Sun Tan City's tanning centers house an armada of bronzing vehicles designed to polish bodies, rain or shine. Tanners can burrow into the belly of any of four levels of tanning beds for 10- to 20-minute bronzing sessions. Fast-level beds slowly steep skin with a solid base tan, and Instant-level beds boldly bronze pelts with a larger ratio of UVA bulbs, coaxing melanin out with paparazzi-like attention and promises of leading roles. VersaSpa sunless, open-air booths airbrush epidermises with a water-soluble plant-based solution that goes on evenly, resists staining clothes, and, unlike rolling around in a puddle of fudge, darkens skin without leaving a sticky residue.
At Nicely & Company, the perpetually trained staff are equally adept at performing mani-pedis and bestowing men, women, and kids with the latest hairstyles. True to the salon's name, the beauty experts foster a nice, friendly atmosphere as they arrange strands into up-dos, refresh skin with facials, enrich pigment with airbrush tanning, and soothe backs with five different massages.
The natural healers at Kosmetikos Spa & Wellness Center practice ancient therapies that enhance the body's allure and functionality. Valerie Veinotte, one of five licensed massage therapists, believes that each person is as unique as a meteorologist's snowflake collection and therefore customizes each massage with a blend of modalities such as neuromuscular, trigger point, and cranial sacral. Aestheticians integrate Guinot skincare products into facials and groom body hair with a sensitive wax that lifts hair and leaves skin unharmed. In addition to lavishing bodies, the center's professionals edify minds, hosting workshops and classes on topics such as meditation, reiki, and Pilates.
Local Acapulco Tanning Studio gilds limbs with an array of units including beds and booths from Tan America, Matrix, and Super Clone as well as with UV-free spray-tan solutions. The friendly staff of bronzing professionals welcomes clients into the pristine, cozy salon, where epidermises turn a sun-kissed gold or darken to a light brown any day of the week. Local Acapulco Tanning Studio also offers Beauty Angel red-light therapy, which mitigates the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes on faces and Richard Nixon masks by upping collagen production to fill in fine lines.
Making Waves Salon's quintet of stylists set bad hair days right with haircuts for men, women, and children as well as services such as colors, highlights, and perms. For hair that's already curly enough, they also offer formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments that keep hair straight without having to tie little weights to the end of each strand. Clients can also spend the minutes after their haircut relaxing with spa services such as waxing, manicures, or half-hour tanning sessions.
One need not look further than Chad Brewster’s certifications from the National Tanning Training Institute and Norvell University to know that he can be trusted with a spray-tan applicator. In early 2012, Chad’s search for a safe, effective alternative to UV tanning led him to open Sunnkissed, where today he specializes in applying even coats of organic, UV-free color. Complete with sleek hardwood floors, his modern studio in downtown Portland houses animal-print chairs, shelves stocked with products designed to prolong tans' duration, and tinted mirrors in which to view your skin’s new, blinding glow.