When it comes to getting a healthy glow, that big star at the center of the solar system doesn't always make it easy. For those who don't have the time to rotisserie themselves between breaks in the clouds, Paradise Tanning of Circle Pines offers an array of indoor bronzing options. That includes 11 lie-down tanning beds and one stand-up unit for the horizontally averse, where epidermal shades darken in 12- to 20-minute sessions. Meanwhile, Mystic Tan spray tans deliver beach-ready beautification in a fraction of that time, bronzing bodies in a up and down airbrush motion that takes mere seconds. Once bodies have adopted their new golden glow, Paradise Tanning helps them develop the confidence to show it off by offering seaweed, dry-mineral, and collagen-enriched aloe vera body wraps, which flush away internal poisons and cellulite and help tighten skin.
At Advanced Cosmetic Skin Care Clinic and Advanced Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery, a staff of medical and aesthetic experts transform clients with a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Mahjouri, a plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience, specializes in face lifts and tummy tucks but also provides medical direction of the skin care arm of the operation. Directed by Sussan Mahjouri, leads a group of licensed aestheticians who provide clients with innovative and safe treatments including peels, microdermabrasion, photo facials, and laser hair-reduction treatments.
The beauty team at Villager Salon and Spa pampers and primps clients in a combined spa and salon setting. On the salon side of the facility, a small band of experienced hair stylists with years of experience bestows hair sculptures with a parade of high-end hair and beauty products by Paul Mitchell, Coppola, and Kenra. Villager's equally tight-knit spa technicians carry out their own collection of services, each with a diverse skill set that encompasses trigger-point massage techniques, waxing, and the use of hot stones for massages and extreme juggling.
Hair Trinity Salon's staff describes its workplace as a "family-friendly salon," where it invites clients of all ages to commission styles. The diversity of these potential looks is evident in the studio's portfolio, whose offerings range from cobalt-blue stripes on a white pixie cut to intricately woven updos. Once they have chosen a look, clients sit in black-leather salon chairs beneath studio lighting, while a stylist cossets their hair with products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Eufora.
Depending on the season, Totally Tan's clients might give off a glow that has nothing to do with the Minnesota chain's bronzing equipment. Every year, the company launches a massive food drive that contributes thousands of pounds of staples to local food banks.
It's all possible with the help of of a loyal customer base that's been coming since 1999. During that time, the tanning technology has gotten ever faster and smoother. Today, all the beds are tricked out with high-pressure facial tanners, and customers can even check out a pair of earbuds to control their own playlist as they tan. Upon arrival, they step into spick and span tanning suites stocked with fresh towels, sanitized goggles, and even a refreshing butter mint.
Posh22 Salon and Spa may be owned by two master stylists, but this place is about much more than hair. That's largely because these stylists surround themselves with aestheticians and massage therapists who are also masters in their respective fields.
One trait the whole team shares is a passion for beauty, whether they're highlighting hair or brightening complexions with facials. Many of the treatments here go above and beyond what you might expect; aside from the traditional massage modalities, for example, there's a unique variety for expectant mothers that simulates the natural motions of labor.