The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
The warm pumpkin-colored walls of Art Nails & Hair set a relaxing tone as clientele walk in, seeking a haven away from stress and relaxing in styling chairs or leather pedicure stations. Mirrors face each of the salon’s styling stations, allowing guests to watch as new ’dos unfold under cut, coloring, and perm treatments. The salon’s spa counterpart reworks appearances with skin-clearing facials, waxing treatments, and eyelash extensions that add drama to glances much like challenging a Tony Award winner to a staring contest. The spa also offers a range of manicures and pedicures, which can be augmented by long-lasting Shellac polish, nail enhancements, and miniaturized nail art that adds individual style to digits.
Yova Lockett of Kindred Spirits Massage welcomes her clients and helps put them at ease before kneading away muscle tension with assorted bodywork techniques. Her Swedish massages employ a light, flowing touch, ideal for those new to massage, and deep-tissue treatments delve further into muscles with more focused pressure. Sports massages stretch out the tendons of sore athletes and personal assistants who have to give sore athletes piggyback rides. Add-on services such as aromatherapy and salt scrubs enhance the experience by soothing the senses.
True to its name, Wink & Snap allows flirty eyes and fingers to get back to doing what they do best. The boutique spa’s mani-pedis enhance the look and feel of hands with natural ingredients such as almond and avocado oils, mandarin honey, and a polish that gives nails the distinctive glint of caviar pearls. Eyelash extensions are applied directly to natural lashes, eliminating the need for mascara and protecting eyes from irritating particles and teasing optical illusions.