If you hang around outside Distinctive Tan, you might notice a trend: everyone leaving the building has great-looking skin. At both locations, clients can get a custom bronze in either a UV tanning bed?of which the facilities offer a diverse array?or within Mystic Tan airbrush booths. But tanning isn't the only focus of the salons, which have been in business for more than 20 years. Their knowledgeable, Smart Tan?certified staff also supplies WhiteICE teeth-whitening kits and administers red-light therapy, a treatment designed to firm skin and minimize wrinkles wrought by age or time spent trying to impersonate an accordion.
A melding of calming Eastern therapies and restorative Western technologies soothes bone sheaths at the warm, inviting Spa Mercer. Today's deal welcomes clients to one of the spa's rejuvenating one-hour body services. The Chinese body scrub opens your pores to a pair of miraculous cleansing mitts and thousands of years of exfoliation tradition (a $65 value). Relax and unwind as the expert scrubber sweeps away dead cells and cobwebs; meanwhile, marvel as the mitts' motivating motions stimulate your lymphatic system into body-detoxifying gymnastics, leaving the body feeling silky smooth and tender. Alternately, the rebalancing body wrap (a $69 value) merges massage and herbal oil therapy to expertly attack stress, jet lag, and general tension. Unlike zipping yourself up in a sleeping bag packed with melted Almond Joys, the process simultaneously hydrates and re-energizes the skin. Spa Mercer's friendly, welcoming atmosphere is accentuated by the hospitable certified aestheticians and body bufferers, who take the time to listen to your pores' needs and demo tapes. If further dermal repairs beckon your vessel, present your Groupon and the spa deckhands will happily take 15% off any of their massage services. Call to make your appointment.
Dulce Lash Lounge outfits eyes with 300 lash types that vary by material, thickness, curve, length, and color. During the noninvasive procedure, semipermanent extensions are attached to the client’s own lashes using safe surgical glue, yielding a voluminous look without the mess of mascara. Clients also can solicit Dulce’s other indulgent spa services, such as chemical peels and detoxifying body wraps. Additionally, the lounge's lash experts offer training—covering technique, safety, and hygiene, among other subjects—to those who are pursuing certification in eyelash-extension application.
Parlor Elan ensures its aestheticians are more than qualified by putting each of its employees through three months of rigorous training. By the time they hit the floor, Parlor Elan’s team knows how to use cutting-edge technology to spruce up appearances. They apply permanent makeup, embellish eyes with lash extensions, and darken hues with spray tans.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.