Winner of Best Tanning Salon on the Central Coast, Sahara Sun Tanning certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to treating clients to bronzed skin. In its nearly 30 years as a business, the tanning salon has kept up with the changing trends of the tanning industry, offering standup beds, tanning with high-pressure bulbs, and high-quality Mystic spray tans. But that's not all it does. The beauty hot spot also fills its sunny space with boutique clothing in the form of flowy tops and cozy sweaters.
Owner and licensed aesthetician Luciana Mueller trained in Brazil and uses natural waxes imported from Brazil to gently extricate unwelcome tendrils and smoothen sensitive areas for up to five weeks. Lip waxing ($15) encourages silken smooches, and eyebrow shaping ($15) enables newly beautified faces to express the gamut of human emotion—from happiness to unbridled happiness—in utmost style. Defuzz underams ($20) and lower arms ($35) or prep for the beach with a Brazilian bikini wax ($65). Waxing provides longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Glow Salon has everything it takes to make a body beach-ready. Staffers perform body-wide waxing services and partner clients up with the tanning equipment that will provide them with the bronzed look they desire. To enhance the effects of a UV- or airbrush-tanning session, they also stock a slew of tanning products.
Multiple levels of tanning beds gradually bronze skins inside private rooms at Tanners Cove. Tanning accelerators available at reception can hasten the arrival of sun-kissed hues, and Magic Tan spray-tan booths spritz on golden color without exposure to UV light or glares from jealous wall sconces.
The tanning attendants at Aloha Tan customize mists from DHA-based tanning solutions. The techs don't only customize for color; they also wield an impressive array of formulas designed for various types of skin, such as age-defying formula, natural formula, and rapid tan. Aside from airbrush tanning, the team also takes care of unwanted facial and body hair with waxing service and preps faces for nights out with professional makeup services.