The eponymous owner of Clarisa’s Golden Touch specializes in gilding body builders. She wields a professional spray-tanning wand during each treatment, carefully misting the skin to accentuate each patron’s body and skin tone. Whether patrons want full or partial color, Clarisa creates a comfortable environment with in-studio and on-the-go services. She provides thorough instructions for achieving competition color, suggesting that patrons depilate and exfoliate their entire body in advance of the application. By following these steps and also declining double-dog dares to streak through the car wash, patrons achieve tans that last up to ten days.
Complexions' aesthetician, Diana, spritzes pallid pelts with an all-natural SunFX sunless-tanning formula. Diana airbrushes coats with a butterscotch topping that combines DHA with mineral-salt bronzers culled from the sun's tears. The formula leaves bodies free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives, and it continues to develop on dermises for 2–4 hours after application. For an extra fee, clients can add a range of skin accessories to their body canvases, including gold or opal glitter ($3), an anti-aging solution ($5), and nose-tempting scents such as orange, pineapple ($3 each), or freshly washed puppy.
TanTastic Tans' clean tanning beds and sunless tanning spray lend pigment a healthy, natural-looking shade. Relax, nap, or ponder the impermanence of popsicles in any of the three high-intensity tanning beds to develop an allover epidermal enrichment over the course of five sessions. Tanners can recline in a lie-down divan for 10–12 minutes, dive into the 20-minute bed equipped with facial tanners, or stroll into the 10- to 12-minute standup bed. Those wishing for a UV-free alternative can opt for a spray-tan session, which lends skin a rich glow devoid of orange undertones, foul odors, or scurrilous graffiti tags.
The long corridor at Electric Beach Tanning & Salon is lined with doorways, each one leading into a world without traffic, deadlines, or ringing alarm clocks. Some of the rooms are dedicated to skincare treatments, others to tanning and hairstyling. But in one of them, licensed massage therapist Elaine brings time to a slow crawl while she loosens tense muscles with relaxing massages.
Though Elaine customizes her massages to meet your exact needs, she's especially skilled in Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques. If stress is what ails you, try the relaxing Swedish massage; if you pulled a muscle while barking furiously at the mailman, you'll likely benefit most from a sports massage.
Owner Patricia Shirk directs Pure Radiance Day Spa's staff using expertise acquired in 19 years of industry experience. The studio's beauty-industry professionals primp visitors with a complete spread of spa and salon treatments that range from haircare and nailcare to revitalizing facial and massage services. Ornately decorated throughout its interiors, Pure Radiance's 4000 square-foot spa boasts a pedicure station with privacy drapes for semi-secluded pampering sessions or clandestine conversations with one's toes.