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.
Since opening in 2003, Laser Hair Concepts has zapped away unwanted body hair and skin spots using noninvasive light-based technology. Under the guidance of Dr. Andrew E. Slatkow, a multilingual medical professional who honed his bedside manner over three decades as a chiropractic physician, technicians ease cosmetic maladies with skin-safe lasers, intense-pulsed-light treatments, and the sparkle of pore-sized disco balls.
At Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon, personal grooming comes with a side of personal attention. As patrons settle into a chair, a stylist might offer a beer, a glass of wine, or a snack. Easy banter fills the room as Lenny, the head barber, or Jason, another barber, begin sculpting your ‘do into a fade, faux hawk, or classic cut. For those with longer hair or those who have spawned strands of mythological snakes, onsite stylists can wash, cut, and color longer locks. Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon offers cuts and hair treatments for men and women; men can get a cut and a hot towel shave, while women can indulge in highlights or flat ironing treatments.
Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon also doubles as an art gallery, with over 75 pieces of art from local artists. Pieces range from oil pantings to sculptures to much more.
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.