There are two methods for donning bronze at Tantanic Tanning Salon: speedy airbrush sessions and tanning beds that come equipped with personal stereos. Clients can slip into a natural-looking burnt sienna thanks to the airbrush-tanning session, during which technicians apply an even coat of bronze without telltale streaks or a slowly oxidizing finish. The UV-free airbrush session bestows a tan that lasts up to one week. Regular tanning beds simulate the results of spending weeks at the beach or cutting lawns in a tankini during 15-minute sessions. Personal stereos and headphones hold cabin fever at bay as clients recline in the relaxing beds, cultivating healthy-looking tans the way a gardener strapped for time cultivates wax fruit.
Stylist Stevie Burtchell calls on the professional skills she gleaned in cosmetology school to not only beautify her clients, but also teach them to be informed beauty consumers. She specializes in cutting women’s, men’s, and kid’s hair and offers specialized treatments such as color chalk, highlights, and updos.
BoHo Skincare Boutique & Spa owner Pilar Anderson makes sure her dedication to earth-friendly practices is transparent at her comfortably luxurious spa. The licensed para-medical aesthetician, nationally certified massage therapist, and yoga practitioner wields a slew of eco-conscious products from lines such as Farmaesthetics and local company Farmhouse Fresh, the latter of which boasts many paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan products carefully packaged by the farm's amiable chickens. During soothing spa appointments, Anderson treats skin to vitamin-packed formulas that rejuvenate and hydrate while eschewing chemicals and harmful toxins.
Bella Salon's owner, Gayla Penick, leads a staff of master stylists and colorists who shape coifs and imbue locks with color using products such as Awapuhi, Inoa, and Pureology. The salon's wide range of services, including Great Lengths hair extensions, facial waxing, and a suite of mani-pedis, keep patrons looking chic from head to toe more easily than wearing a suit made from back issues of Vogue.
The stylists at Ritz Spa and Hair Studios specialize in slicing and texturizing techniques, prepping and finishing follicle makeovers with Chi Royal Treatment and organic Alterna products. Sure-handed staff members spend between one and two hours crafting aerodynamic new looks for customers, tailoring snips so that they flatter facial features as well as match the client's degree of determination to out-sprint an ostrich. Post-shaped strands shed residual moisture with the help of a blow-dryer, whose confident purrs can also help humans waiting in the turquoise-tinged salon to escape from awkward cellphone conversations. With a serene interior and luxurious third-floor vantage point, Ritz Spa and Hair Studios caters to inner calm as adeptly as it does to outer beauty, ensuring that even appendices leave feeling loved.
Salon Infusion offers a rejuvenating environment stuffed to the aquaducts with trained professionals. Pale sea-hued walls dotted with eastern-influenced artwork calm the mind and cool the senses, paving the way for a marvelous spasperience. With today's Groupon clenched in stressed-out fist, choose four of six spa treatments. An exclusive manicure ($44) and express pedicure ($44) tidy the finger and toe gardens for spring, while a 30-minute massage ($42) combines massage techniques, reducing aching muscles to so much spreading ectoplasm. A focus facial ($45) lasts 30 minutes, a much-needed refreshment for cached pores, and a full face wax ($44, eyebrows not included) takes care of stiff upper-lip fuzz, itinerant sideburns, and cheek-warmers. For the hair that you'd like to keep, partake in a men's or women's haircut and style (up to $65) for tamed tresses and carefully knitted head-yarn.
The medical team at La Vraie Beauté Aesthetic Clinic, under the leadership of plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. James M. Landeen and aesthetic nurse injector Melanie Fulton-Ruiz, helps patients to reveal tighter, smoother, more sculpted versions of themselves with a menu of cosmetic services. The medical-aesthetics clinic's laser treatments resurface skin, stimulate collagen, and play Blu-ray discs, and its facials and injectables scare away wrinkles.