The staff at Natural Glo wants to provide a bronzed look without the harsh effects of UV rays. So tanning techs coat skin in a natural organic solution made with antioxidants and pure botanicals. They can also add a hydration treatment made with emollients, or an anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates skin with exotic plant extracts.
Dash and Dazzle Tanning's staff escorts patrons into the MagicTan MT3000 spray-tanning system, which coats physiques in a gaze-grabbing copper sheen. Clients can assume a chosen power stance as 36 stationary spray heads blanket skin in a mist of sunless-tanning solution and aloe-based bronzer. The process takes less than a minute to outfit bodies in a tawnier suit, and like a kleptomaniac photocopier, the resulting tan acquires tone throughout the day. Alternatively, customers can settle into Dash and Dazzle's red-light-therapy bed during one month of unlimited sessions. Infrared wavelengths spelunk deep into dermal tissue to prompt collagen production, reducing fine lines and acne damage while stimulating circulation. For best results, guests are encouraged to bask in the bed's crimson glow three–four days a week for four–six weeks.
The stylists at Knick Salon and Spa cultivate an urban oasis where organic and vegan products, eco-sensitive cleaning agents, and methodical recycling practices reign. Inspired by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, the stylists refuse to cosset clients with anything except safe and nutritious concoctions by companies such as Phyto, Eufora, and Intelligent Nutrients. In their chandelier-lit workspace, they blend their mastery of cutting and coloring techniques with continuing education to expand their minds and give their hair more room to grow. That commitment to nature-inspired quality extends to the spa side as well, where mani-pedis powered by essential oils, paraffin-free masks, and organic sugar scrubs bring life back to tired hands and feet. In the private massage room, therapists ply muscles with soothing bodywork made all the more relaxing by infusions of jasmine and frankincense or the warm touch of hot stones. Tired muscles also meet their match in the spa's Alpha Capsule—a dry-heat sauna that promises each client heated vibration massage, aromatherapy, and a relaxing bowl of alphabet soup.
The brilliant bronzers at Ultimate Sun assist customers in achieving their color goals with a variety of tanning techniques. Choose two UV-free Mystic Tans, which cast a healthy, even glow without the added weight of burdensome halos. Indoor sun-kissers can also multiply melatonin levels with a duo of the salon's highest intensity S-Class tanning sessions, which provide a month's worth of color in two to three visits, or ramp up vitamin D production with one month of level two tan-a-thons in a Catalina bed. Tête-à-têtes with the bed last 12 minutes at most and include three high-pressure facial bulbs to ensure that mugs match their lower body counterparts. Ultimate Sun greets its patrons with a refreshingly upscale ambiance bedecked with exposed brick walls and 21 private tanning rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art color-casting chambers. Like a Roman sculptor who gets paid per statue, Ultimate Sun bronzes bodies seven days a week.
Even when the cold winds howl across icy winter streets, clients who emerge from Sun Seekers By Rosie look as though they've just returned from a tropical vacation or a long nap on an overpass in Florida. Guests stock up on glow in the salon's five levels of professional tanning beds, each equipped with powerful UV bulbs. Others credit their bronzed bodies to the salon's Mystic Tanning booth, which uses a UV-free spray solution to cast a natural-looking tan. To help clients care for their newly tanned skin, the salon peddles a variety of advanced lotions from top brands such as Ed Hardy and Devoted Creations.
The aestheticians at Sculpting Craze draw on a full suite of salon and nail services to boost a client's beauty and confidence. They polish hands and feet, wax away unwanted hair, extend eyelashes, and add dimension to new dos with highlights and hair coloring. They even install hair extensions and perform Brazilian blowouts.