With locations throughout California, including LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Inland Empire, Ventura County, and Orange County, the knowledgeable staffers at Planet Beauty stock the store?s shelves with enough top-quality beauty products to outfit a regiment of beauticians. Guided by experience as aestheticians, stylists, and makeup artists, they help guests navigate the roster of premium brands, which includes bad-hair-day-banishing products from Frederic Fekkai and K?rastase. Skincare potions from Peter Thomas Roth clear facial canvases before applications of Smashbox blush brighten cheeks or Divaderme lash extender make eyelashes visible from orbit.
Inside Tropical Tan, it only takes one minute for a person to look like he or she spent an entire day at the beach. The stand-up Mystic Tan booth coats bodies from head-to-toe in a UV-free tanning solution, which darkens skin to a custom hue. Alternatively, visitors can opt for a traditional bed or a European-style "No-Burn" bed. The latter, which tans clients either standing up or lying down, bronzes skin without the use of UVB rays. To add a personalized touch to tanning sessions, Tropical Tan's staff can recommend tanning creams from the likes of John Abat? and other designer brands. They'll also special order products not in stock, provided they exist outside of a person's imagination.
As explained by the epidermal experts at Access Zen Mind Body Skin, skin is the barrier between our environment and the rest of the body, working hard to keep toxins and illness at bay. Therefore, the spa's treatments employ a wide m?lange of both natural and clinical-grade potions. The goal is to restore health, which inspires a glowing complexion from the inside.
Some treatment ingredients are best known as foods; facials incorporate honey, teas, yogurt, cucumber, and aloe, for example, while Belgian waffles are used in lieu of terrycloth towels. Pulp culled from in-season citrus fruits, such as oranges and sweet limes, impart antioxidants. Services also include oxygen facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments, along with ultrasound cavitation that help slim silhouettes.
The Tannery's staff airbrushes clients with organic tanning spray. Not only is this spray customized to each client's skin type, it also contains no parabens or melted pennies. The formula dries quickly with no off-putting odor, and imparts a sun-kissed color to skin that can last up to 10 days. Customers can also enhance their bronze skin with sessions at the wax bar, where staff members lift away unwanted body hair with European hard and soft wax.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
At the Tanning Spa, staff members harness King Midas?s gilded touch with custom airbrushing, Mystic spray tans, and a slew of UV beds. Sessions take place in private treatment rooms, fully stocked with chilled or heated aromatherapy towels, bathrobes, and Bose speakers for blasting favorite tunes or bingo calls. The spa?s automated Mystic booth spritzes bodies with a skin-dimming blend of aloe vera, DHA, and optional bronzer, or custom hues come courtesy of trained airbrush techs and Infinity Sun formula. For UV veneers, a diverse collection of tanning beds, including the Magic 636, swaddles upright or prone clients in bulbs culled from the sun's tulip fields.