Potted trees and paintings of scenic getaways welcome visitors into Sundeck Tanning Salon, a beach-themed bronzing studio that is owned and operated by a team of female tanning experts. Posters of bikini-clad beauties provide inspiration to bodies waiting to use the salon's spray-tanning booths and beds, with underlying captions that display tips for maximizing their new glow's lifespan, such as moisturizing it regularly and packing it in ice each night. Tanning products available for purchase lend vibrant pops of color to the shop's clean, white shelves, and include offerings from popular brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
Owner and massage therapist Kenyatta Bozeman understands that massage is a practical way to relieve chronic pain?she graduated from the Dayton School of Medical Massage?but she also believes it should be a memorable experience. That's why she enhances her treatments with hot-towel add-ons, nine essential oils including tea tree and ylang-ylang, and even time for an after-massage nap, which can last up to 30 minutes or until the client's REM cycle has finished downloading the latest edition of Netscape Navigator. These add-ons complete the eight styles of massage available, including deep-tissue, hot-stone, and prenatal.
Beautifying people is in Gisel Campbell's blood. The aesthetician is the daughter of a hairstylist and the niece of a nail technician, but she didn?t grow up wanting to pursue cosmetology and skincare. It wasn?t until she reached her 20s and began experimenting with her own makeup regimen that she came to love sharing her skills with other people. In addition to an aesthetician?s license, Gisel's extensive training includes certification in microdermabrasion, applying chemical peels, and facial waxing, which she performs at her space inside Salon Ventures and during gorilla wax-a-thons for charity.
Loaves of whole-wheat honey bread crafted with Montana whole-wheat flour bake along side giant, flaky cinnamon rolls and jumbo cupcakes in the ovens at Big Sky Bread Company. With only a few exceptions, bread varieties contain no preservatives, processed sugars, added fats, cholesterol, oils, or burning tires. The bakery also fills its lunch menu with half and whole sandwiches piled on fresh bread and coupled with steamy bowls of soup.
The 60-minute SkinMedica Renewal facial is a completely custom treatment that begins with a consultation, ensuring that your aesthetician has a thorough understanding of your skin's quirks and qualms. Once your dermis has been discussed in such great detail that it starts to blush, the hands-on coddling will commence with a skillful triple punch of steaming, cleansing, and extractions (if needed). All lifeless debris lurking deep within pores will be jettisoned like so much future flotsam into the obsessive, junk-collecting abyss of outer space. Gentle exfoliation follows to slough away any remaining dead skin cells from the surface of your frontispiece. Before your made-over mug's big reveal, it will have some time to prepare a speech under the lavishly slathered soothing mask, or during the relaxing nightcap of a face, hand, and arm massage.
Signature Service: All-Over Highlights
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Libby Mastbaum, stylist at Salon Ventures, specializes in making men, women, and kids look their best. For the men and children, she snips out dapper or mussed styles. When it comes to women, she pulls out all the styling stops with a slew of services, including giving hair a sleek shine with a flat-iron style session. For longer-lasting make-overs, she performs color services, particularly all-over highlights, which give hair more depth and dimension than a Stargate at the deep end of the public swimming pool.