Though tanning can be relaxing, it can also be time-consuming. Tanning on the Edge's service menu was designed for people who want to tan but may have limited time. During 12- to 15-minute sessions in the tanning beds, guests stay cool and relaxed with circulating air and a satellite radio. A vertical booth accommodates patrons who prefer to tan while standing or who don’t understand how to turn the party sub they are carrying lengthwise.
Nearby, a full lineup of spa services make sure guests are radiant from head to toe. Cosmetologists use Pharmagel and Repêchage products in spa facials designed to clear up acne, firm aging faces, or simply boost radiance. Nail experts turn up the luxury on manicures and pedicures with add-ons such as paraffin dips, acrylic tips, and nail gems, while waxing specialists remove fuzz from nearly any area of the body to make tans stand out.
The accommodating staff at The Cutting Edge Salon uses their talented hairstylists to snip away at overgrown coiffures and perform a variety of mane-manipulating services, including single-process color, texturing, and styling. Clients can continue beauty regimens at home with the salons' collection of Redken products available for purchase. Outside hair services, the salon furnishes both of its locations with 40 clean and thoroughly inspected private UV tanning beds, allowing the team to collectively bronze visitors one small army at a time. The four tiers of tanning beds each contain face and body light bulbs that vary in number and intensity, and grant tanners a luxuriously gold exterior without pushing them into King Tut's sarcophagus. Those eschewing UV rays step into the salons' automated Magic spray-tan booths, which engulf bodies in three shades of tanning solution for an even, streak-free tan with head-to-toe coverage.
The staff at Truly Hair Salon whips unruly strands into shape with high-end products by John Amico and Beauty Control. A skilled stylist can administer a swift bang trim, or fully recalibrate hair circuitry with a conditioning treatment, a scissors cut, and bold custom color. Guests may also solicit the salon's nailcare services for a Shellac mani-pedi, which lasts roughly two weeks without chipping, fading, or complaining about the weather.
Stylists pace around the spinning chairs at Heads of Time Salon, a full-service salon whose name reflects an ability to accommodate clients of all ages and a penchant for styles that transcend current fads. Themed rooms cater to customers of all persuasions, from the male room—with its snacks and televised sports—to a tiny-tot territory complete with a play area and a high-pitched barbershop quartet. As little hands and feet indulge in kiddie mani-pedis, their grown-up counterparts next door select from a salon menu that includes makeup, waxing, hair, and nail services that call upon products from brands such as OPI and Redken.
The Hairport Salon’s stylist and owner, Maria, first splashed onto the hairstyling scene by winning first place in a men’s haircutting competition in Minneapolis. Twenty years later, she continues to snip locks at an award-worthy level, drawing on advanced training from the Aveda Institute and the Presage Company as she adds dimension to manes with precision cuts, expert coloring, and extensions. Her skills even attracted the notice of the Style Network, which invited her to assist on a 2009 promotional tour that provided complimentary makeovers and milk-mustache removal to patrons across the Dairy State.
At Maria’s side, stylist and nail technician Miranda helps people achieve their desired looks by giving them a new ’do or painting pretty designs on nails. She’s also passionate about educating her clients on It Works toning and firming body wraps. Joining them is skilled aesthetician Leah, who pampers skin with facials and body scrubs or employs wax to liberate bodies from unwanted hair.
Erin has coined a new term for hair appointments with her clients: hair party. The amiable stylist blends a laid-back and goofy personality with a strong work ethic that finds clients with new hairstyles using Redken, Moroccanoil, and Alterna beauty products. She also completes new looks with mani-pedis and waxing services for the face, body, and shadow.