Although Tan at the Islands?s name suggests that clients leaving the salon are heading home from the beach, they might be better off heading toward one?they?re likely to be not only tanner but also slimmer and smoother skinned. Inside the salon?s private tanning rooms lie four levels of state-of-the-art, high-pressure Sun Ergoline UV beds, which vary in number of bulbs so that clients can speed up the tanning process without wasting a wish they earned from a grateful flounder. Airbrush equipment outfits skin in a mist customized to each patron?s skin tone, and Mystic spray-tanning booths alternate tanning sprays and drying gusts to lend skin a seamless bronze for up to 10 days. Skin also benefits from red-light therapy, which is said to boost collagen production. Clothes and accessories from brands such as Lucky and True Religion line the walls of the salon?s boutique, enabling customers to don beachwear that shows off newly golden skin tones the way people taunting 7-Eleven security cameras show off newly blue tongues.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Licensed massage therapist Adil Panton, the mastermind behind Healing Arts Touch, uses energetic touch to move his clients toward calm, health, and well-being. More than two decades of experience and training in Eastern practices guide both his hands and his practice, which focuses on five types of massage and on qigong, a Chinese approach to self-healing that incorporates focused breathing and meditative movement. Panton uses intuition to personalize his massages in a holistic manner, helping his clients heal not only their bodies but also their minds, spirits, and exoskeletons.
Since opening its doors, LaserAway has accumulated 18 California locations and the patronage of celebrities such as the Kardashian clan. At different settings, the clinic's state-of-the-art lasers can treat signs of sun damage, tattoos, body hair, and glued-on glam-rock wigs with comfort and efficiency. The clinic's medical professionals are all fully licensed to administer laser pulses, and fully glad to educate clients on the intricacies of skincare.
The technicians at New Finest Nail & Spa set out to create luxuriant spa treatments by massaging hands and feet with every mani-pedi. Deluxe spa pedicures begin with aromatherapeutic footbaths, which use grains of natural beach sand to exfoliate skin before masks with mineral clay and botanical balms hydrate feet. The technicians then glaze toenails with regular OPI or Essie polish, and fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac gel polish.