Southern Exposure's eclectic selection of merchandise embodies both literal and figurative interpretations of the term "bling." Glittering pieces of jewelry by brands such as John Wind and La Hola decorate wrists and earlobes with both modern and vintage accessories. Rhinestoned patterns coat iPhone and iPad cases to personalize personal electronics, and the colorful shapes and designs on loaves of Primal Elements soap bring interior decorating themes into bathroom territory. Patrons can also gild their physical forms with spray-tanning or teeth-whitening treatments at Southern Exposure's in-house beauty salon. The boutique also plays host to events such as tailgate parties and meet and greets with Santa Claus, where children can put in requests or lodge complaints about last year's gifts.
Attraction Salon's experienced stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians make a point of welcoming their visitors with open arms and plush salon chairs. Perhaps due to this uncommon hospitality, the salon has developed a reputation for serving a multicultural base of clientele that includes women and men alike. Stylists invoke a chorus of clips and snips with their shears, forming flattering shapes or enhancing the look and health of hair with highlights, deep conditioning, and texturizing treatments. Nail technicians busy themselves with the other kind of keratin, whittling nails into elegant shapes during manicures and pedicures or applying full sets of glittery acrylics. Faces likewise sparkle after one of five facials that cater to dry and acne-prone skin, rejuvenating complexions with cleansing and exfoliating techniques. On the other side of the salon, spray-tanning and waxing treatments prepare bodies for lounging on beaches or napping inconspicuously in bronze-sculpture gardens.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Brett Hirsch has studied advanced treatments to restore lush heads of hair to men and women. Among the most advanced treatments he performs, NeoGraft hair-transplant therapy reduces the recovery time and scarring of traditional hair therapies. A completely noninvasive option, low-level laser therapy attempts to bolster the growth of thicker, more robust hairs by promoting blood flow to the scalp. More dramatically, Sensigrafts, Virtuesse, and Reallusions hair-restoration treatments outfit sparse scalps with realistic locks available in many colors, textures, and rainbow-fro styles.
Whether the desired effect is an incrementally darker hue or a deep tan that says “I just spent a week either on the sun or in Cairo,” the airbrush specialists at Golden Gator Airbrush Tanning customize each airbrush session with organic Norvell Amber Sun solution. They harness more than nine years of experience as they camouflage varicose veins and blend unwanted tan lines while bestowing skin with a streak-free finish in one of eight natural-looking shades. The studio's large tanning area is fully ventilated to ensure that excess particles of the tanning solution won't compromise guests' even tans. All sessions conclude with a powdered drying technique so that guests can saunter outside directly after tans without sticky or still-wet skin.
When Lauren Anderson joined her sister Kelley at the helm of LAE Beauty, she didn’t need many introductions. People already knew the confident blonde from her centerfold in Playboy. Though more than a decade has passed since Lauren’s first magazine appearance, her impact on the beauty industry continues to grow. With the help of highly specialized staffers, including a physician and licensed aesthetician, LAE Beauty offers an assortment of beautifying services, from tanning and facials to botox and medical weight-loss treatments.
Tan USA's staff readies bodies for the beach with three services: UV tanning, organic airbrush tans, and infrared body wraps. They whittle waists with the Formostar Encore body-wrap treatment, which helps patrons sweat away calories and toxins inside private treatment rooms replete with TVs, DVD players, and walls. They also wield airbrushes loaded with organic Norvell products to create custom tans without harmful rays and oversee a fleet of standup and lie-down UV-tanning beds.