Salon owners Lori Hoving and Kelly Schlosser love the effects of a great dye job. It can add drama to a new cut, hide graying strands, or help a person emulate his or her favorite My Little Pony. The duo heads up a full team of stylists who are experienced at doling out professional color treatments, as well as haircuts, blowouts, and updos. They are joined by massage therapists who use the power of touch to transform stress into relaxation during bodywork treatments and facials.
Since 1987, the knowledgeable consultants at Tanfastic have helped darken hides by acquainting guests with a range of indoor tanning systems. The salon’s four types of tanning beds yield darker pigments at varying speeds and at different depth levels, while sunless Mystic spray-tan booths coat skin in color that lasts for up to seven days. Tanfastic's stock of epidermal products from California Tan, Designer Skin, and Matahari help nourish skin and preserve sun-kissed looks longer than dipping sunburned elbows in liquid nitrogen.
The Palms Tanning Salon—an Australian Gold Premier Salon—employs a staff of certified tanning experts, who ready clients for tanning beds or customized UV-free Mystic Tanning booths. They also help patrons into infrared body wraps designed to boost immune systems, burn calories, and alleviate muscle pain.
While the luxurious spa experience is already tempting on its own, Birmingham Tea Spa augments its pampering services with the pleasantries of tea service. While guests sip tea or kick back with glasses of champagne, skilled technicians pamper hands and feet with scrubs or paraffin dips that soothe and moisturize skin. Elsewhere in the spa, guests indulge in customized facials, and mini-massages that eliminate tension in upper shoulders and really stressed-out action figures.
Chili Pepper's Tanning Inc. Megastores’ trophy case is getting full—in addition to being named one of Detroit’s best tanning salons three times in a row by CityVoter, it has acquired accolades from Local 4 and CBS Detroit, which commends its spray tanning. Its growing awards reflect Chili Pepper’s growth; since opening in 2002, Chili Pepper’s has expanded to 15 locations, spreading across Detroit like the buffalo pox.
In every location, five levels of tanning beds turn skin a sun-kissed gold or deep bronze. Mystic Tan sessions let customers avoid things associated with booth and outdoor tanning—UV rays and pool lifeguards who push you in the water to practice saving you. No matter which option they choose, patrons can turn to knowledgeable Smart Tan–certified staff members who help clients decide what is best for their tanning goals.