Once they've entered Tropical Tanning, guests face a choice of three doors, but their decision shouldn't exactly be fraught with suspense—behind each door lies high-tech tanning beds with three levels of tanning pressure waiting to gild bodies to the tunes of a built-in radio or iPod docking station. Tanning associates help newcomers choose the right bed, and can also explain the benefits of the tanning creams that adorn the salon's faux tiki bar. Infrared-sauna treatments send beams of warming light into bodies, inducing the same raised heart rate as moderate exercise or really intense chewing. Murals of tropical sunsets, hammocks, and beaches adorn the salon's walls, and a life-size dashboard hula dancer waves goodbye on the way out.
At Sanctuary MedSpa the staff believes beauty starts at the skin. That's why all of its services—from Botox injections to laser hair removal to photofacials—are designed to beautify complexions and skin surfaces. For a more holistic route toward radiant skin, Sanctuary also offers nutritional services that warn against the dangers of washing your face with a cheeseburger.
At Skin Is In, owner and aesthetician Stacie Eidson beautifies skin with services ranging from customized facials and chemical peels to waxing, brow tinting, and spray tans. In a private treatment room, deep-green walls and a resident palm tree invoke a tropical ambiance, much like Kermit the Frog's vacation home way down in Kokomo's swamps.
Headlines International Salon’s well-rounded crew of stylists brings its many talents together to renovate outmoded ‘dos, consulting with clients before tailoring new hairstyles based on personal tastes. Amid a chorus of snipping scissors and friendly conversation, guests sidle up to styling stations where bilingual hairdressers chop away split ends, moisturize parched strands with deep-conditioning treatments, and blow-dry freshly sheared locks into bouncy styles. Along with their signature salon services, beauticians also whisk away unwanted fuzz on upper lips and eyebrows using wax––a much better method of hair removal than standing dangerously close to a shuttle launch.
Rumor has it that stylist Leticia Visarraga was born with a comb in her hand. It wouldn't be a surprise given her precision when cutting and coloring hair. Nestled in her cozy Allure Salon chair, clients can seek everything from a simple bang trim to a comprehensive styling package complete with conditioning, layers, and specialty color processes such as purple and black ombre highlights.