To make Glowing Gold Tanning Spa more than just a basic tanning salon, its team of therapists and aestheticians employs an extensive collection of high-powered tanning beds and specialized spa services. Housing three levels of tanning beds and a VersaSpa automated system, the spa offers clients a selection of standup beds, reclined beds, and UV-free spray-tan systems. While some people, such as beach-goers or those playing the pie crust in this year’s pageant, may be content with just a tan, others can enjoy Glowing Gold's other offerings, such as teeth whitening, massage, waxing, and facials.
Above tasseled curtains shielding private treatment areas, two whimsically lettered signs read “Dream” and “Laugh.” The words might serve as a fitting motto for Comfort Beauty Spa, a haven that warmly welcomes guests for aesthetic services. Beauty professionals perform cleansing and anti-aging facials while clients relax atop soft treatment beds, daydreaming about a world where car horns sound like Enya. The staff also shapes and polishes nails during manicures and pedicures, and uses warm wax to shape brows and smooth faces.
"Purple is our theme color," says manager Karen Mesa, of the hue covering Chicka's Salon's accent wall. "It's on our website, our business card; even our salon chairs are purple. We like purple." In line with their devotion to this regal color, stylists strive to give their customers the royal treatment: each shampoo also includes a relaxing head massage, and customers sip complimentary tea or coffee during haircuts. And, though the salon caters to its titular chicas by offering mani-pedis and waxing sessions, men and children can get beautified here, too. "Girls bring their husbands in," says Karen. "[It's very] family-friendly."
Like an Easter egg, Elements Salon Studio’s walls are painted in pastel green, pink, and yellow hues––a stark complement to the grayscale artwork of studio owner and stylist Juan Carlos Navas. Flanked by his own ceramic pieces and photography, Juan transforms tresses with face-framing cuts and high-end Aveda coloring products. While sipping on a glass of wine or gourmet coffee, clients may also solicit the salon’s waxing services or request a specialty manicure with long-lasting Gelish polish.
Clients of Hanna's Beauty Studio & Spa watch their beauty transformations take place in full-length mirrors as experienced stylists cut off split ends and add vibrant color to hair. Nail technicians trim and shape nails before topping them with gel polish or Shellac that remain chip free for up to two weeks.
Whether they're administering facials infused with Vitamin C or performing reiki therapy, the staff at Pretty Woman Spa proves equally adept at pampering clients. They do more than just beautify skin—they oversee beauty treatments in a quiet, peaceful setting that helps guests relax. Along with soothing facial treatments, the staff also provides therapeutic massages, including ones enhanced by bamboo, warm river stones, or warm river trout.
The skilled, professional staff at Xexi Hair & Spa performs a full roster of salon and spa services to help skin, hair, and body achieve their most beautiful states. During regular facials, an aesthetician wields standard skincare products to cleanse façades. Alternatively, silver facials upgrade to products infused with the treatment's eponymous element, and gold facials harness gold-laced products to further bathe epidermises like a bar of soap touched by King Midas. Each hydrating process thoroughly exfoliates skin, doing away with dirt, grime, and dead cells that don't know they're ghosts. Xexi Hair & Spa's chic interior greets guests with sleek silver-and-black salon stations accented by bright-red, blue, and purple walls, enveloping patrons in a vibrant sense of elegance, like a tie-dyed suit.