The skin specialists at Smart Xposure want clients to get tan, but they don’t want them burn. In their experience, many clients think looking pink after tanning confirms they got color. The staff warns that those burns, no matter how light, lead to skin problems later in life. So, Smart Xposure opts for safer tanning methods, handpicking bulbs from Thomas Edison’s private collection for UV beds that are up to 99.7% UVB-free and designed to keep clients at a pace of only two to three tans per month. Mystic and organic custom airbrush tans eliminate UV exposure entirely, evenly coating bodies with natural-looking color. Smart Xposure infuses its client-conscious practices with a dose of fun, enlivening the lobby with a plasma-screen television. Upbeat music spills into each room through a DMX sound system, and modern decor evokes the feel of a nightclub without the unpleasant ordeal of having to sweet-talk a bouncer into letting you into the bathroom.
Jessie Jackson, who operates out of Changes Salon, has been a manicurist for 20 years. She uses top-brand nailcare products such as OPI and Gelish. Her standard manicure takes 30 minutes—just short enough to fit in during a lunch break.
Summer Breeze offers high-quality body bronzing and spa services in a sleek, relaxed, and trendy atmosphere. Clients can repose as they soak up the rays in UV beds or enhance their natural skin tone with a UV-free, airbrush tanning alternative. In addition to boasting traditional bronzing services, Summer Breeze pampers guests with an array of spa services, including infrared body wraps, facials, and microdermabrasion. This 22-room salon's recent aesthetic expansion has kept technicians brightening beauty beyond the surface for all guests.
The hairstylists and skin specialist of John Thomas Salon keep exteriors looking shiny and new with custom hair and aesthetic services. Clients can kick back with complimentary coffee, tea, water, or soda as stylists doll up 'dos with tailored cuts and colors backed by beauty products from Chi, Redken, and Moroccanoil. Skincare clients trust their complexions to the staff aesthetician, Kathy, who comes armed with Dermalogica products and her ability to beautify complexions with waxings, facials, or Mona Lisa face-painting kits.
At Coco Beach Tanning Salon, tanning savants strive to stay abreast of the latest bronzing techniques. Their fleet of tanning beds furnishes occupants with aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and a surround-sound system. For clients who prefer a UV-free glow, trained and certified spray-tan artists meticulously spritz skin with Norvell bronzing serum, which they customize to suit customers’ desired hue. Additionally, staff are happy to offer tanning tips for keeping skin as golden and smooth as King Midas’s pet porpoise.
Joy Franco draws on 24 years of experience to tend to clients’ hair in the sleek confines of Studio C & Spa. Joy is certified in advanced haircutting techniques by the Toni and Guy Academy and continues her education to stay up to date on the latest trends, techniques, and definitions of “scissors.” She has also served as a Clairol Professional–certified color educator for 14 years, gaining know-how that allows her to imbue strands with deep hues and eye-catching highlights.