Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 250 locations across 21 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to sunbeds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the sunless, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.
Karma Sun Spa’s certified aesthetician Kate Franklin seeks to enrich and simplify lives through a suite of soothing spa experiences. Gift the cheeks with the one-hour classic facial. Meanwhile, customers prepping for shorefront lounging or tightening alibis of wintering in Brazil can submit skin to two custom full-body airbrush tans, which coat bodies in a lasting bronze sans the interference of rays. Get ready for swimsuit season or jump-suit fittings with a Brazilian wax that leaves skin smooth. Karma Sun Spa uses premium-grade products such as organic soy wax, Keyano Aromatics, and H2T skincare.
Spanning four locations, Club Fitness caters to health-seekers with its expansive cardio rooms, personal-training sessions, and group fitness classes. Most studios boast an impressive array of amenities, such as a private, women-only area, shake and supplement bar, babysitting, tanning beds, and weights that lift themselves and then high-five you. Guests can work out on the sprawling cardio decks, or get sweaty in group fitness classes that include Insanity, Bodypump, and Step.
A visit to Beach House Tanning Club is about far more than getting a tan. Though attaining sun-kissed skin?courtesy of UV tanning or spray booths?is a major perk, the staff also wants guests to treat their visits like mini vacations from the real world. Beach House Tanning Club makes that easy, with its Smart Tan?certified staff and high-performance, clean equipment. All guests have to do is relax...and leave with a glow.
Within her Enfield studio, nail technician Kateryna Derkach polishes finger- and toenails to an eye-catching sheen. She also adorns fingertips with nail art, from seashell patterns to sequences of binary that make for a pretty sweet Stratego program. When not tending to clients, Kateryna serves as a Young Nails mentor.
Stress doesn’t belong within Calm Moments Spa’s walls. Here, aestheticians, technicians, and therapists bring clients to states of relaxation with a variety of soothing treatments. The massage therapists incorporate flowing Swedish strokes or focused, deep-tissue pressure as they knead away at knotted muscles, even using aromatherapy oils or hot stones to accentuate the therapeutic benefits and put minds at ease. To take years off the skin’s appearance, the aestheticians perform age-defying facials that utilize acid peels and oxygen masks. For a more drastic and technological approach, they also employ microdermabrasion wands and high-frequency radio waves to quell blemishes such as wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars.