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.
In their six private design and pampering rooms, the hair benders of La'shus Hair Designs & Day Spas perform luxury salon treatments and skin-smoothing spa services, and present a toothsome menu of juice, café fare, and coffee drinks. Put upstart strands in place with a designer cut ($69+) and nibble a cookie ($4) into the profile of a favorite Cheers cast member. Transform tresses with an all-over permanent color ($89+), and put the remainder toward a facial ($85+) that seals its skin-revitalizing treatment with a personalized mask and moisturizer. A multivitamin body treatment ($125) helps to dissipate dark spots and reduce wrinkles, and renders the epidermis as smooth as the surface of a freshly poured fruit slush ($8–$10). Though this Groupon is only redeemable from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., La'shus Hair Design is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the convenience of sleep-walking salonistas.
At Hollywood Tans, epidermises are enlivened with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. In application, Tanetics employs the expertise of an in-house skin specialist, who considers each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping to craft an ideal spectrum-shifting regimen. Five 10-minute bouts inside Hollywood Tans’ vertical Hybrid booth leave the pelt polished with a 360-degree base tan that's preferable for afternoons at the beach or scandalous nights at the laundromat. Those interested in a UV-free tegument transformation can also opt for five glow-level to medium-level Mystic spray tans ($19–$25) that de-pale pasty pigment with misty coats of bronze that can last five–seven days. Grab today’s Groupon to restore your skin’s vibrancy and enjoy the added satisfaction of doing your part to put the sun out of business.
Heaven Sent Massage?s experienced muscle soothers uproot tension and discomfort from deep body bunkers with therapeutic massage treatments. Patrons shed shoulder-retained aches and lower back pain caused by improper palanquin lifting with a 60-minute deep-tissue, relaxing, sports, prenatal, or hot-stone massage. The deep-tissue technique employs targeted pressure to banish knots and tension from connective tissues, whereas hot-stone massages utilize warm rocks atop bothersome spots to coax ligaments into relaxed submission. During prenatal massage, healing hands cosset lower backs and shoulders, reducing discomfort from carrying around a bundle of joy and his or her collection of ?Mom?s Favorite Child? T-shirts.
Couples indulge tired tendons and spend quality time together with a 90-minute massage of choice. While relaxing atop two padded tables, stationed side-by-side, duos melt under dexterous digits as they knead weary muscle fibers. Aromatic oils increase the calming experience, as lavender and other scents soothe the mind better than completing taxes by candlelight.
The decor at W Salon and Spa—curled chandeliers, furniture upholstered with monochrome prints, and antique-looking wooden bureaus at each styling station—evokes an Enlightenment-era salon steeped in serenity. The literary setting is appropriate since the staff views the venue as a sanctum for the self, where guests can sink into relaxed introspection. With a team that specializes in a number of fields, the spa addresses a sweeping spectrum of services to facilitate such pampered meditation.
A licensed cosmetologist primps complexions with makeup applications and eyelash extensions, and a certified massage therapist calls upon five modalities to put physiques at ease more effectively than a soothing impression of Morgan Freeman narrating a documentary about sloths. Hair- and skincare treatments benefit from Unite and Sonya Dakar products, respectively.
On the spa's medical side, technicians combat wrinkles with Botox injections and curtail unwanted hair growth with carefully aimed laser treatments. The beauticians also host spa parties, accommodating wedding groups and celebrations for expectant mothers as well as birthdays.
That is not a mummy on the table. At Full of Life Weight Loss & Wrap Spa, the staff nourish clients in vitamins, minerals, and herbs and swaddle them in wraps as they lie in repose, relaxing as the treatment works to flush out impurities and nourish and tighten the skin. Whole-body treatments such as the Suddenly Slender wrap and the Anti-Aging wrap were designed to hydrate the skin, detox the body, and improve appearance with all-natural ingredients. Nonsurgical facelift wraps work from a similar principal?aestheticians wrap the face in bandages and medical tape as restorative minerals suffuse the skin and work to soften fine lines. Wraps can also be applied to the feet and hands to detoxify, slow the aging process, and improve scores during the Hokey Pokey portion of beauty pageants. All services are completed in the comforts of relaxing spa environment located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego.