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.
Pale skin takes steps toward warm bronze shades with every visit to L.A. Tanning. Guests can gild skin two different ways, neither of which involves lying out in the sun or taking a bath in melted crayons. Patrons relax in a standard tanning bed for 20 minutes or condense their session to nine minutes in the standup turbo unit, letting UV rays coax melanin to the surface. Three levels of airbrush services eschew the need for light, dousing skin with a mist of Norvell tanning solution. Clients can also add shimmery highlights to their appearance with the salon's selection of glitzy costume jewelry and swimwear.
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.
Fleur-de-lis accents pop up throughout the sage-green walls of Nola Salon & Tan and punctuate paintings of silhouetted saxophone players against Technicolor backdrops. After checking in at the curved reception desk, waiting clients can stretch out on plush sofas and quickly compose farewell poems to their split ends. Around the salon's perimeter, creamy, shabby-chic wainscoting supports gold-framed mirrors, where clients can watch their transformations as stylists carve and color tresses. UV tanning beds enhance less hirsute zones, waxing sessions remove peach fuzz from catsuits made of peach skin, and manicures add vibrancy to fingertips to boost their visibility when waving to overhead airplanes.
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.
South Beach Tanz is a full-service bronzery equipped with a full lineup of modern beds and Australian Gold’s airbrush tanning system. The jolly, knowledge-laden staff focus on making the tanning experience as enjoyable as possible for each customer, and for the skin that keeps each customer shaped like a human. Spend a month ripening beneath the golden glances of the level one, level two, or level three tanning beds. Or, a trained airbrusher can help you ripen by spraying your dermis with an organic, aloe-based solution, creating a fresh-off-the-beach glow without letting the sun know where you’ve been hiding.