Carolina Sun's aestheticians envelop anatomies in FIT Bodywraps to release toxins, quicken blood flow, and work toward supple, tightened skin. During each one-hour session clients nap or read as they burn up to 1,400 calories––roughly the equivalent of fighting in a kangaroo boxing match. The FIT wrap’s infrared heat speeds up metabolism, causing bodies to sweat out toxins, and toasts fat tissue to inhibit the formulation of cellulite. Once the arms, abdomen, upper thighs, and lower legs are snugly bundled, clients can adjust their own temperature in single-degree increments. Getting burritoed in a FIT wrap can alleviate joint stiffness, boost immune systems, and help reduce cellulite while enhancing the body’s natural salsa-and-cheese flavors.
At all 25 TNT Tanning locations throughout northeast Ohio, clients tan hides a healthy golden hue with the latest tanning beds and spray-tan booths. While at the salon, they can peruse shelves lined with skincare and tanning products such as bronzing powders, tanning lotions, and sunless sprays. To enhance the contouring tanning achieves, they can also swaddle themselves in a Fit body wrap designed to burn calories and reduce body fat.
Kellie, the tanning artist behind Glo To Go Customized Sunless Tanning, burnishes skin tones with high-quality airbrush tans customized to each individual's skin. Particles of DHA deepen the skin's hue to a golden brown without streaking or leaving behind orange splotches that falsely indicate a Cheetos addiction. Kellie recommends gently exfoliating skin before appointments and avoiding moisturizers, perfumes, and oils on the day of the session.
At Shear Possibilities, Leslie and her team of stylists cater to young families with affordable, à la carte services for men, women, and children. They even host princess birthday parties, which include an updo style with gems or flowers for each child, princess-themed games and activities, and take-home goodie bags. The salon, which opened in April 2012, gives back to the community through discounts for military and police personnel as well as fundraising events that donate 20%–50% of proceeds to local schools, benefits, and nonprofit charities.
Altima Tan caters to both bed traditionalists and spray enthusiasts with a wide array of bronzing equipment. The Mystic Tan booth quickly spritzes on a golden glow in about a minute's time, and the SunFX airbrush artists paint on a custom hue with a chemical-free tanning solution. Its lie-down and standup beds are all made in the United States, their UV rays enhanced by a selection of tanning lotions, moisturizers, and oils that smell like freedom. For those who just can't warm up with UV rays, the salon offers infrared body wraps, which gently heat insides to aid in detoxification and burn calories.
At Club Beauty, wander up and down the cheetah-print stairs of the two-story salon and spa for a day of pampering. Head to the pedicure station, where guests relax on the cushioned-topped bench built into the gray tiled platform and soak their feet in the footbath below. Nearby, a purple velvet dining chair relaxes clients during standard and shellac manicures, and a white brick fireplace is the perfect spot for quickly melting off old polish. The vibrant red, modern chairs in the salon area host clients getting haircuts, extensions, and blowouts.