Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
The technicians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with LipoLaser treatments. Instead of face-lifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath with MicroCurrent treatments. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
With the canny eyes and encouragement of Excursions' friendly fashionistas, shoppers can stock wardrobes with timeless basics or flaunt trendy frocks, tops, and jewels. An inventory of A-list designers ably stitches hip, figure-flattering styles for glamorous dames, unlike U-list designers, who glue together outfits for Muppet understudies. Overhaul ordinary T-shirts and jeans with ultra-soft Splendid tops ($40–$88), contour-hugging Michael Stars shirts ($34–$68), and Citizens of Humanity or 7 For All Mankind jeans ($140–$200). Shopkeeps steer browsers to items, from BCBG dresses ($138–$298) for summer-friendly staples to Trina Turk dresses ($198–$298) for special occasions such as ribbon-cutting ceremonies for lemonade stands. Making great gifts, eclectic accessories include a quirky Nic & Zoe owl necklace ($35) and a boho-chic XCVI scarf ($36).
The Dream Body's wraps envelop clients in a warm embrace of Dead Sea salt, algae, jojoba oil, and minerals from the Mojave Desert. The wraps help clients lose inches, shrinking fat cells and eliminating toxins in the body. They also come in scents such as lavender, rose, or coconut.