At Bronze Body Tanning Salon, specialists meet with each new visitor to perform a skin-type analysis, helping to craft tanning schedules and choose the equipment that will render the best sun-kissed glow. When UV tanning beds suit visitor preference, built-in satellite radios blast soothing tunes as high-watt neck and facial lamps aim to charge up the body's solar-powered pigment factories. Alternatively, the skin beautifiers can guide clients into vertical spray-tan booths for sunless bronzing. The staff also ensures that each bed meets FDA requirements and is rated for maximum exposure time.
While growing up in Ecuador, Jacqueline Cicala acquired an eye for fashion and beauty after participating in pageants and primping her loved ones. Upon relocating to the US, she earned a cosmetology degree and honed her skills in New York salons. She also studied theatrical makeup at Last Looks Makeup Academy and aesthetics and hair design at Artistic Academy. When she wasn't taking classes, she shadowed bridal and runway experts, participated in Fashion Week, and attended major trade shows.
After amassing more than a decade of experience, Jacqueline founded a boutique salon known as Blowout, where her team of seasoned stylists transforms customers with environmentally friendly beauty products such as Davines and Rahua. While they sculpt new hairdos with cuts, coloring, and extensions, customers can peruse the staff’s past work, which hangs proudly on the walls.
Jacqueline also started Looks, a Jefferson township hair and makeup service for weddings, private parties, television, and rodeo-clown tryouts. While she embellishes brides, she works with other stylists and uses only hypoallergenic products from brands such as MAC, Lancôme, and Trucco.
Complimentary plush towels and protective eyewear are just a few of the pluses at California Tanning Salon. Only stocking beds less than three years old and changing tanning bulbs at 75% of their projected life are a few of the others. This attention to details is all in the service of their customers and quality tans. As all three of their salons boast at least 10 beds, they also treat customers to the convenience of never needing an appointment. Catering to those preferring sunless tans, they offer the Mystic Tan automated spray booth at the Ledgewood location. Furthermore, customers can partake in a Midas Touch with customized airbrush bronzing at the Clifton location.
Hollywood Tans, one of the nation’s largest chains of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable types of stand-up UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment. Five 11-minute bouts ($40) inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth are enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray-tan booth ($30) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that lasts 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas.
The licensed therapists at Lotus Spa coax stress out of frazzled life vessels through soothing customized massages in a tranquil, personalized environment. During the one-hour Lotus signature Swedish massage, a muscle manipulator coats the body in long, fluid strokes to melt away anxiety, untie stubborn knots, and transport guests onto a cloud shaped like a peace sign. The Swedish massage can improve concentration, boost circulation, and evict overstaying toxins from their body-abodes. The eager-to-please staff encourages clients to voice opinions on lighting, room temperature, Hemingway versus Fitzgerald, and massage pressure, and alters environment and technique accordingly.