Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
Desert Sun Tanning's FormoStar body wraps radiate infrared heat onto the limbs and torso in order to boost metabolism and accelerate the burning of fat. During the 50-minute treatment, clients can adjust the body wrap's temperature to suit their levels of heat tolerance and pyromania. The heat from the wrap helps alleviate muscle pain, promotes calorie burning without muscle or lung fatigue, and stimulates the lymphatic system. The sweating that the treatment induces in users is also thought to exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Clear Choice specializes in many med-spa procedures including treatments for hair removal, rosacea, leg veins, wrinkles, as well as sun damage/sun spots and many other skin conditions. The choice is clear, Clear Choice for clear skin!
Blush Day Spa, which opened in the latter part of 2013, assembles a crack team of skilled professionals. They offer a full range of services including facials, waxing, mani-pedis, Botox, and massage. Co-owners Andrea and Rashelle specialize in skincare, and their partner Stacy focuses on the nailcare and nail art, applying CND additives to create one sparkly accent nail or a full set of eye-catching tips that attract more attention than screaming, "You're all aliens!" in a movie theater. The Spa's massage therapist Farron says she takes joy from helping people relax, using reflexology and the aid of hot basalt stones. "I love to loosen tight muscles and stretch around the upper back and neck area," she says. "Everyone I see is tight and tense in [that] area."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage
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When Frenchy accidentally tinted her hair pink in Grease, she hid her curls under a handkerchief in embarrassment. When Megan Reimer colors someone's hair pink, it's a fashion-forward look her clients are eager to flaunt. Megan has a lot of fun experimenting with different styles of ombre color, a technique she has executed with bold pinks and purples, as well as more natural hues. With hair color, she feels she can really help clients invigorate their style, which she says is one of the things she loves so much about her profession, aside from the easy access to spinning chairs.
She also specializes in formal styles, and each year she looks forward to the start of wedding and prom season. Beyond creating intricate updos, she completes special-occasion styles with her makeup applications. As part of the team at Salon Centré, Megan works with innovative product lines such as Redken Chromatics, an ammonia-free line of hair color, and Pravana Perfection SmoothOut treatments, a formaldehyde-free keratin formula.