While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed?s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800?s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won?t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
Signature Service: Eyelash extensions
Brands Used: Lavish Lashes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
The eyelash extension process is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Herbal teas and complimentary aroma therapy are offered.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
I feel the art of conversation is becoming a dying one. I love to connect with my clients. One tip for talking to strangers is to be confident and sincere.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The eyelash application time is 2.5 hours; please allow time for the service.
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