With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
"I want to make this world beautiful, inside and out," says Courtney Hurley, owner of Ravished Beauties. She strives toward this goal armed with lipsticks, blushes, and eyelash extensions, primping brides-to-be, models, and the doppelgangers that live inside mirrors. At Ravished Beauties, she teaches aspiring makeup artists the tricks of the trade and oversees a team of stylists and aestheticians who prettify clients hair and nails in addition to their skin, grooming guests with individual salon services as well as pampering packages.
Although floral paintings and patterned fabrics accentuate TRU Skin Therapy’s contemporary décor, they aren’t the only eye-catching elements of the spa. Anti-aging LED therapy, Thermage, and ultrasonic exfoliation machines line the center’s treatment rooms, where they smooth wrinkles and obliterate sunspots. Aside from technologically advanced gadgetry, specialists also rely on medical-strength facial peels and Société Clinical Skincare products to erase blemishes before they form a bull’s eye for cream pies. Visitors can also relax at the hands of a massage therapist capable of performing various body-kneading techniques, including customized prenatal and hot seashell massages.
The instructors at Spray Tan Education bestow students with the know-how and certification necessary to perform airbrush tanning and teeth-whitening services. During efficient four-hour tanning courses, students soak up lessons in skin types, equipment, and tanning products, as well as marketing and advertising tips to use when starting their own mobile tanning or whitening business. Teeth-whitening courses teach how to assess enamel shades, how LED blue light technology works, and how to prepare clients for treatments. Instructors in both courses guide learners with plenty of hands-on training.