Stylist and owner April King and her team of 13 makeover mavens bedazzle patrons with a bevy of esthetician services at United Hairlines & Tan Lines. Visages nicked while bobbing for sea urchins get smoothed and rejuvenated during a one-hour facial ($60), and a therapist de-knots bodies in the 45-minute massage ($45). An exfoliating body scrub ($45) refreshes weary pores while an added paraffin treatment ($10) soothes skin to a smooth sheen without wasting precious candle resources.
Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
A team of talented aestheticians applies expert techniques and organic beauty products to refine faces and sleekify skin at Epidermis. Necks nestle into cozy pillows, and aromatic candles create a tranquil ambiance as a trained countenance conqueror performs the signature facial, beginning with a soothing steam treatment to siphon out oil and impurities. A facial massage liberates tension caused by impersonating Elvis during his surprise birthday party, and a healing mask crowns the purifying experience by calming and hydrating newly soothed skin. Next, the microdermabrasion showers faces with exfoliating crystals to oust expired skin cells and boost collagen production in 30 to 60 minutes. Together, the duo of expression-enhancing services leaves skin smooth, youthful, and the object of every sidewalk caricature artist's affection.
Skin Institute's AHA/Kojic peel utilizes alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, and kojic acid to piece together a peel with properties to pulverize blemishes, blotches, and bad skin. The AHA, common in many skincare products, exfoliates the epidermis, casting out dead skin cells like autumn leaves from the closet. AHA is also reported to iron out wrinkles and ax acne. Kojic acid, a natural by-product of a Japanese mushroom, helps to lighten spots of skin darkened by increased melanin deposits. Put in peel form, this clinical concoction cocoons facial skin, allowing a beautiful hummingbird of smooth skeletal sheathing to emerge after 45 minutes.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.