Before opening his salon and spa in 2001, owner and lead stylist James Barrow traveled far and wide to perfect his aesthetic craft at the Bumble and bumble University, Vidal Sassoon, and in Toni&Guy workshops. With skills captured at each institution and power taken by defeating Highlanders in single combat, he mastered the product knowledge necessary to turn his salon into a Bumble and bumble–exclusive venue. Barrow leads a team of stylists who cut, color, and texturize hair, retexture skin through facials and waxing services, and tend to aches and tension with massage.
Customers at Endless Sun Tanning Salon have a choice: they can rub on tanning lotions from Devoted Creations and Designer Skin and climb into their choice of three levels of UV tanning beds, or they can sign up for a sunless spray tan—the bronzing formulas of which are aided by antioxidant ingredients. If they like, the can also schedule a manicure or pedicure with chip-resistant CND Shellac polishes, and even schedule a mobile spray-tan party to add flair to a wedding shower or needless distraction to a parent-teacher conference.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At Taki's Salon and Spa, a team of eight designer and master stylists, two manicurists, and one massage therapist relaxes and beautifies bodies with a variety of services. The hair artists accentuate coifs with full or partial coloring, permanent waves, and thermal straightening, whereas the nail experts soften skin with exfoliating rose-scented or chocolate-mint-truffle scrubs. The list of targeted therapeutic massages includes the signature Shellatsu, in which the therapist uses lava seashells to knead away stress from pressure points, loosen muscles, and plug up the body’s naturally occurring volcanoes.
The VersaSpa booths at Face & Body Emporium deliver natural-looking, UV-free tans. Each VersaSpa sunless session begins with an application of amino acids and green tea to help balance epidermal pH and hydrate hides in advance of hue transformation. Next, clients enter a high-tech standup booth, where a mist applicator dispenses a proprietary blend of DHA and bottled rainbows to impart an even, streak-free bronze to skin. The quick-drying formula penetrates deep and a natural hue develops over a six-hour period. Each tan lasts approximately two weeks, making the VersaSpa system perfect for a prevacation bronzing or a marathon pool party.
Tanning at Raez Bode' Craze Tanning Salon & Spa can mean a variety of things—lying in a bed, standing in a booth, or forgoing UV altogether with a natural-looking spray tan. Made by Norvell, the spa's spray-tan formula creates a golden, natural glow that's vegan, gluten-free, and contains zero nut allergens.
To complement their tanning servcies, the team also brightens complexions with microdermabrasion and comprehensive 90-minute facials incorporating a number of customized treatments. The spa's body-contouring wraps, meanwhile, smooth silhouettes far more effectively than sanding down the edges of your shadow.
Determined to offer a bevy of beautifying options to their customers, Gold Tans doesn’t stop at providing a slew of high-quality tanning services inside their welcoming confines. They also offer up mobile spray tanning, during which they whisk their hand-picked spray tan formulas to private events to ready bridal parties, prom participants, and Oscar statuettes for their big shindigs. In addition to custom airbrush spray tanning and traditional tanning, the accommodating staff treats clients to soothing massages and slimming body wraps.