Newly updated facilities combine with amenable service to aid Caribbean Breeze in its skin-darkening mission. Winter-paled patrons can partake in Caribbean Breeze's efficient, effective tanning services to prepare for espionage missions on sunny southern beaches or in dark mob-run warehouses.
Through loyal customers and enthusiastic referrals, the skincare specialists at Essentials Laser & Med Spa refresh skin and slather on the relaxation in a soothing environment. While friends and family members relish facials and massages, technicians target sagging skin, prickly fuzz, and unwanted lumps with laser beams, Botox, and medical-grade steamrollers.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV-tanning booths are available ($15 value per session) along with Mystic spray tanning ($30 per session) for a light butterscotch topping. Advanced spa services, such as Hydro-Derma Fusion, sauna time, and LED facials provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Licensed aesthetician Megan Elizabeth Majeran advises against ever looking into a magnifying mirror. No one will ever look flawless under the cruel gaze of that cosmetic appliance, she says, so why bother? This kind of advice is par for the course for Megan, who makes it her mission to make her clients feel good about their faces.
To accomplish this mission, Megan dedicates her full attention to each of her clients. Her calm, methodical approach helps them unwind as she applies Keyano all-natural products during her custom facials and peels. This emphasis on relaxation finds its reflection in the paper lamps, bamboo stalks, and palm plants strewn throughout the studio. Aromatherapy candles—handmade by the resident massage therapist—flicker and burn, filling the space with a fragrance as appealing as that of a fried chicken breast dipped in cologne.
As a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, Stephanie Roberts clears and revitalizes skin with exfoliating body scrubs, footbaths, and waxing services. She also delves into massage-oriented techniques, such as reflexology and hot-stone treatments that melt away tension and accidentally swallowed ice cubes. Her facials, however, are what earned her a profile from George Austin of the Spectator. “Do you want to have skin like a celebrity?” Austin asks rhetorically. “Stephanie Roberts may be able to help you with…dermaculture that firms and tightens skin, keeping it looking young.”
Since 2001, Island Mist Tanning's well-maintained booths and beds have helped customers bronze in a relaxed environment. Licensed-and-certified technicians are on hand to help out with tanning options, which include standup booths, beds, and manually applied UV-free airbrush tans. The tanning salon also sells a variety of products from brands such as Supre and Devoted Creations.
CAT Studio, which began primarily as an airbrush-tanning salon, expanded to include pole-fitness classes after owner and pole-fitness aficionado Jessica Williams was persuaded to do so by her clients. Since then, Jessica has furnished her studio with a disco ball and four poles, which students use during fun, challenging workout routines that combine dance, fitness, and acrobatics. Both of Jessica’s instructors have at least two years of pole-fitness experience and can speak personally to its effectiveness: each is a new mother that got back into shape by practicing the fun exercise. Classes are designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels; beginners usually wear shorts and a T-shirt.
Aside from pole fitness, the studio’s team of airbrush artists customizes spray tans while taking into consideration the client's skin tone, preference of golden hue, and aspirations to look like an Oscar award. Airbrush-tanning sessions can be further personalized with select scents, tanning lotions, and body glitter, and the studio also carries a variety of tanning products for home use. Custom airbrush tattoos are available for those that want to sport a cool design for an upcoming event or just for fun.