Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the trained tanning specialist over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
The extensively trained and certified technicians at Bahama Mama's Tanning have been helping guests to look their bronzed best for more than 14 years. Based on individual needs, the crew steers patrons towards a sunless VersaSpa experience or a variety of high-quality UV equipment, including traditional horizontal beds or vertical booths. The Ergoline Ambition 250 bed, for example, combines UV lamps and high-pressure facial bulbs with a cooling rotary foot fan. To enhance tans, staffers recommend products such as lotion made by Australian Gold, Jersey Shore's JWoww, and King Midas.
Rocks Blow Dry Bar is a salon with no scissors. Hair clippings have never graced its floors, and its sinks have never touched a drop of hair color. That's because Rocks Blow Dry Bar specializes in one simple, yet essential service: the blow dry. Whether they're there to freshen up for a night on the town or simply bask in the massage-like relaxation of a professional shampoo, visitors to Rocks Blow Dry Bar walk in with languishing locks and emerge in less than an hour with a shiny, tossable style customized to their tastes, whether it's voluminous and curly, stick straight, or a theoretical quantum state between the two. Beyond a standard wash and dry, stylists can add deep-conditioning treatments and soothing scalp massages, and even deck out clients with formal updos and makeup applications for upscale events.
Ralphann Forrest has worked as a beauty expert for over 22 years. She is a Licensed Esthetician/Esthetics Instructor and MAC Pro Makeup Artist. She is also the Editor/Director of Beyond Beauty Magazine, an upcoming Bridal Hair & Makeup publication. Clients include the Miss America Organization, Barbizon Modeling School, John Robert Powers, and more.
Licensed massage therapist Lisa Pinson uses her skill in a variety of massage modalities to craft customizable sessions for her clients. As soft music permeates a quiet, private room, Lisa uses Swedish, deep-tissue, and specialty raindrop-therapy techniques to purge bodies of pain or stress. Raindrop therapy combines the soothing strokes of Swedish massage with reflexology and aromatherapy using nine different essential oils. Lisa also unties chronically knotted muscles with therapeutic massage, which allows her clients to relax and recharge their batteries at a complimentary battery-charging station.
For Tammy D'Eramo, semi-permanent makeup isn't about vanity?it's about self-esteem and confidence for clients who might have difficulty applying makeup themselves. At Advanced Dermagraphics, Inc., she wields a steady hand to perform this intricate service, which she's mastered over more than 12 years in the business. As a licensed master permanent cosmetic practitioner/aesthetician, Tammy complements her makeup services with other clinical treatments: eyelash enhancement, facials, peels, masks, and skin needling, a nonsurgical skin-rejuvenation technique that stokes collagen production to fill wrinkles and camouflage scars naturally.