Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
The varnish artists at Tokyo Nails work in a variety of media, including gel, acrylic, and regular old nail polish. They skillfully trim and shape nails or soften paws with lotions, paraffin dips, or oven mitts full of petroleum jelly. Children are welcome at their salon—they even have a special menu of services for tykes aged 10 and younger.
Phenom-A-Nails boasts more than 15 years in the beauty industry, doling out beauty-ameliorating services including waxing, hairstyling, and nail polishing. A professionally trained nail technician will file, buff, and clean extraneous colors from all 27 fingers and toes to kick off the pampering 90-minute mani-pedi. A soothing hand massage expels tension buildup caused by high-fiving addictions, and a finishing polish accentuates nails' newfound shapes with a shiny splash of color before dryers lock in new shades. Salon owner Sheri Brown further creates a calming ambiance by pumping the salon's confines full of clean air, saving sensitive schnozzles from nail products' infamously bad taste in perfume.
Sweet & Sassy’s fashion experts pamper youngsters aged 4–13 with haircuts, spa treatments, and makeovers. The team works to cultivate a fun and calming atmosphere where tots can escape from the stresses of homework and quarterly performance reviews during a luxurious mani-pedi or glittery makeup application. Staffers can also prepare lobes for grown-uppedness with ear piercings.
Eight different themed parties, including fashion diva, enchanted princess, and ultimate spa, ring in birthdays or successful secret-clubhouse mergers with makeovers, take-home gifts, cake, and group photos. Girls can also or gussy up their bedrooms and ensembles with the beauty haven’s selection of eye-catching décor and accessories.
It’s difficult to tell which is brighter—the sunlight that pours onto the open floor of In Style Hair and Nails or the collective demeanor of the salon’s stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Regardless, the prospect of whittling away an afternoon here is a pleasant one. In Style’s broad palette of services includes spa manicures, hair-conditioning treatments, and facial waxing—not to mention such advanced treatments as the microcurrent facial. An example of the salon’s commitment to innovation, this facial uses tiny electrical pulses to tighten up skin and jump-start the 9-volt batteries that make facial expressions possible.