When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they’re not talking about libations. Instead, they’re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn’t change the skin’s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
TLC Skin Care Clinic employs two women with extensive credentials. Stephanie Negrete, a registered nurse and licensed aesthetician, is a US Army veteran who served in intensive care units during her service. Danell Banks boasts more than a decade in the field of medical aesthetics, and specializes in chemical peels and dermaplaning. Accompanied by an onsite doctor, these two bring cutting-edge skincare treatments to the table. Stephanie uses Botox and dermal fillers to iron out wrinkles, and they both offer custom medical facials and peels to coax out color and detox pores. In addition, their office is equipped with advanced technology that allows them to perform nonsurgical galvanic and radio-frequency treatments that help clients retain their youthful looks.
Licensed cosmetologist Heather McCulley aims to maximize beauty by honing in on hair. As a certified lash technician, she bonds extensions to eyelashes that imbue blinks with smoky drama. Her fusion and copper-tube hair extensions lengthen strands by up to 22 inches, enough to perfectly fit across Shaq's car's rims. With facial waxing services, she eradicates fuzz from lips and eyebrows.
Signature Service: Medical-grade chemical peel
Brands Used: Obagi, PCA Skin, and bareMinerals makeup
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Mod Skin And Body's massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians aren't the only ones who are good with their hands. Its owner actually created the repurposed barn doors that decorate the spa in their garage. They also crafted the chevron-patterned wood installation in the waiting room by hand.
The spa's rustic-chic decor includes a handcrafted pedicure bench, as well. This tufted banquette pairs with a crystal chandelier to add a dash of luxury to the pedicure station.
While indulgences for the eyes abound here, it's the spa treatments that keep clients coming back for more. These include everything from gentlemen's facials to Obagi chemical peels to makeup tutorials that use bareMinerals products.
Utopia Lash & Makeup Design's expertise is singular and focused on one thing: the face. As such, they’re well versed in enhancing the eyes and features with a more flattering look through services such as eyelash extensions. Long-lasting extensions come in mascara and dramatic look, and are available in regular and mink options. The aestheticians also offer semi-permanent makeup, administered by hand, rather than the old fashioned way by robot butler. The face is also the focal point during facials such as the fountain of youth anti-aging facial, which includes vitamin therapy, collagen treatment, and a hydrating oxygen treatment.
Regina Celeste, a licensed and insured permanent makeup artist, has been maximizing natural beauty for more than 25 years. She combines digital Nouveau Contour technology with manual SoftTap techniques, ensuring results that are precisely customized to each individual. Filling in brows, adding lip color, and enhancing eyelashes with delicate strokes are a few of her specialties. She also uses her skills to camouflage scars or pale patches caused by vitligo.