After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as CalTan, Designer Skin, Australian Gold, MR International, and Swedish Beauty, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.
Once you have your Groupon, you can make an appointment with one of The Uptown Hair District's master hair shamans, who know how to snip, dye, and charm even the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Your stylist will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then carefully snip in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out. Your shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($45–$80) is only part of your primping package; you'll also receive a Kerastase restructuring treatment that calms dry, damaged, and rebellious hair with a special soothing serum ($25–$55). Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.
Plaza Hairdesign & Spa has been in the beauty business for more than 20 years. The service menu covers nearly every facet of beauty, from haircuts and coloring treatments, to facials, mani-pedis, and microdermabrasion and collagen masks. And, in addition to services that help clients look good, the spa also offers pressure point massages that help them feel good by loosening the muscles in the face, neck, and shoulders, rendering them as agreeable as a bobblehead on a bumpy road.
The talented stylists at Paradise Beauty Salon strive toward making bad hair days extinct with their comprehensive menu of haircare services. Their well-trained hands make them particularly adept at applying 100% human hair extensions to any type of hair, no matter the texture. With proper care, the hair extensions can keep locks long and luxurious for as long as two years.
Inside a chic salon outfitted with rotating local art and minimalist leather chairs, Jaime Durand works with the Level Salon team to create custom styles for each person. After consulting with a client, Jaime sets to work designing the desired look, whether it requires cutting hair, mixing up fresh color, or simply blow-drying locks into place.
Jamie Wiley of aafusion Spa Salon has packed a wealth of training into her five years of experience as a stylist. After earning her associate degree in cosmetology, she went on to train with Pureology, Redken, and Matrix. But, recently, she started educating others on behalf of Pureology, traveling around the country and focusing all her efforts on hair—just like an ‘80s rock star. Jamie's skills have particular sharpness in the areas of design cutting, formal finishing, and dimensional color.