In her private chamber within Heidi's, Nicole Cereghino is cataloging all of the ingredients found in beauty products that clog pores. The list is long and full of surprises such as algae extract, cocoa butter, and spackle, but Cereghino has devoted her business, Pure Radiance Revealed, to restoring skin's healthy glow without them. Instead, she relies on fruit enzymes and natural acids to gently buff away dead and damaged tissue during her six specialty facials. Particle-free diamond microdermabrasion furthers this goal with minimal irritation to the skin, and soft, LED light and microcurrent technology promote cellular renewal below the surface for a firmer, more youthful complexion. To help showcase the radiant complexions that result from her treatments, she also removes unwanted hair with the targeted rays of an Elos laser instead of staring at the hair long enough to make follicles get uncomfortable and leave.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.
The Beauty Parlor helps patients feel refreshed and youthful from top to toe, with skilled nail techs, massage therapists, aestheticians, and a stylist at the ready each day. A row of private suites beckon to visitors for relaxing and revitalizing treatments, as beauticians snip away split ends, thread unwanted follicles, file nails, and rub away complicated nautical knots from muscles.
Old Hollywood Hair's crew manages to stay up to date on hair trends by attending continuing education sessions held by its favorite brands. That's how, using products from Redken and Pureology, Angie, Sally, and the other stylists at the salon transform tired hairdos into fetching new styles.
At Avanti, a full-service salon, certified stylists cut, color, and style heads of hair. Haircuts revive lengths with the aid of shampoo and eye-catching styles, and highlights and color add new hues. Nail services anoint fingertips with Shellac or acrylics, and waxing services remove unwanted hair from eyebrows and upper lips.