With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
The skillful staff at Vibrant Tanning Too, named one of the area's best tanning salons by viewers of KCRA 3, guides patrons toward a sun-kissed glow through various tanning techniques. The high-powered lamps in a Gold-level or more intense Diamond-level bed darken epidermises to give bodies a beach-ready look or help them perfect their wheat-penny impressions. During 20-minute red-light rejuvenation sessions, an arsenal of light beams works to promote the production of collagen and elastin, allowing scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles to parachute from skin surfaces. Alternatively, trained and certified technicians can deftly apply airbrushed color in 15-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, deepening the skin's hue to a light tan, deep bronze, or festive green polka dot for up to 11 vacation-like days.
The trained technicians at Absolute Beauty revitalize facescapes with artfully applied facial procedures utilizing sophisticated technologies. Microcurrent facials fight off fine lines with safe electrical impulses, tapping out orders to muscles in Morse code to firm up and increase the production of collagen, temporarily tightening the face after one treatment and building muscle memory after several more. Ultrasound facials shiver off dead cells with an exfoliating high-tech hum, ultimately opening up skin for rejuvenating hydration and moisturizing. In addition to treating faces to space-age pampering, Absolute Beauty supplements epidermal diets with vitamin C enzyme applications in every treatment.
When veteran stylist Ella set out to make a “creative alternative to the same old salon humdrum,” she wasn't just talking about innovative hairstyles and gossipy patter. In Ella's Gloss Salon, artwork made by community artists adds a touch of local inspiration to the space’s chic, slate-gray walls. Amid the paintings, Ella and her team call upon their continuous education to concoct on-trend cuts, and the stylists imbue locks with even color or dimension-bending highlights. Her team includes master colorist and stylist Danielle Jennings, who has 11 years of experience, including eight with a master stylist, and is known for her attention to detail and ability to listen to a clients needs. While they focus on hair services, the Gloss Salon also lifts unwanted fuzz with European wax and offers a wide variety of facials, and they try to improve the community by donating 10% of all product sales to local nonprofits and charities.
Amazing Tans furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays—the rays responsible for reddening skin and melting children's ice-cream cones. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Total Derma Care helps its clients boost their confidence while feeling more healthy and revitalized, offering services that help improve anything from the enamel to the epidermis. Simple 15-minute applications of LED light render teeth shiny without pain or replacing teeth with metal parts, while micro-current facials boost circulation and elastic growth at the cellular level. Estheticians reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines using microcrystals or specially formulated glycolic peels, while Parafango body wraps remove toxins from the body and smooth unwanted cellulite.
With its long pedicure benches and open floor space, Polished Nail Bar fits the breezy feel of a city park inside a nail salon. Even the names of its services recall a crisp breath of air: a Refresh mani-pedi includes a scrub, mask, and massage in addition to polish, and the Renew mani-pedi adds paraffin wax and a callus treatment to the package. The highly trained technicians pull from more than 70 OPI and CND colors to decorate nails, whether they're supervising the pedicure sinks or the marble counter of the manicure bar.
In addition to its nail-therapy space, the salon furnishes a private skincare room. Here, warm steam heralds targeted facials that address acne, dryness, and signs of aging. The Roseville location's menu includes facial peels such as a Power Pumpkin Resurfacer, which combats blemishes and wrinkles with enzymes and a jack-o'-lantern to wear on your head. The aestheticians also wax away unwanted body hair and lengthen eyelashes with extensions.