An upscale walk-in tanning salon, Palm Beach Mega Tan brightens skin tones washed out by winter with 10 rigorously maintained tanning beds and a brand new Mystic HD spray-tan booth. The Mystic HD (heating and drying) spray-tan system (a $19.95 value/session) customizes colour levels based on clients' hue desires. The booth heats skin to maximize product absorption and the sense of being hugged by a freshly baked cookie before an airbrush sweeps side to side during four applications. MagneTan technology ensures even bronzing, and a continual current of warm air keeps the body dry and reduces the risk of streaking and the need to towel off afterward. The paraben-free, aloe-based mists infuse epidermises with DHA that reacts with proteins on the skin to instantly create a golden-brown colour while nourishing skin with ingredients such as green-tea extract. Results from each session last about four to five days, or roughly enough time to crash eight wedding conventions.
DJ's Tanning Salon's tropical paintings, warm yellow walls, and palm-tree logo whisk guests away to sun-kissed beaches. Even the doors to its private tanning rooms evoke vacation—each has an exotic name such as Cancun, South Beach, or Caprona, The Land That Time Forgot. Staff members help clients choose the proper tanning beds and times to bronze skin. Date- and beach-ready exteriors can receive further enhancement through manicures and pedicures, as a skilled nail tech polishes phalanges with french or Shellac finishes. To keep faces fuzz-free, they also carefully wax unwanted tufts from eyebrows, chins, and lips.
Relying on old-fashioned methods of food preparation, the crew at Classic Fish and Chips LTD prepares just about everything on the menu by hand and in-house. Cabbage is shredded right there in the kitchen before being mixed into coleslaw, and fresh potatoes are sliced into slivers for french fries. The fryers sizzle with fish and scallops covered in fresh-made batter. The throwback vibe extends to the decor. Classic movie posters from the 1950s and ‘60s hang on the walls, and a vintage-style jukebox pumps out tunes and subliminal messages urging patrons to vote for Adlai Stevenson.
For the staff at The Sun Room, keeping clients comfortable is just as important as making them look fantastic. And after more than 28 years of business, they've gotten a pretty good handle on how to do just that. It starts with the interior aesthetics, where tropical colors blend with natural wood intended to make clients, in the staff's words, "feel like they've drifted away to some tropical paradise." These decorative touches set a tranquil scene where visitors can relax during tanning sessions, teeth-whitening treatments, and slimming body wraps.
There are also plenty of creature comforts. Like the area directly between a glacier and a volcano, the salon stays a perfect 20 degrees Celcius. Additionally, the team makes sure each client gets complimentary eyewear, deodorant, towels, and the option to listen to music during their sessions.
Total Touch Skincare Clinic's aestheticians rely primarily on two gentle techniques to reveal smooth, youthful skin all over the body and remedy medical conditions such as rosacea. Beauty treatments ranging from nail care to massage incorporate products from the Dr. Hauschka skincare line, whose all-natural formulas strive to balance complexions and promote renewal with biodynamic, organic, and wild-harvested botanicals. Laser technology does double duty, stimulating changes at the cellular level to create a clear skin with an even tone and firm texture, and zapping veins and body hair attempting to mimic Stan Van Gundy's moustache without damaging surrounding tissue.