Just outside the doors of Il Paradiso Spa & Tanning, people bustle in and out of shops at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre. But within the spa's walls, guests find respite from the hectic outside world surrounded by soft lighting, palm fronds, and cushy salon chairs.
The spa's services continue this relaxing experience. After donning herbal wraps designed to shed inches, customers relax under a warm steam shower. Long, languid massage strokes unkink knotted muscles, and tanning-bed rays leave skin sun-kissed and glowing. Spa packages combine pampering treatments such as a deep-cleansing facial and a mani-pedi for an unhurried day at the spa that?s more relaxing than a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman.
Accent Image & Laser Center's knowledgeable aestheticians and technicians pair skill with high-tech equipment. Using HydraFacials vortex fusion technology and age-defying antioxidants, they can foster a more youthful glow. Alternately, the HarmonyXL laser or SopranoXL laser can banish unwanted fuzz, while near infra-red procedures can rebuild collagen and ease the signs of aging. Sun beds encourage clients to celebrate the positive effects that moderate amounts of UV exposure can have on the body, but bodies already well-stocked with vitamin D need not despair: Mystic tans coat limbs in a summer glow without requiring sunshine.
Since 1984, Midnight Sun’s tanning beds have been imbuing customers with natural bronze hues. Their range of UV-filled enclosures are sourced from the international tanning powerhouse I.SO Italia, whose beds are designed to keep occupants cool, make tans even, and deliver subliminal messages from Fabio encouraging romance-novel reading. Clients can also step into VersaSpa spray-tan booths or brighten teeth with one-hour whitening services.
At Utan, patrons can bronze complexions using automated spray tanning or by soaking up UV rays in state-of-the-art booths and beds. Step into Utan's sunless VersaSpa spray tanning booth, and an automated spritzer shades epidermal terrain to one of three darkness levels according to the user's choice. The machine can tan from head to toe (starting at $32) or add colour to just the face (starting at $10), legs (starting at $17), or tentacles. For ultraviolet tanning, Utan offers both lie-down and stand-up options (starting at $1.50 per minute) in its horizontal Ovation beds and vertical Sundazzler booths. Customers leave looking kissed by the sun rather than appearing to have wrestled with it, as trained staff members suggest a tanning time for each visitor, with a limit of 12 minutes for beds and 11 minutes for booths. Those who wish to spend some time soaking up heat from the other end of the electromagnetic spectrum can relax in Utan's infrared sauna for a 30-minute session ($20) designed to soothe and detoxify. Utan requires no appointments and prides itself on maintaining a clean, cyclops-free facility.
When tanning at a salon, the end result is usually more important than the process. Nevertheless, at Caribbean Exposure, the Smart Tan certified staff aim to make every session go beyond its sun-kissed results and become an enjoyable experience, from their collection of CDs to listen to during tans to the complimentary deodorant clients can use to freshen up after. Their list of thoughtful add-ons also extends to the tanning process itself, with SPF gloss that can protect lips and tattoos from sun damage and a selection of sample accelerator lotions that feature extra cooling power, more bronzer, or simply a delicious layer of chocolate. With these perks, clients can choose to bronze in either the salon’s numerous tiers of UV beds or their spray tanning booths, which apply a seamless tan that last for up to a week.
The team at Aqua Beach Tanning & Spa strives to put the luxury back into services such as spray tans and waxing that have become routine. In an airy, meticulously cleaned environment boasting a palm tree motif and a large fish tank, aestheticians execute nourishing facials, effective laser hair removal, and artful mani-pedis. A knowledgeable crew of bronzers keeps patrons educated about their tanning choices and offers the latest tanning technology and custom spray-tanning equipment. With private treatment rooms, the staff ensures individual attention, and registered massage therapists untie stress knots from muscles and create an atmosphere more calming than a nap in a glass of warm milk.