tables. The skilled tan technicians apply a full-body mist of a tanning solution containing DHA, which works with the skin’s own keratin to darken it naturally. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes, and results can last up to 10 days. The process eliminates the need for harmful UV rays, letting customers enjoy a golden gleam without the risk of wrinkles and sun damage.
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.
The staff at Electric Sun Tanning Salon facilitates hue transformations with a full range of UV-tanning beds and sunless spray services accented by tropical murals and décor. During Level 1 or 2 Mystic Tans, nozzles swivel and coat bodies evenly from head to toe in a dermis-darkening formula. Mystic sessions help avoid UV rays and the sun’s vengeful glares when you ask the moon out for coffee.
Owner Lauren Moulton has more than 30 years salon experience, which she uses to guide and motivate Salon J-Elle?s team of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists. Even with all the responsibility of salon ownership, Lauren considers herself a stylist first and often can be found on the floor cutting hair or assisting other staff members. In addition to haircuts and color, the salon also offers nourishing Moroccanoil treatments and Brazilian Blowout Zero keratin hair-smoothing treatments within bright-blue and turquoise walls.
Bare Spa pampers patrons with a broad array of relaxing and beautifying treatments. Melt stress out of achy muscles with the 30-minute spot massage, during which an experienced therapist's nimble fingers dance across carcasses to leave muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet. Aestheticians rejuvenate tired faces with the 30-minute spot facial, which focuses on the essential elements of visage renewal. The treatment cleanses faces of dirt and grime before a gentle exfoliation lifts away dead skin cells to reveal the resplendently young skin beneath. Extractions help purify pores, and a mask and moisturizer tone dermal surfaces. Eye gel reframes peepers, eliminating bags and circles, and sun protection shields delicate skin from harsh solar rays and the radioactive radiance of Europe’s mutant sun kings.
Dr. Stephen E. Metzinger, a board-certified plastic surgeon, oversees the talented team at Dolce Bellissimo. Under his direction, aestheticians beautify clients from head to toe with services such as facials, chemical peels, and eyebrow tintings. Massage therapists, meanwhile, use deep-tissue techniques to help their clients manage pain and stress. Dolce Bellissimo also encompasses a retail shop, which sells advanced skincare products.