The tanning specialists and aestheticians at Glistening Goddesses harbor a wealth of collective salon experience and a shared belief that shimmering skin should not be reserved for golden statuettes. Their menu of services reflects this belief with its assortment of spray tans, facials, and waxing treatments customized to individual skin types and tones. Organic tanning solutions—applied meticulously by hand to the face or body—adhere to skin for up to seven days. Newly minted tans literally sparkle with the addition of “shimmer shots,” spray-on applications of body glitter designed to reflect the light of flashbulbs and oncoming headlights. Aside from facial and body treatments, the spa hosts cosmetics classes that teach students the tricks of the makeup trade.
A styling stalwart in downtown Providence, Impulse Hair Design keeps manes sparkling and fresh with a full range of services. Grooming guru John Sepe heads a team of skilled skull-top sculptors, including professionals who have honed their craft under Paul Mitchell’s top stylists and a former Miss USA hair and makeup artist. After clients blinded by overgrown fringes get comfy inside the contemporary studio, staffers can help them decide between cutting-edge coiffures or 18th-century pompadours. The highly trained scissor samurais tame wild forests of follicles into flowing streams of luscious locks with sword-like precision before styling freshly chopped crops into brushable, washable works of art. For those who take advantage of the discount on color services, the salon also boasts a rainbow of options to update dull ‘dos. Colorists use Redken and Framesi products to paint hirsute canvases with bold new shades ($60+), dramatic highlights ($80+), and abstract expressionist watercolor murals.
Golden Tans gives the gift of self-gilding via high-quality equipment that is routinely kept meticulously clean for customer safety and satisfaction. Tannable parts can get special attention during each VHR Supersonic tanning session where a stand-up stall, unlike a carnival dunking booth filled with melted buffalo pennies, safely bronzes bodycoats in as few as seven minutes. The facility’s friendly staff members are happy to assist in any of the client’s six chosen marinating session, and each employee comes trained and certified in the ancient art of tanology. Put a shiny spring in your skin's step before spring begins with the thorough tanning of Golden Tans.
DHA and erythrulose may sound foreign, but are both actually natural substances derived from beets, sugar cane, and glycerin. At Bali Glow Sunless Tanning Co, spray-tanning artists spritz a mist infused with these elements over skin to create an even, summery glow. They match the hue to each client's complexion, ensuring a natural look. The sessions take place in comfortable, private treatment rooms, and can target the entire body, the upper or lower body, or just the face.
Airbrush Tanning Company's Cheryl Dumas harnesses Norvell sunless-tanning spray and a decade of airbrushing experience to create custom, flawless gildings. Cheryl carefully controls the tanning spray's trajectory with a misting wand, coating corporeal shells in a DHA formula that forges natural-looking tans and instills customers with empathy for pennies. Completed in the seclusion of a private room, each personalized 15-minute session contours to individuals' curves and infuses skin with glistening highlights that last for up to seven days. Immediately after the treatment, clients can marvel at their newly bronzed exteriors, but it can take up to eight hours for color to fully develop and learn the finer points of peekaboo.