In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The staff at Lashes & Skin Solutions tends to above-the-shoulder beauty needs with services that soothe skin and accentuate natural beauty. Specialty facials, microdermabrasion, or anti-aging galvanic treatments help to correct skin imperfections, including acne, fine lines, sun damage, and moon damage. Eyelash extensions add depth and dazzle to winks, and eyebrow waxing sets precise arches above dreamy gazes.
The name Hollywood Glamour hints at spa technician Tania?s experience sprucing the faces of stars from the silver screen in both American and Bollywood productions. She and her fellow certified technicians share industry secrets during services such as organic cellulite reduction and the Cleopatras 24 K Gold facial, which patches real gold leaf over the face in a manner reminiscent of the world?s first trophy wives, who took their positions literally. Opulent products from the organic ?minence line, Dr. Jeff, and Dermalogica bolster each facial session that takes place in private treatment rooms. The spa?s hair sector bolsters tresses with the length and lushness of extensions, and electrolysis vanquishes unwanted strands from the body, including strands hoarded by the bellybutton.
After performing mani-pedis at other salons, Kelly opened her own nail spa, where she paints fingers and toes with long-lasting CND Shellac, OPI, and Gelish polish and applies acrylic nails and fanciful nail wraps. She also designs nail art, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse designs for customers going on Disney Cruise Line? cruises and backyard landscapes for those staycationing. Although her nail art is chic, the salon's decor is comfy and rustic. Instead of a vinyl-upholstered pedicure chair that's difficult to climb in and out of, clients relax in the salon's tufted white armchair, and in place of a cramped manicure desk, Kelly paints fingernails at a simple wooden table.
Everyday Miracles’ cofounders, Ta’mus and Susan, tailor each of their holistic healing sessions in order to “plant dreams and grow miracles”—that is, mend the body’s smaller issues in order to achieve whole-body health. Services such as cranial-sacral therapy incorporate the simple techniques of light massage and energy-flow analysis to ease dysfunctions that can manifest as headaches, chronic fatigue, or TMJ. A selection of massage treatments calls upon Swedish, deep-tissue, or Thai techniques, each of which can be fueled by signature scents that Ta’mus personally creates by grinding whole botanicals and liquefying scratch 'n' sniff stickers. Qigong sessions invoke the 800-year-old remedies of Chinese monks to calm bodies with a blend of movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.