Unique Tan's Smart Tan–certified staff members use their extensive knowledge to help color seekers pursue an optimal bronze glow at a trio of tanning salons. Guests step into private, standup Mystic spray-tan booths, where an automated system sprays a custom color solution filled with collagen and neutraceuticals across the body, much like a jaunt through a sprinkler but with even, perfect aim. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. Meanwhile, a fleet of UV beds equipped with gentle high-pressure bulbs, cooling systems, and individual music selections bronzes bodies in short bursts. Additionally, the Twilight Teeth whitening option can brighten smiles during tan sessions with easily affixed mouthpieces.
Santa Barbie helps women locate their "inner Barbie" with a stable of assorted beautification treatments. Emphasizing the feel-good effects of cosmetic concerns, owner and Santa Barbara native Kristen takes several of Santa Barbie's services on the road by offering tanning parties, during which mobile airbrush-tanning equipment allows revelers to jump on the bronzing bandwagon. Kristen also offers refreshing and age-defying facials and a variety of waxing services, keeping clients as youthful and smooth as baby Fonzie.
For the past seven years, The B Boutique's owner, Jamie, has been traveling to Brazil in search of bikinis. Lately, she's been kicking through the sands and surf of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or hanging around in São Paulo's Santos district. In these hot spots of South American beach fashion, she scopes out the latest trends, taking the best with her to hang from knotted driftwood racks at her boutique in Isla Vista. These colorful, skimpy bikinis bridge the gap between The B Boutique's retail and spa dimensions—in order to strut the bikinis with confidence, one must have a smooth, stubble-free body.
In private rooms, Jamie removes hair with a "no-scream cream" that minimizes discomfort for very sensitive skin that always cries at the end of Bambi. To give clients a midsummer glow, she mists them with Bronze Biologic's tanning solution—an organic formula derived from beet and sugar-cane extract and aloe vera. To round out her spa menu, Jamie spruces up fingers and toes with luxurious mani-pedis, submerging feet in aromatic whirlpool baths and massaging hands before lacquering nails with professional polishes.
The nautically-themed 19 Blue Salon and Spa soothes and beautifies visitors using organic, handmade products. Clients opting for the 90-minute mermaid organic facial will enjoy a deep-cleaning mask of botanicals, flower essences, and gem elixirs. A detoxifying sea-salt back scrub cracks down on impurities like waves on a clam, eventually yielding the purity of a pearl, while an invigorating massage frees up stiff torsos. The salon's skilled aesthetician also helps clients kick-start their inner health, bestowing dietary guidance and health supplements.
Bella Duran Salon and Spa's team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and master stylists replenish beauty stores and assuage stress with an arsenal of individually tailored treatments. During appointments, patrons sip or search for their futures inside complimentary Italian javas, organic teas, and champagnes while hair artisans rejuvenate manes with made-in-Milan Dikson products. Bella's Beaute Neuve facial uncovers brighter skinscapes with fruit acids and vitamin C, and anticellulite body wraps embrace physiques in skin-smoothing essential oils. Aestheticians uproot unwanted fuzz from head to toe with hypoallergenic Cirepil crystalline wax.