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.
Mn8 Salon and Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, where clients leave looking and feeling great. The array of salon and spa services include everything from general hair and nail care to specialized facials, spray tans, makeup applications, and waxing.
Robin Mikayla Brooks, owner of Victoria's Salon and Spa, has been in the hair-and-beauty biz for three decades and prides herself on beautifying clients. She and her team perform precision cuts and color services with nontoxic, ammonia-free product, in addition to European facials, waxing, nail services, and eyelash extensions. A blowout bar is also available.