Brandy Harrison and the rest of the crew at City Salon and Spa divvy up pampering services for head-to toe TLC. Brandy wields a bowl of all-natural and organic sugaring mix in the pursuit of swiftly evicting unwanted hairs on legs, faces, and eyeballs, while other beauty pros slather vitamin C masks across faces.
Trained by the lead body-makeup artist of Victoria’s Secret, the tan techs at Tanning Couture use precise airbrush guns instead of the more popular foggers to bronze bodies to desired hues and accentuate individual features. Applying their airbrush solution, which lasts up to 10 days, is a healthy alternative to sunning under UV rays or eating way, way too many carrots. Those looking to get their body beach-ready can stop in at their shop or arrange a mobile service. Tanning Couture also hosts shindigs for bridal parties and birthday celebrants, during which friends can enjoy drinks and individually imbue their skin with a glamorous glow.
At the Tanning Spa, staff members harness King Midas’s gilded touch with custom airbrushing, Mystic spray tans, and a slew of UV beds. Sessions take place in private treatment rooms, fully stocked with chilled or heated aromatherapy towels, bathrobes, and Bose speakers for blasting favorite tunes or bingo calls. The spa’s automated Mystic booth spritzes bodies with a skin-dimming blend of aloe vera, DHA, and optional bronzer, or custom hues come courtesy of trained airbrush techs and Infinity Sun formula. For UV veneers, a diverse collection of tanning beds, including the Magic 636, swaddles upright or prone clients in bulbs culled from the sun's tulip fields.
City Salon & Spa enhances beauty with a full range of more than 20 academy-trained stylists, massage technicians, and aestheticians. With the blow-dry and style (a $45 value), the stalwart stylistas wield their arsenal of hair-harnessing tools to artfully arrange clients’ coifs. Weary digits will enjoy a renewal hand treatment, which polishes away dead cells and tickle-prone barnacles, and smothers skin in a warm, antioxidant-rich repairing mask (a $15 value). A massage with warm oil ousts any remaining tension from all thumb-nook and wrist-valley colonies.
At Porcelain Hair Studio, the waves of the ocean crash in the distance as aestheticians discuss beauty goals with clients in an intimate boutique setting. Stylists load their beauty belts with Morroccanoil, Unite, and U-Lux haircare products before refreshing ‘dos with precision cuts and hair-coloring techniques. Clients can sip on complimentary wine, sangria, and champagne during blowout happy hours held every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., during which waxing sessions remove unwanted strands along the face and body.