Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Tryst's crew of experienced aestheticians bestows faces with an anti-aging and purifying treatment, imbuing skin with a youthful, healthy glow. Pelt polishers revitalize skin with Éminence Organic Skin Care's yam-and-pumpkin enzyme peel, scrubbing faces with a soothing fruit salad of vitamins and enzymes to improve skin's appearance and chances of convincing bartenders that it is underage. A skin-smoothing squad of pumpkin, pineapple, papaya, and yam purées unites to battle wrinkles, desiccation, and grime, exorcizing the lingering spirits of dead skin cells unable to cross over. The treatment plumps hides, diminishes wrinkles, and shrinks pores, leaving skin looking vibrant and refreshed.
Puddingstone's panoramic views provide eyefuls of the San Gabriel Valley's rocky ranges from every perspective, whether it's the mountains' natural grandeur or their reflection off the placid waves of the resort's namesake lake. While its picturesque plateaus set breathtaking scenes for weddings and other special events, the resort's 20 semiprivate hot tubs are its premier attraction. Nestled within its own cabana—complete with a private changing room, CD player, and controls for water temperature and light—each of the open-air hot tubs instantly conjures romance and relaxation. As candles flicker and sparkling cider chills on the surrounding deck, bathers take in beautiful views of the sun setting over Puddingstone Lake and the valley below. Hot-tubbers may bring a cooler and basket of snacks to enhance the evening, so long as containers aren’t made of glass and patrons wait at least 30 minutes before swimming laps.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
At Glam Girls Kids Spa & Tea Room, girls get their fill of fun activities—from playing dress-up in princess gowns to walking the runway during fashion shows. Glam Girls showers kids with mani-pedis, facials, and hairstyling services within a festive atmosphere that’s perfect for birthday parties or special outings. Pink tablecloths and lavender walls set the scene for tea parties, and bright, comfy couches let girls lounge in style while their nails dry.
Wild Earth's sugaring treatment uses a soft, all-natural, sugar-based paste that adheres just to hair, and because this paste is gently patted onto the skin and peeled off in the direction of hair growth, it's substantially less uncomfortable than traditional waxing. It's also more effective because fewer hairs break in the process and are therefore removed completely from their follicle foxholes. Wild Earth's sugaring mix is body temperature—not scalding hot—and completely sanitary.