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.
The pedicure pros at Polished Nail Boutique prettify extremities with an array of moisturizing salves and skillful grooming techniques. Choose from a monthly rotating lineup of aromatic themes, such as papaya star, mandarin honey, and white tea, which restore moisture to the skin while making patrons smell like they got into a fistfight with a produce stand. Each nail is pared and filed to the desired shape and length before an exfoliant is rubbed into the hands, feet, and legs, reliving them of dead-skin freeloaders. The adept aesthetician then applies a moisturizing ointment and dips appendages into melted paraffin, coating them in skin-softening wax and eliminating the need to stomp on lit birthday cakes. Finally, muscles de-stress with a leg and arm massage, which is followed by a coat of nail polish in the desired hue. Opt for Shellac or Minx nail art at an additional cost to make nails resemble the stained glass windows of an ant cathedral.
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.
Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
For certified permanent-makeup artist Linda Merrell, beautifying faces is merely part of the day-to-day routine. Linda practices her craft at Elegant Skin Care, where she first consults with her clients before adding fine lines and delicate shades to their eyebrows, eyelids, lips, beauty marks, and areolae for women who have had mastectomies. She customizes her pigments to complement individual skin tones—an important step that her clients are grateful for, considering that each permanent-makeup application lasts up to five years. Linda’s services aren’t limited to the realm of cosmetics. Her licensed aestheticians also improve skin tone with microdermabrasion treatments, combat signs of aging with nonsurgical facelifts, and massage therapists relax muscles with hot-stone massages.
Latitudes Salon pampers clients in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by comprehensive care. For Brazilian blowouts, skilled stylists consult with beauty seekers in order to understand their aesthetic and maintenance-oriented goals. Then, using a formaldehyde-free, açaí-based smoothing complex, an aesthetician coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, reproteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again.