Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays—the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
A Touch of Class Day Spa's experienced staff, led by 15-year veteran aesthetician Melody Rosenberg, beautifies bodies from face to foot with sundry nail, skin, and hair services. Skincare products from Dermalogica and Dermaware moisturize and exfoliate visages during soothing facials, and Youngblood mineral cosmetic products can embellish nails with vivid polishes or be used to scrawl foreboding messages on bathroom mirrors. Aromatherapeutic spa pedicures delight olfactory senses while pampering phalanges, and LED skin therapy improves blemishes and reduces wrinkles with cell-specific wavelengths.
Rebecca is good at repairs. As a nail technician at The Last Tangle Salon and Spa, she’s handled broken nails, cracked acrylic nails, and poorly maintained cuticles. She keeps polish chip-free for up to two weeks with shellac manicures and keeps bears distracted by equipping hikers and other clients with glitter acrylics. Rebecca works alongside a team of beauty technicians who reduce the appearance of fine lines or dry skin with a variety of facials. They also cut, color, and condition hair.
The trained technicians at Elite Solutions help clients with a variety of hair-loss countermeasures. These professionals match pates with wearable systems by Virtual Reality or Virtuesse or natural human-hair extensions by Great Lengths and UltraStrands. The clinic's cold-laser treatments help slow down hair loss while making existing locks stronger and healthier. Alternatively, Revivogen topical products reduce the production of DHT, block androgen receptors, and make heads more tousle-able.
Twelve-year-old Maria Biundo lifts her little sister onto the top of a hamper in their parents' bathroom. She leans in, bringing her face close to the 8-year-old tot's, as she begins to work—sweeping blush across cheeks, shadow over eyelids, and a vibrant hue on lips. After the transformation is complete, Maria steps back to observe her sister's beautified features, and a broad smile spreads across both their faces. The right makeup, she realizes, can make one feel good inside and out. Today, Maria—now a licensed aesthetician—designs the services at Escape & Unwind Salon Spa to emphasize beauty's uplifting effects. She brings homemade chocolate-chip cookies into work each day, pressing them upon clients between facials, massages, manicures, and waxing and makeup services. She also insists that her team undergoes training with reps from skincare and makeup lines such as Jan Marini, Moroccanoil, and DermaQuest to ensure they're using the latest beauty techniques. For maximum pampering, she even hires a professional chef to cater services for bridal parties and other groups with light, healthy food.
Powered by friendly, automated furbishing machines, Planet Beach Contempo Spa rejuvenates physiques as it shuttles minds to futuristic states of refreshment. Founder Stephen Smith established the franchise's inaugural shop in the space vacated by a down-and-out tanning salon called Electric Beach. After tweaking the name to reflect his dream of creating an otherworldly relaxation haven, he opened the doors and began filling New Orleans with tanned bodies.
Today, Planet Beach patrons can pop in for much more than just tanning; services such as red-light therapy accost wrinkles with infrared photons designed to stimulate collagen production, and UV therapy can boost moods and darken skin, much like showering with a bar of chocolate. Clients can also detoxify with the hydration capsule, which saturates bodies with waves of steam that can open pores. Bolstered by a line of beauty-enhancing products, aesthetic treatments such as custom airbrush tanning and teeth whitening make outer shells glow brighter than an embarrassed quasar.