The specialists at each of Bronze Bay Tanning Center's locations craft custom plans that emphasize building a tan while avoiding burns. They work to help those new to UV beds acquire a base tan and aid seasoned bronzers in reaching new shades. Within colorfully walled rooms, warm-skinned patrons slip out from UltraSun and SunScape units, thankful that the sun is now only used to give cowboys a cool way to leave parties. Air conditioners in UltraSun TurboPower 25000 S units pour out cool air, and the SunScape SS755 produces an even, all-over tan with the aid of frosted acrylic surfaces. At some shop locations, clients foster summer glows with tanning lotions from brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
After spending years as a hairstylist, Anna Leis decided to shift her career toward her true passion: nail art. At Elaine's Salon, the licensed cosmetologist offers mani-pedis, paraffin treatments, and Shellac. She uses professional products from OPI, CND, Essie, and Zoya.
Strawberry Blonde Salon & Spa whisks away unwanted whiskers with warm wax, transforming hirsute hides into silky monuments to smoothness. Lay back and relax as licensed cosmetologist and waxing specialist Dessi White summons her follicular expertise to tenderly depilate your epidermis. Two 15-minute waxes keep eyebrows looking streamlined, helping them to clearly indicate subtle emotions such as the surprise felt when presented with a gift, as well as the dismay that takes hold when that gift turns out to be a subpoena. Further south on the corporal compass, a traditional bikini wax preps bodies for the beach or pool in just 30 minutes, and a 45-minute Brazilian wax bestows below-the-belt pelts with total bareness as well as the ability to speak fluent Portuguese.
From working as a makeup artist on daytime drama One Life to Live to enhancing the faces that grace Redbook, Brenda Sotolongo has spent the past 32 years helping her clients feel beautiful in their skin. She and her staff, licensed aestheticians with nine years of make-up industry experience in television and film, share this expertise during makeup-application classes, teaching techniques and tricks to contour cheekbones, augment pouts, and downplay newly evolved gills. In order to address common skin issues such as acne and sun damage, Sotolongo has also created her own line of cosmetics called ProSoto, which are packed with minerals and vivid pigments and lack pore-clogging ingredients and harsh dyes.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Indy Laser Lipo takes over for failed diet and exercise attempts by shrinking fat cells with lasers. Technicians apply two LipoLaser paddles directly to problem areas⎯including the sides, chin, arms, or thighs⎯allowing the noninvasive lasers to penetrate down to fat cells, where they break the cells’ membranes and cause them to release their contents into the body and shrink. After undergoing treatments three times a week for six weeks, clients may expect to lose several inches from the targeted areas, giving them the confidence to show off their swimsuit-ready body and fit into their old high-school locker.