Nestled inside an intimate boutique, Zuma Beach Tanning & Spa’s Matrix tanning beds grant deep, even tans to each client who steps inside them. Each futuristic bed is outfitted with high-powered bulbs that darken the skin while fortifying the body with Vitamin D. A UV-free spray-tanning session also gives bodies a natural-looking glow akin to that acquired by lounging on the beach or on the tip of the sun’s nose. Zuma's services also firm up skin through nourishing facials and tone bodies with It Works! Skinny Wraps.
Instead of spreading herself thin over an exhaustive menu of aesthetic treatments, La’Shawn Sterling—the sole practitioner at her eponymous skin studio—has mastered four services. And she stands behind them proudly, christening them all as “ultimate” treatments. For the ultimate facial, she uses a personalized blend of Dermalogica products selected to improve specific skin conditions; for the ultimate body treatment, a circulation-stirring massage precedes a coating of a hydrating brown-sugar scrub. La’Shawn also performs facial waxing and applies individual lash extensions, accenting faces more pleasantly than umlaut tattoos above each eye.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. She gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes.
Since it was founded by sisters Polsia and Maria, it’s no surprise that Salon Edera’s welcoming environment makes clients feel like a member of the family. But however traditional the atmosphere, their styling services are distinctly modern. Employing products from Framesi, Enjoy, and Chi, stylists cut, color, highlight, and straighten hair with techniques as fresh as a newly-minted farmer’s market.
At Little Tor Skin Care Studio, a team of aestheticians keeps its clientele’s skin looking youthful with a range of treatments. Five standard facials are designed to rejuvenate a variety of skin types, and custom facials employ skin analysis to ensure faces receive the ideal levels of cleansing and moisture. Other services include waxing, reflexology, and aromatherapy.