Caribbean Island Tanning Center lives up to its tropical name in a literal way, bringing the best of summer indoors with its sandy beach, decorative palm trees, and vibrant collection of blue and yellow beach huts. The salon’s beachy vibe doesn’t end there, as more than 20 tanning units imbue skin with a bronze hue ready-made for an island vacation. Alongside a Mystic Tan booth with three levels of sunless tanning solutions, the salon features comfortable lie-down beds that harness UV rays to promote a healthy glow. Special leg tanners regulate uneven thigh tones, and a UV teeth-whitening system casts the sun’s light on smiles and pasty tooth fairies.
Luz Pinto knows what looks good when it comes to nails, and she's happy to share that expertise with her customers. At Elysium Massage of Old Saybrook, the resident nail technician buffs fingernails and toenails, shapes cuticles, and sweeps vibrant colors across nails in regular or gel form. She also customizes looks with nail art, granting clients new ways to express themselves.
At Shear Madness, fierce 'dos complement fierce decor, including leopard-print walls and a leopard painting hung above the reception desk. The big cat's sleek and powerful appearance inspires the fashions that stylists create—keratin treatments result in smooth, soft hair, and highlights add flattering dimension and shadows. Products by Paul Mitchell and TIGI help the team as they trim, blow-dry, and color strands, channeling 38 years of styling experience. And like leopards, they keep late hours.