Tropical Sun Tanning owner Donyell Brown guides a team of tanning experts, massage therapists, and hairstylists as they help customers pursue overall beauty and wellness. Inside private rooms featuring warm wood accents, massage therapists employ the gliding strokes of Swedish massage and hot stones to ease tense muscles. Haircuts and color services revamp manes, whereas makeup applications prep customers for date nights. Patrons can obtain a tan while reclining in a tanning bed outfitted with a radio, standing in a tanning booth, or applying Norvell sunless spray-tan formula.
Beach City Tanning Company is a curator of golden skin tones, with an inventory of tanning beds that help patrons build and fine-tune a radiant complexion. The natural tans come courtesy of the spa’s selection of UV tanning beds, which includes five regular and two high-pressure beds, one of which boasts separate tanning bulbs for the face, shoulders, and arms. Beach City also offers Norvell spray tans that can last up to 10 days.
Norvell-certified technicians at 24K Airbrush Tanning Studio mist epidermises in a nontoxic tanning solution that smells of raspberries and almonds. This FDA-approved concoction contains DHA derived from a vegetable source—usually sugar beets—and can keep limbs bronze for five to seven days. The studio also keeps its shelves stocked with other UV-free tanning products, such as bronzers, pH-balanced gels, lotions, and body washes. Before leaving, clients can pop their newly caramel-colored toes into attention-grabbing Lori Jack flip-flops, which are encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
The owner of Aloha Tan Co., who learned spray-tanning technique from Jessica Simpson's personal makeup artist, has gotten lots of exposure for her work. That's because she has toured with ESPN bodybuilding competitions, keeping competitors' physiques golden-brown and highlighting muscle tone. At Aloha Tan Co., she draws from that high-profile experience to burnish skin tones with spritzes of tanning spray customized to each physique. Patrons can also get a glowing complexion in the spot's tanning bed.
Sunsations Tanning Salon, which has catered to beauty-pageant contestants such as Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, gilds limbs with three levels of tanning beds and airbrush tanning. Clients recline in a traditional or wide-body bronzing bed or stay vertical in a standup bed while inside a large private room.
In addition to tanning, Sunsations offers facials and massages by its aesthetician, Shea. During signature facials, Shea deeply cleanses pores to remove built-up dirt and grime and any glitter left over from New Year’s Eve. She also kneads bodies with custom massage techniques, releasing toxins and turning muscles into butter.
With the wisdom of more than 30 years of experience, hairstylist and owner Sheila oversees haircuts and styles at Absolutely You Salon & Spa. Sheila and her co-stylist, Greg, stay up-to-date on the latest trends with continuing-education classes and eagerly apply their new skills to updos, salon parties, and color treatments. An on-staff massage therapist supplements the salon services with Swedish and deep-tissue massages.