For more than 20 years, TanFastic's multiple award-winning tanning studio has bronzed bodies under the trained spritzes of pro spray tanner Dina Gordon and the UV-filled bulbs of multilevel tanning beds. After wandering into private sunrooms, patrons kick back on beginner-to-advanced Level 2 beds to dream about vacations on the sun while picking up beautiful base coats. Both locations come equipped with the 12-minute Pryzma, which is outfitted with four UVA facial tanners, and the nine-minute Diva Tower, a stand-up booth that accommodates taller tanners with 2-meter lamps. Beauty seekers who have sworn off the sun can still catch its kisses with UV-free VersaSpa. During the 15-minute sunless session, a heated airbrush system glides evenly across the bodyscape as a blend of aloe and organic DHA adheres to the epidermis for a natural-looking, streak-free tan that lasts five to seven days.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified airbrush artists also implement customized airbrush tans using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Schwarzkopf-trained stylists stand behind S&G Hair Studio’s swiveling chairs, trimming new hairdos and daubing locks with highlights and all-over color. The salon’s services also include manicures and pedicures, as well as waxing for eyebrows and lips. Bridal services, such as updos, hair extensions, makeup, and bouquet-pitching practice, round out the salon’s offerings.
For the staff at Salon Mulan, successfully serving their clients comes down to two things: training and the right tools. Each of the beauty professionals continuously attends classes and workshops to sharpen her skills. They also employ carefully chosen products during all of their waxing, aesthetic, and hair services. When dyeing hair, they use imported color products from It&ly Hairfashion. When conditioning, they use natural bamboo products from Alterna. Away from the salon chairs, aestheticians coat nails in OPI polish and dip dry feet into soothing paraffin wax, which leaves skin silky smooth.
On the salon floor, the team renders all their services amid wood and glass accents, green plants, and bright flowers. Beyond the styling area, wide pedicure thrones don't display even a sliver of wood—instead, the black-and-gray leather posterior pads comfortably seat clients.
When children are sick, their parents will do anything to heal them. That’s why, when her teenage daughter developed fibromyalgia, Sorina Durante decided to go back to school to find ways to improve her daughter's health. She attended 10 different programs across England, Canada, and the United States to learn the latest in laser therapy and relaxation techniques, which not only helped her relieve her daughter's pains but also led her to open Energy Balance Laser Therapy & Massage. There, Durante shares with her clients her expertise in red-light therapy, therapeutic massage, and Dr. Kaufman's pain-neutralization technique, the latter of which relieves chronic and acute pain using a light touch. Durante also offers anti-aging facials that use lasers to firm and clear the skin, as well as stress-relieving alternative therapies such as reiki and CranioSacral.
The professional massage therapists at Beyond Beautiful Spas tap, stretch, and knead during massages that range from deep-tissue to migraine-relief variations. The staff tailors every massage to each client's needs and skin type, and all sessions include a refreshing hot towel. The spa's facials take the form of anti-aging, acne, and aromatherapy varieties, using skincare products that are made up of natural ingredients and infused with stem-cell formulations. Clients can also stop in for a professional makeup application, and 20% of these sales is donated to the charitable AIDS Foundation.
Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.