Salon owner Karen Speaks and her team of stylists at Images of Statesville do more than make women feel beautiful by cutting their hair—they also pay the hair and the positive feelings forward. The caring crew collects hair donations for a North Carolina–based company that makes wigs for cancer patients. In their everyday business, the staff members customize confidence-building dos and perform relaxing mani-pedis for locals, just as they have done for more than 20 years. The team works together in the salon's wood-floored salon amid plants, dark-hued styling stations, and light-turquoise accents, all of which create a vibe that's as warm and welcoming as a hug from the Human Torch's grandmother.
At more than 140 locations across the country, the staff at Hollywood Tans maintains an average of 15 booths so its customers need not wait or make appointments for their tanning sessions. Each HT-manufactured, proprietary booth is set up vertically for a more sanitary experience, during which high-performance bulbs bronze bodies in less time than standard models. In addition to UV tanning, Mystic Tan vestibules send out mists of bronzers and moisturizers in one of four settings.
Tan Time’s friendly team boosts complexions and relaxes muscles through a host of luxurious services. Custom spray tans leave skin glowing without exposing it to prickly UVA rays or beach-towel-stealing jellyfish. Choose your intended shade and watch with wide eyes as over the course of two sessions, your bleached-spaghetti limbs assume the appearance of a darker, healthier-looking, whole-wheat variety. Those seeking relaxation below the skin can opt for a 60-minute deep-tissue massage designed to release muscular fibers from the cast-iron chains that ground them to workaday worries. Kristina Edmondson, Tan Time’s licensed massage therapist, will use deep, slow strokes to dismantle stress clusters concentrated around your neck, back, and shoulders like an ocean wave eroding pirate teeth from its wind-swept shores.
At Lakeside Tan, it only takes nine minutes to gild skin in delicately darker tones. Not content with simply offering fast results, the tanning salon also offers three separate paths toward beach-fresh color, tempting clients with standup and traditional tanning beds as well as UV-free airbrush treatments. On the salon side, beauty products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty help maintain new looks long after appointments end.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Level 4 Sunbed Tanning
Brands Used: VersaSpa, Australian Gold, Designer Skin, Supre Tan, Devoted Creations, Pro Tan
Pro Tip: Eye protection is required to tan, and we sell a variety of eyewear
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We aren't corporate and we provide personalized customer service. The salon is beach themed to make clients feel peaceful and relaxed.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Yes, they are all state-certified in tanning operation and VersaSpa booth operation.
Millionaire Matchmaker and Sprint might have more in common than you'd think. Both of them have used the Infinity Sun airbrush tanning system on TV, one on a reality show and one in an advertisement. With these TV spots, along with mentions on the Style network and a celebrity clientele, it is clear that the system is one of the best around. That's why Haute Tan uses it to bronze limbs. The system, designed by a Hollywood makeup artist, sun-kisses bodies with a serum devoid of harsh chemicals and full of all-natural ingredients, including antioxidants, pure botanicals, and bronze dyes filtered from captured sunrays.