Motivated by a desire to provide a safe alternative to the damaging rays of tanning beds, the mother-daughter duo behind HealthiTan became certified spray-tan techs and began sheathing physiques with custom formulas that both darken and nourish the skin. As clients stand inside tent-like booths, the pair mists bodies with antioxidant-rich South Seas tanning solutions. The paraben-free elixirs come in seven shades, from a fair tint that suggests an occasional stroll in the sun to a dark hue that hints at a recent vacation to Venus. Techs spray bodies in a custom shade, accenting curves with the Star Quality Spa Treatment organic solution that is used in Hollywood and can last 7-10 days as long as clients don't fall into vats at the Wite-Out factory. Though the duo goes to lengths to provide a high level of service to all of their clients, VIP umbrella and heated-tent services are available for the client's convenience, and wedding parties or other groups are welcome. HealthiTan backs its convictions by regularly contributing to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
By helping soothe tense, tightly knotted muscles throughout the body, Shear Art of Massage helps clients focus their thoughts on personal healing and growth. The therapists can use one of two specialized modalities to provide such relief. Long, flowing Swedish strokes target tension near the surface, gently kneading the muscles and promoting a sense of calm and peace. Alternatively, deep-tissue sessions can help by applying a bit more pressure to any knots that the therapist finds lurking beneath the surface or masquerading as a third gallbladder.
Celestial Sands is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Celestial Sands operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Starz Spa's skincare experts embrace professional body treatments as an integral facet of daily skincare and works to keep corporeal complaints at bay with services designed to rejuvenate the body whenever it needs a lift. All types of skin perk up under a deluge of Bioelements products, custom masks, and moisturizers as aestheticians concoct individualized treatments for the face and body. On the other side of the spa, massage therapists loosen muscle knots with a repertoire of nine modalities. Energy-balancing reflexology treats the whole body through reflex areas in the feet, aromatherapy draws on volatile plant materials and other fragrant compounds to soothe the senses, and Swedish-style sports massages help muscles recover from sprinting toward finish lines or slouching in huddles.
Everybody’s skin is different; as a result, everybody’s personal tanning needs are different. That’s why Always Tan offers Norvell sunless spray tans, which are customized to clients’ shade preferences to give them natural-looking body color. The Norvell process takes about 15 minutes, and tans continue to develop in richness over 24 hours, much like the long-lost relatives of lottery winners. In addition to sunless tanning, the studio provides clients with the option of four levels of UV tanning and carries tanning products and lotions from brands such as Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Supre Tan.
Owner Lesli Grabill leads the talented team at Flhair in crafting ’dos that draw influence from contemporary styles. During haircuts for both men and women, experienced hands—including those of an American Crew–certified stylist—snip strands and build them into stylish new structures that match clients' mental blueprints. Colorists can imbue hair with a brand-new hue or add dimension with a smattering of highlights. Flhair also lightens facial burdens with waxing services in an effort to smooth out skin and effectively reduce drag before important headbanging competitions.