An airbrush artist hand sprays an organic solution that leaves skin tan for up to 10 days. Nearby, standup and lie-down tanning booths shine at five different levels, making it possible for clients of all skin types and tones to achieve the hue they desire. The activity at Casa Del Sol Tanning Spa fulfills the vision of owners Joshua and Jacki, avid tanners whose high-end equipment and lotions befit a boutique-like space complete with satin drapery and no parrots screeching lewd jokes.
Slatkow Chiropractic's resident chiropractor Dr. Andrew Slatkow balances the body's energy flow with acupuncture sessions that draw from twenty years of healing experience. A consultation determines each patient's health history and treatment goals before Dr. Slatkow gently inserts tiny, painless needles, which should assuage the fears of people who are frightened of needles or have previously been bitten by rabid cacti. Each needle works to remove roadblocks from the body's energetic passageways, relieving chronic pain, soothing respiratory symptoms, and contributing to a sense of overall well being.
Upon arriving at Body & Soul Retreat's tranquil location, clients cocoon themselves in the Meditation Room, a candle-dotted space that swirls with the aromas of incense and essential oils and readies them for their upcoming spa session. Participants have their pick of a plethora of services, from specialty manicures and waxing services to deep-tissue massages and fruit-laced facials doled out by licensed and trained therapists. Retreat packages that stretch across several hours steep customers in deep relaxation, and private spa parties fete groups with a custom menu of modalities and the permission to blast whale songs until the neighbors call to complain.
South Seas Tattoo Company's artist and founder Rob Soli’s expertise extends from a lifetime of professionally painting, sketching, and airbrushing in his hometown of Honolulu. His tattooing philosophy reflects the Oceanic and Pacific Islander tradition, which views tattoos as a rite of passage rather than a mere accessory. With his custom pieces, he aims to commemorate significant events or honor one's heritage. A team of artists carry out piercings and body images such as portraits, fantasy designs, and Polynesian tribal work in stainless-steel stations equipped with privacy screens. They match their pride in sterilization techniques with that of their designs by exceeding all local, state, and industry standards.
B-tan Tanning Salons have a sleek, modern look that starts immediately in the reception area. There, modern chairs, a streamlined reception desk, and a flat-screen television foreshadow the 15 pieces of advanced tanning equipment waiting out of sight. These stainless-steel booths wrap around clients to evenly bronze with nonacrylic bulbs that, like the most ineffective beach umbrellas, let as much light as possible hit the skin. The beds and booths also keep UVB rays to a minimum, reducing the chances of burns. Yet clients can forgo UV altogether with spray tans from the Mystic Tan booth, which lets clients customize their shade and reap a beach-worthy glow in just 60 seconds.