Island Glow looks more like an upscale day spa than a typical tanning salon. Ornate cabinetry, plush leather sofas, and boutique jewelry fill the spacious front waiting area. Upon arrival, a member of Island Glow's staff leads guests to one of the facility's private treatment rooms where clients choose from four different levels of tanning beds or opt for a customized, organic spray tan. They also offer a new, super express spray tanning solution that allows clients to shower in as little as one hour instead of the traditional 12-15 hours. Each member of the team is Smart Tan-certified, a distinction that means they've undergone a rigorous training program and can recite the alphabet backwards. They also help people look and feel their best by offering other treatments including teeth-whitening services, massages, and facials.
During more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Tracy Belknap experienced firsthand the positive effects beauty treatments can have on a woman's self-esteem. She helps bolster her clients' confidence with simple beauty solutions and has even seen women cry with joy after a single treatment, a reaction that only strengthened her resolve to found Lash Envy & Day Spa. Though she offers facials and other spa treatments, Tracy has a particular affinity for luxurious eyelash extensions, which she has been applying for the last seven years. The licensed eyelash specialist and her four other lash artists all rely on a steady hand and medical-grade glue to affix the single-strand lashes to 70% or 100% of natural lashes or to the full forehead.
Nails are given the royal treatment at this crimson-hued downtown studio, where a plush red-and-gold armchair awaits to coddle guests as they soak their feat in a pipe-less, flower-filled pedicure basin. Basic services see finger and foot tips pampered with their fair share of filing and buffing before digits are coated in the OPI polish of their choice, and those looking for extra indulgence may be massaged and moisturized with lemongrass-scented products by Get Fresh Spa. Nail Studio's technicians can also enhance each nail's natural beauty by applying acrylic tips, or swap out standard polish for Shellac or gel finishes that can last up to two weeks without chipping or turning into stone.
Redken color, Bioelements skincare, Mink lash extensions—these are just a few of the products that give natural beauty a helping hand inside Chakra Salon & Spa. During services, stylists consult with clients to determine the most flattering looks—be it through a new hue, dramatic cut, or makeup application.
In Asian Retreat And Nail Salon's stone manicures and pedicures, rocks take a starring role. Nail technicians ease tension from appendages with massaging stones, and handcrafted stones nestle between toes to stretch and relax the many muscles in each foot.