Having outgrown its original tanning-salon space in its first year of operation, Bombshell Waxing now has plenty of space, with a brow bar and an onsite lingerie boutique. The beauty center’s skilled waxologists use the salon’s specially formulated European waxes to evict hairs from all areas of the body, never double-dipping their waxes. The salon’s estheticians also perform vajazzling services. In addition, they apply custom air-brush tans with a natural, sunless tanner made with antioxidants, botanicals, and walnut extracts. For those seeking a little retail therapy, Bombshell’s intimate boutique stocks numerous beautifying numbers, including silk and lace panties, bras, and body products from Booty Parlor, Whish, and SweetSpot Labs.
Pretty Cosmetics' pro powderbrushers provide custom makeup applications and mug makeovers using an arsenal of more than 15 high-end makeup brands. Choose between a standard or airbrush application to achieve a glamorous look for an upcoming prom, high school reunion, or coronation ball. During the standard application, a talented painter will apply a carefully selected palette of powder, lipstick, and liner hues before sending you out the door with a new layer of natural-looking face that complements your skin tone and accentuates your best features. The airbrush application also brightens visages, but utilizes a custom-airbrush foundation to create a smooth, flawless finish that's pretty enough to stop the heart of a charging musk ox.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.
The seasoned beauty-boosters at Island Sun Tanning & Spa send guests home with the tools necessary to transform yellowed gumstones into pristine pearly whites. Each BleachBright NightBright kit contains a mini blue LED light and one vial of hydrogen-peroxide gel designed to restore sparkles to discolored choppers. Users first coat their cuisine crushers in the whitening solution before activating the formula’s whitening agents with the special blue light. The approximately 15- to 20-minute whitening process works diligently to erase blemishes on enamel caused by drinking coffee, eating blueberry pie, and biting rainbows.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Pretty Little Things Tanning & Boutique's newly inaugurated shelves creak beneath a colorful parade of women's apparel and accessories alongside holiday-themed embellishments and décor. Patrons complete work ensembles with a women's blouse ($39.99) or practice a new signature walk in a pair of LA Idol women's jeans ($55.99). Feet fashionably shroud themselves in a pair of brown ankle boots ($43.99), and a ladies' handbag ($49.99) chicly totes day planners or timid litters of smaller handbags. Walls beam happily when festooned with accents ($9.99–$49.99) that include LSU flags and wooden picture frames, and hand-painted holiday wine glasses fill homes with festivity and tactfully indicate to listless Easter Bunnies that they have overstayed their welcome.