The Smart Tan–certified team at Tan de Soleil assists clients in getting the best out of their experiences by keeping immaculate tanning studios stocked with modern tanning beds and spray-tan booths. Before customers slip into a KBL lay-down bed or a Sun Capsule VHR stand-up unit, the staff provides them with sanitized protective eyewear and towels. They also change the bulbs in those beds regularly to keep them at optimal tanning efficiency.
For UV-free tans, the crew educates its guests about the use of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths for custom tans with solutions that moisturize and nourish skin. These tanning booths can gild tanners in about 60 seconds, but for those who wish to take their time, the studios come equipped with a vanity area. In there, guests lounge and use supplied nail files, hairspray, gel, and beauty products to get ready for the rest of their days. The space also allows for phone conversations so customers don’t have to feel intrusive when making personal calls or leaving in-your-face messages on King Midas’s voicemail.
The staff at Plaza 101 Salon and Spa helps clients look their best from crown to toenail, cultivating elegant looks amid stately surroundings of exposed brick and mahogany furnishings. In addition to trimming wayward strands, the stylists can invent a dramatic new look by using highlights or lowlights to add depth and dimension. The salon's massage therapist designs custom sessions that can incorporate a mélange of Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, myofascial-release, and reiki therapies in order to address each individual's needs. While the nail technicians beautify digits with the rejuvenating benefits of paraffin dips and Dead Sea salt, Dr. Debra Mowery steps in to offer physician-supervised cosmetic procedures, including injectable dermal fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions that can improve the skin's tone, texture, and bioluminescent capabilities.
From its own sleek, minimalistic decor to the deep bronze hues that clients leave with, Cocoa Tanning Studio is all about looking good. At each location, customers step into UV tanning beds, and standup booths and emerge with even tans. Each ergonomically designed capsule is outfitted with eco-friendly bulbs and an MP3 plug-in, so tanners can relax while listening to Top 40 hits or an LP of auto-tuned cicada chirps. Guests can also lounge in the salon's infrared carbon sauna, which soothes aches and rejuvenates the body with infrared light. Tanning lotions from Australian Gold, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty are on hand to enhance any UV-based tanning session. Cocoa Tanning Studio also offers other services such as teeth-whitening.
In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans?all of whom tan at the studio?have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. One of Vancouver's largest selections of indoor tanning products lines the walls of the studio, aiding those in pursuit of the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.
Kix Tanning's Smart Tan–certified staffers help patrons achieve natural-looking bronzes with a choice of five levels of UV beds and two sunless-tanning options. Tanning contraptions in private rooms await guests in the form of beds and the max stand-up booth, which plays stereo music and blows cool air at 22 miles per hour, much like the contented yeti sighing. The AutoBronzer spray-tan booths darken physiques with three-second bursts of DHA tanning solution, or certified technicians can apply spray tans by hand wielding an airbrush. Ergoline Beauty Angel booths use red-light therapy to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite, as well as improving circulation.
David and Joan Kelders first opened Jason David Hair Studio in the late '80s. Nearly a decade later, they moved next door to the Metropolitan Hotel, where they've cut and styled hair ever since. David draws on 47 years of tress-tending experience to helm a team of skilled stylists, whereas Joan handles the front desk six days a week. Under their direction, the salon purveys hair and makeup treatments, such as cuts, color, and Brazilian blowouts, as well as tanning services, which make use of a Sun Capsule booth to darken skin, as opposed to a paintball gun loaded with navy-blue pellets.