North Star Body Bar’s aesthetically driven specialists embellish epidermal expanses with a menu of services that darken, smooth, and soothe skin. During slimming body wraps, an aesthetician performs dry-brush exfoliation with a cheerful sea anemone, before swaddling physiques in algae, seaweed, mud, or clay to firm the skin and oust toxins. Endermologie treatments rely on rollers and suction devices to undo dimples throughout the body, and red-light therapy improves skin tone and eases aches. Beach House Tanning, North Star's body-bronzing area, houses a variety of tanning beds that help bodies produce more vitamin D. Tanners eschewing UV rays can yield their pelts to a sunless spray tan that imbues skin in golden hues without needing a chest bump from King Midas.
At the three locations of Sun Care Spray Tan & Skin Care Salon, customers use sunless spray booths, light therapy, and tanning beds to help get toned and bronzed. Beds of varying strengths and Mystic Tan booths allow customers to add color to their skin without napping on freshly painted benches in the park, and beds filled with pink-glowing bulbs help to tone skin. The salon's red-light therapy aims to painlessly promote circulation, fortify cellular walls in order to increase firmness, and banish eczema, stretch marks, and acne, while the hydration steam pod helps cleanse the skin and promote moisture retention.
At Glow Spray Tan Boutique, clients acquire a tawny glow sans UV rays, thanks to helpful spray technicians armed with a vegan, eco-certified bronzing solution. During 30-minute spray-tan sessions, seasoned spritzers utilize a spray imbued with DHA—a colorless sugar derived from beets and honey pots stolen from absentminded bears. The formula reacts with proteins in the skin to create a radiant, natural-looking tan. After conferring with clients to select the ideal hue based on their individual skin tones, staff members carefully administer the tanning solution by hand. After a five-minute dry time, freshly gilded patrons saunter back into the outside world to sport their sunless radiance for up to 10 days. Glow Spray Tan Boutique administers these services from within spray suites outfitted with privacy curtains, gold wall coverings, and bouncers charged with barring entrance to party crashers from the ultraviolet end of the spectrum.
Whether through UV beds or paraben-free tanning solutions, Soleil Tanning and Skin Care helps clients reach and maintain beach-worthy skin year-round. Customers can choose from an arsenal of premium- and velocity-level tanning beds, each tucked away in private rooms and designed to effortlessly bronze skin without the nuisance of sunbathing or sleeping next to an open oven. Meanwhile, Mystic spray tan booths airbrush pale complexions with a paraben-free and customized tanning spray. After their session, clients can amble into a private spa room for a Brazilian wax or lash tint, or head to the lobby to pick up a variety of products, such as Sanitas anti-aging skincare serums or a bottle of Twilight Teeth—a tooth-whitening gel that brightens smiles during the UV-tanning process.
Aestheticians, massage therapists, and professional nurses—together they form a beauty-imbuing dream team and comprise the staff of Tan Rio. This makes the bronzing boutique uniquely suited to administer a sweeping range of beauty services. Tanning specialists stand by to guide clients through three levels of powerful UV beds, ensuring safe, gentle coloring sessions, whereas spray-tan technicians forgo UV rays and opt instead to airbrush bodies with sun-free tanning solution. Armed with a diverse repertoire of massage styles, professional muscle menders soothe tired bodies and chase away stress, using therapeutic, sports, and hot-stone treatments. Registered nurses, meanwhile, extend their expertise into med-spa services such as Botox injections and tattoo removal. This versatile staff even offers an innovative ear-stapling treatment, which may help curb stubborn cravings for junk food and lifelong crushes on Mickey Rooney.
Named Best Waxing in the Weekly AlibiM ’s Best of Burque 2012, 2011, and 2010, Brazilian Waxing Boutique is wholly dedicated to enhancing the health and beauty of skin. Inside, licensed aestheticians and expert speed waxers wield stubble-shunning, never-double-dipped wax to banish peach fuzz in a flash, extending their sleekifying prowess beyond the bikini line to thwart unwanted threads on the back, chest, brows, and limbs. Various facials buff and peel away imperfections such as uneven tone or leftover barbecue sauce and include a complimentary eyebrow tweezing and face massage. Finally, once skin is looking smooth, airbrush tanning ensures it's truly ready to hit the beach by misting it with a solution that boasts the bronzing equivalent of six tanning-bed sessions or seven minutes in heaven with the sun.