Clients walking into La Bella Delle Rose Salon might sense a warm, personal aesthetic shaping the styling studio, even if they don't know that the dark-wood reception desk was hand-built by the owner's father. Sherbet-colored walls backdrop ice-cream-themed decorations, a popcorn machine commingles with the coffeemaker in the waiting area, and a manicure station recalls a fortune-teller's table with its scarlet damask draping. While basking in Pureology hair treatments or being prepped for weddings and other landmark occasions, guests sit beneath studio lighting, which helps them tell stylists apart from IRS agents.
Amazing Tans offers sunless tanning as well as a lineup of 17 UV tanning beds from brands such as Sun Angel and KBL to bronze bodies all year round. Each tanning bed keeps clients comfortable with features such as air conditioning, facial bulbs, and MP3/iPhone adapters that pump in personal playlists. Six levels of bed allow for varying intensities, and tanning lotions from labels including Luminary, Obsidian, and Sexy & Sweet further foster back-from-the-beach hues. Those who opt for a sunless spray tan step into a booth that harnesses the sun’s power in liquid form, without heating a glass of water to a bazillion degrees, and gently coats the skin in the sunless solution with automated airbrushes to produce a natural-looking tan for 7-10 days.
When it comes to adding pizzazz to hair, the stylists at Purple Zebra Salon have plenty of options in their repertoire. They can add volume with updos, give locks wavy makeovers with perms, or brighten strands with highlights, color, or feather hair extensions from Featherlocks. The team's skills aren't limited to the hair on your head—lashes and brows, for instance, can be rejuvenated with subtly applied extensions and permanent makeup. Each beautifying session takes place inside the salon's cozy yellow-and-purple interior, where, sure enough, there's a white image of a zebra on the purple back wall.
Kahuna Tanz Amarillo's spray-tan technician relies on expertise gleaned from the National Tanning Training Institute to help clients achieve a flawless golden façade. Each session begins with tanners disrobing to their level of comfort. The salon supplies a range of disposable undergarments that clients can don during treatments. Technicians then custom apply the bronzing mist to skin in 25-minute sessions, with an optional rapid-drying treatment that allows clients to hit the pool or return to work as a kraken trainer up to four hours earlier than with regular solution. Tans evolve throughout the next few hours, offering up to seven days of tan coverage sans streaks and orange hues. Kahuna Tanz Amarillo can also infuse tanning solutions with pineapple-scented, slimming, or anti-aging drops, as well as shimmer drops to prepare for the day when all communication will be performed by heliograph.
Since graduating from the ACE School of Massage Therapy, licensed massage therapist Adriene Marcos has focused her sights on eliminating muscle aches and helping clients achieve deeper levels of relaxation. At her independent practice, Adriene cultivates blood circulation with long, flowing Swedish strokes, and accesses deeply rooted hurts with trigger-point deactivation techniques. After tight sinews soften beneath the polished heat of a hot-stone massage, clients can request deep-tissue kneading to remove tension from muscles or free a pet genie from the confines of its cramped bottle.
As a business-school graduate, licensed cosmetologist for more than 20 years, and former owner of her own salon in Tennessee, Kim Martin knows the passion needed to succeed in the beauty-boosting industry. The seasoned stylist shows off her knack for re-imagining manes at Beyond Hair Salon & Spa, where she specializes in color treatments, highlights, and feather extensions, using the latest products and techniques cultivated from her annual visits to national trade shows. Kim works in Beyond Hair’s Tuscan-style interior alongside aesthetician Teresa, fellow hairstylist Isela, and tanning expert, The Sun.