Licensed aesthetician Ashley Wiley dedicates her skin expertise to combating acne and rosacea. Her focused menu of personalized skincare services tackles skin imperfections with dermatological stratagems that, much like most buoyant paper airplane designs, hinge on years of ruthless research. A 45-minute consultation establishes the state of your epidermal union, and Ashley immediately recommends regimens to begin quelling unsightly anomalies in her care and on your own at home. Her basic acne treatment resembles a typical facial, but the custom blend of deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions eradicate dastardly oils at their source. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments are Ashley's two methods of intense exfoliation, and ionic footbaths deploy electrolysis to neutralize toxins and swallowed 9-volt batteries.
Mitti Arabella Davis, a licensed aesthetician, founded Arabella's Total Skin Care in 2005. Today, she polishes her clients with services that combat skin damage wrought by father time and his moody cousin, the environment. Arabella's microdermabrasion and chemical peels launch deep attacks at enlarged pores and uneven pigmentation, while a variety of facials take a gentler approach. Her signature oxygenation facial provides an especially delicate caress, drawing oxygen to the skin's surface to produce a warm and radiant glow. Waxing, makeup artistry, and eyelash extensions are the finishing touches on her service menu's blushing visage.
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.
EuniQue Tanning Salon & Spa embraces energy-harnessing technologies for both tanning and rejuvenating clients' skin. Their UV tanning beds not only coat clients in varying levels of ray intensity, but also provide opportunities to tan lying down, standing up, or lounging in an open-air pod. Lumiere LED devices saturate skin with red-light wavelengths that help counteract the signs of photo aging, while radiant heat capsules treat bodies to low-level waves of the same energy the Earth absorbs from the sun to strengthen the body's natural processes and harden clay sculptures clutched within fists. The salon and spa also houses automatic spray-tanning machines that use electric energy to power sprayers inside a private booth, and Whiter Image teeth-whitening systems, which brighten smiles with LED lights.
At Tangible Tanning Salon, clients perform their own Superman-like transformations as they step inside a UV or spray-tan booth and emerge freshly glowing. The tanning salon hosts three levels of tanning in beds and booths that allow clients to tan standing up, lying down, or balancing on their heads. The Smart Tan–certified staff can help guests to choose the right equipment and tanning time with a skin-type analysis and pampering lotions from Designer Skin.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.