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.
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.
Best pals Tonya and Gwen, the “bestiez” of Bestiez Bronze & Browz, invite clients into their studio for all things threading and tanning. Certified in Aviva Labs sunless tanning, the duo bequeaths sun-shy skin with flawlessly bronzed tones using the organic Aviva Labs formula. Made from just 13 ingredients, Aviva Labs’ sunless-tanning serum trades in harsh chemicals for completely alcohol-, fragrance-, and oil-free ingredients, making it an ideal solution for all clients, including those with sensitive skin. After a spray-tan session in-studio—or a spray-tan party at home—Tonya and Gwen twist and turn a sturdy piece of thread across the brows, resulting in perfectly groomed half moons or any desired letters of the alphabet.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
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.