Most clients don't walk into a tanning salon expecting to find granite tile, massage chairs, and hotel-like amenities, but at J2 Tanning, that's exactly what they'll get. Spacious, private treatment rooms host three different levels of tanning beds and come stocked with mirrors, clothing hooks, and a supply of washcloths and spray deodorant. Certified spray-tan technicians can custom apply a golden glow in eight-minute sessions, allowing clients to adopt a golden hue before hitting the beach or sneaking into King Midas’s petting zoo, and teeth-whitening treatments create a comely contrast between smiles and their newly shaded skin.
Shelves line the salon's cinnamon-colored walls, each bearing a bounty of Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty tanning lotions enhanced with tinting, bronzing, and moisturizing agents. J2 Tanning also offers a line of custom swimwear and goggles, allowing guests to craft a whole new summer style, perfect for showing off at the pool or very casual wedding receptions.
Voted the best tanning salon in the Lansing area by readers of Lansing City Pulse in 2011 and 2012, Tanzmania Tanning bestows glows in a variety of ways. Level I tanning bed sessions blend UVA and UVB light to build base color while Level II enlist elevated levels of UVA as well as increased power to deliver a bronzer look. High pressure tanning beds amp up 15,000 watts per side, whereas spray tans that offer clients a UV-free tanning alternative.
Body beautification can take many forms, and at Ultra Tan, tanning is just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to bronzing skin with spray tans and a UV capsule called The Cyberdome, the friendly staff provide massage and aesthetic services that help customers feel and look good from head to toe. Men and women can stop by for a haircut or a manicure or schedule a body-slimming massage after swallowing a birthday cake python-style. Aestheticians also embellish faces with cosmetics, sharing their makeup tricks with others during lessons.
Inside Salon Soteria, dedicated stylists spoil hair with products from Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Redken while crafting new styles and amplifying beauty. The collection of services extends to include mani-pedis, makeup artistry, waxing, and ear piercing. Staff members can perform full makeovers on individuals and tend to the beauty needs of entire bridal parties or Civil War reenactors readying for battle.
With a combined 25 years of experience, the Smart Tan–trained staff of Sun Studio simplifies the shade-deepening process for customers by eliminating appointments, contracts, and long-term commitments. Staff members direct sun-seekers to a suitable UV-tanning bed: 15- and 20-minute regular beds build a base tan on birthday suits with UVB-rich rays, and VHR beds equip bodies with long-lasting glow utilizing a higher percentage of UVA rays delivered in 9- or 12-minute increments. Private, automated sunless-tanning booths coat epidermises for tans that deepen four to six hours after sessions, last five to seven days, and fool 9 out of 10 swim school admissions counselors. The studio also improves appearances with restorative red-light therapy, which aims to fade fine lines, stretch marks, age spots, and acne with infrared light.
Most of the stylists at Cutters Point East have at least a decade of experience, with several serving more than 20 years in the business. They draw on their years of knowledge to craft classic and modern hairstyles fit any age or gender. Many of the hairstylists serve double duty as aestheticians and manicurists. They wax off unwanted facial and body hair, perform cleansing facials, and coat nails in pretty colors. Manicures can finish with a coat of Shellac polish, available in 12 different colors that dry quickly and prevent chips for up to 14 days or, if fingers are cryogenically frozen, forever.