Experienced staff at Quick Tone Fitness & Tanning Center takes over solar duties with a variety of services to bronze skin. During spray-tanning sessions, specialists cloak physiques in even coats of paraben- and perfume-free Sun FX potions brewed from purified water and natural ingredients. Sun FX tanning solutions react with the amino acids in skin to leave a tan with the even gold hue of King Midas' stress ball. In traditional UV-tanning sessions, guests may swaddle complexions within Level 3 beds or high-intensity Level 6 beds with 360 degrees of glowing rays. Patrons gain evening access to Quick Tone Fitness & Tanning Center, which requires only a personal security code that doubles as a Morse-code theme song.
The licensed aestheticians at FaceLuXe clear skin of blemishes and unwanted hair with a full spectrum of facials and waxing services. Consultations precede each treatment, during which skin specialists select products that match clients’ specific skin types. They then use these products in signature facials designed to address issues associated with aging, such as fine lines and blemishes from trying to blow out too many birthday candles at once. FaceLuXe offers relaxation packages such as the Revive treatment, which includes a massage, facial, and eye and lip treatments.
Since its founding in 2007, Urban Tan has catered to customers of all skin types and tanning goals with traditional UV tanning or sunless spray-tanning services. Four levels of stand-up and lie-down tanning beds bathe customers in a comfortable glow, tinting skin to a healthy bronze or destroying film negatives. Three types of sunless spray tanning offer custom hues without UV rays: Mystic HD and VersaSpa automated spray-tanning booths mist customers with one of four moisturizing tanners, and Evolv sidekick technology allows aestheticians to airbrush bodies by hand with one of four levels of tanner. Customers can enhance and preserve tans with a range of products available for purchase, including Swedish Beauty's green Eco Chic tanning line and Miami Ink's tattoo-protecting lotions.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
At Bronze Tan, airbrush artists mist clients in all-natural, quick-drying tanning solutions. Those solutions are rich in micronutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, leaving skin golden and nourished. Tans can also be had using one of the high-tech UV-tanning beds that bronze hides in 12- or 15-minute sessions.
Preston Salon Spa's namesake founder Steven Preston and his congenial staff of stylists cure drab tresses with comprehensive salon and spa services. During packages, clients kick back for up to two hours, collaborating with beautifiers to mold new 'dos according to personal tastes. Coifs ranging from trendy to traditional materialize as staffers curtail overflowing tendrils and cure styles with a blow dryer. Aveda treatments launch a multipronged attack on noggin maladies, detoxifying scalps and nourishing thirsty strands to produce hair softer and healthier than a nutritionist's grocery list embroidered on silk. Then, professionals uproot fuzzy outliers from lips and brows or subtly highlight natural beauty with a dusting of makeup.