Complexions' aesthetician, Diana, spritzes pallid pelts with an all-natural SunFX sunless-tanning formula. Diana airbrushes coats with a butterscotch topping that combines DHA with mineral-salt bronzers culled from the sun's tears. The formula leaves bodies free of alcohol, oils, perfumes, and potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives, and it continues to develop on dermises for 2–4 hours after application. For an extra fee, clients can add a range of skin accessories to their body canvases, including gold or opal glitter ($3), an anti-aging solution ($5), and nose-tempting scents such as orange, pineapple ($3 each), or freshly washed puppy.
TanTastic Tans' clean tanning beds and sunless tanning spray lend pigment a healthy, natural-looking shade. Relax, nap, or ponder the impermanence of popsicles in any of the three high-intensity tanning beds to develop an allover epidermal enrichment over the course of five sessions. Tanners can recline in a lie-down divan for 10–12 minutes, dive into the 20-minute bed equipped with facial tanners, or stroll into the 10- to 12-minute standup bed. Those wishing for a UV-free alternative can opt for a spray-tan session, which lends skin a rich glow devoid of orange undertones, foul odors, or scurrilous graffiti tags.
The long corridor at Electric Beach Tanning & Salon is lined with doorways, each one leading into a world without traffic, deadlines, or ringing alarm clocks. Some of the rooms are dedicated to skincare treatments, others to tanning and hairstyling. But in one of them, licensed massage therapist Elaine brings time to a slow crawl while she loosens tense muscles with relaxing massages.
Though Elaine customizes her massages to meet your exact needs, she's especially skilled in Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques. If stress is what ails you, try the relaxing Swedish massage; if you pulled a muscle while barking furiously at the mailman, you'll likely benefit most from a sports massage.
Owner Patricia Shirk directs Pure Radiance Salon & Tanning's staff using expertise acquired in 19 years of industry experience. The studio's beauty-industry professionals primp visitors with a complete spread of spa and salon treatments that range from haircare and nailcare to revitalizing facial and massage services. Ornately decorated throughout its interiors, Pure Radiance boasts a pedicure station with a leopard-print throne and privacy drapes for semi-secluded pampering sessions or clandestine conversations with one's toes.
There is little nuance to tanning under the sun, as the celestial body can't be convinced to regulate its light for lowly humans. Tanya, on the other hand, keeps six shades of sunless tanning solution on hand to satisfy any client's needs. The SunFX tanning sprays she employs are all-natural, containing no artificial preservatives, alcohols, or ground-up sepia crayons. With airbrush in hand, Tanya can evenly bronze her subject within 10 minutes.