Baking in the sun can lead to premature wrinkles and skin cancer. With this knowledge in mind, Tabatha Reece founded H-2 Glow Spray Tanning. Reece wanted her customers to be able to get a convenient tan and feel confident without the hassle or dangers of other forms of tanning. In her organic spray-tan solutions, she uses vitamins, plant extracts, and other anti-aging properties. After each session, skin is glowing, hydrated, and healthy. Before entering the booth, Reece helps each client feel relaxed and secure to avoid any Ross Geller moments.
The stylists, skin soothers, massage therapists, and nail and makeup artists at Lavish Salon and Day Spa have seen their fair share of media buzz. So has owner, master stylist, and senior Goldwell hair-color educator Samantha Murguia, whose color-correction skills found themselves under the spotlight on ModernSalon.com. In 2010, OCFamily.com editor Susan Belknapp blogged that not only was her Brazilian Blowout with Murguia "a relaxing, fast-moving treatment," but also that she found the result to be "fantastic." Murguia and her team have also been featured multiple times in Inland Empire Magazine and, in 2011, graced CBS’s list of LA’s Best Blow-Drys.
Perhaps the high praise is a result of the expertise with which Murguia's crew performs their services. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they keep a close eye on the latest youthful trends. The staff includes a teen blogger who has her finger on the pulse of the beauty industry, and the salon has been accepting donations of gently used dresses, shoes, and accessories to help girls attend the prom in style. They have even offered teen makeup tutorials that explain how to complement natural facial features and use a smartphone’s blush-administering app.
Inside The Tanning Spa, clients can step into a host of tanning beds, including standup, high-pressure tanning systems from brands such as Sun Italia. Clients in search of a sunless tan can opt for custom airbrush tanning using the Infinity Sun system, or choose to get a Mystic Tan with or without bronzer. Skin can also be beautified through Lumiere facial rejuvenation that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as evens out skin pigmentation.
Hair Loft's experienced salon artists enhance hairdos with a menagerie of cut and color services fueled by Paul Mitchell products. The precision cut kicks off as skilled hands wash expectant follicles in a cleansing shampoo treatment. A five-minute massage stimulates scalps as much as a tale of a legendary fountain of hats, and a wet cut trims down lengthy and rebellious hairs to sculpt coiffure personalized to the wishes of each patron. Banished water retreats at the behest of a blow dryer before a final dry cut frames faces by allowing the stylist to see what the finished hair masterpiece will look like in headshots and Play-Doh busts.
The staff members at Hollywood Tans guide clients to the best tanning options for their skin types. In addition to the high-performance stand-up tanning booths, they also offer UV-free tanning options such as Mystic Tan and custom airbrushing.
Most stylists spend their days removing unwanted hair. Jennifer is a whiz at trendy cuts, but she is also quite adept at adding hair where it's desired. She helps her clients with chemically and thermally damaged hair repair, rejuvenate, and even regrow locks with laser-light hair-therapy treatments. Each session works by blanketing heads with a hovering hood outfitted with low-level laser diodes that stimulate cell activity and blood flow to the scalp.