Kelly Windham's passion for healing dates back to her childhood. At age 20, she eagerly enrolled in massage-therapy school, and now she runs her own massage studio. Massage by Kelly features both therapeutic and spa-like massages. Deep-tissue and hot-stone massages relieve muscle soreness, and Swedish and lomilomi massages induce blissful relaxation. Kelly also offers pregnancy massages and brown-sugar and peppermint body scrubs.
As its name implies, Endless Summer Tanning Shreveport makes it so that the sun never stops shining, at least when it comes to staying tan. Clients can relax in a tanning bed for a sun-kissed look, or opt for a spray tan to avoid UV rays and the act of reclining. Fragrant tanning lotions keep skin looking sleek and smelling good, too.
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.
At Sans Soleil, certified airbrush technician Darlene Messina has improved on the sun's methods. She complements her clients' skin tone with custom organic and regular spray-tan solutions, which bypass the UV rays of tanning beds and the intrepid manta rays that interrupt beach basking. Whether she is misting bodies in her studio or mobilizing her services for bridal and birthday parties, Darlene aims for alluring head-to-toe coverage.
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.
At Tanfastic, customers attain sun-kissed glows with a variety of tanning services. For the month of unlimited tanning, clients can walk in at any time and tan for for 10, 12, 15, or 20 minutes, depending on their desired shade. Tanfastic offers both lie-down and standup Level 1 tanning, so customers can recline and unwind or stand at attention in case they need to suddenly flee from jealous sunrays. Alternatively, airbrush experts mist bodies with an even coat of organic Norvell tanning product that, unlike a bath in Sunkist, leaves skin with a natural-looking golden hue.