Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
As soon as clients step into Pamper Me Beautiful, they're treated like royalty. During the spa's four-hour Queen for the Day package, indulgence is the name of the game, with a facial, a relaxing massage, and a mani-pedi. But the spa offers plenty of other opportunities for pampering. Along with a variety of massage therapy options, including couples and pregnancy massages, the spa treats guests with body wraps, face and body skincare treatments, and nail care. Makeovers with mineral makeup, as well as brow and lash tinting services, make features pop so much it might be hard not to slam into your reflection when you gaze in the mirror.
Transformation Clinics' certified staffers cultivate slim, svelte physiques with diverse noninvasive aesthetic treatments, healthy weight-loss regimens, and comprehensive packages. They cull a fleet of high-tech devices, such as infrared saunas and LED-light technology, that helps combat signs of aging, excess fat, and dimly lit fingernails. Aestheticians further enhance epidermises with makeup and skincare products from brands such as Matis Paris and Motives by Loren Ridinger, working alongside resident nutritionists who engineer customized wellness plans to help clients shed pounds and inches.
At Table for One, owner and licensed aesthetician Wendy Rodriguez eschews standardizing her services and instead tailors every treatment to each client. During a massage, for example, her approach may range from relaxing the entire body to focusing on a particularly tight area that's impeding a guest's well-being. This fluidity of approach also characterizes her facials. She further personalizes all of services with add-ons, such as aromatherapy in scents extracted from natural elements, such as honey. Within Headturner's Salon, Wendy maintains a relaxing studio anchored by a massage table draped in plush blankets.
Under the medical direction of cosmetic expert Dr. Sajadi, Lipo Body Enhancement Center restores façades to their factory settings with SmartLipo laser lipo, Vaser ultrasound lipo, standard liposuction, varicose vein treatments, fat grafting, cosmetic injections, and laser skin-resurfacing services effective for most skin types. The doctor can customize laser treatments to focus on a specific area of concern, such as acne scars on the cheeks. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments slough off dead skin cells to reveal the youthful layers below, and cosmetic eyelid surgery allows patients to speed up their transformations.