A tan can accomplish a lot for the skin: it can add a golden luster, highlight muscle tone, and even hide imperfections. The one thing it shouldn’t do, however, is damage skin. Experts such as Kim at Spray Tan California assist clients in protecting their skin and making it look the way they want it to look. Kim is an expert in sunless sprays, so she can custom apply two layers of safe, hypoallergenic, oil-free DHA sprays to skin to bring out a glowing color that stays for up to seven days. She can apply the color in just 15 minutes at her studio or remotely at a place of her client’s choosing—just not at the National Archives in front of the perfectly tan Declaration of Independence. With this process, she ensures that tan lines disappear in time for special occasions.
Cocoon Bare’s team of spa technicians understands that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That’s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 20 minutes and leave behind a wide variety of custom shapes and designs. Their threading services offer an even more precise means of shaping eyebrows and removing hair from sensitive complexions. When they aren’t sculpting bushy areas into triangles or iconic skylines, they airbrush skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow.
Antique Balinese fountains, crimson wall hangings, and verdant plants enliven the luxurious confines of Pacific Tan, a go-to bronzing destination for 27 years. Boasting attentive customer service and the vibe of an exotic getaway, the tanning emporium ushers clients into its elegant space for traditional UV tans in state-of-the-art beds, including the Garden of Eden, which customizes a tan for each individual using an optical sensor, and the Shangri-La, a high-pressure bed that delivers a dark tan in minutes. Alternatively, natural-looking, flawless airbrush tans are administered by skilled and certified technicians using a safe, all-natural paraben-free solution.
Having successfully airbrushed more than 7,000 customers, Lucky Bumble’s founder and master airbrush artist Chiara Serpa is an expert at imparting natural-looking golden hues. Her customized airbrush sessions leave clients with a full-body tan that lasts for up to 10 days.
Provocateur Tanning swathes bodies with sunless spray tans and glow-inducing UV rays, which radiate from inside a variety of professional maintained beds. The gilding boutique boasts tanning chambers from Magic Tan, Ultrabronz, and Matrix, which create deep, even tans in UV and UV-free incarnations.
Ooh La La's owner, Wes Rafat, relies on the knowledge he gleaned through his time studying at Vidal Sassoon in London to lead a talented team of stylists and aestheticians. Mane wranglers shape coiffures into fetching ’dos, and stylists add eye-catching highlights or perform keratin or Japanese hair-straightening treatments to battle frizz brought on by head banging in a lightning storm. Éminence Organic Skin Care products—made from handpicked, natural ingredients—smooth and nurture epidermises, slough away depleted cells, and cleanse pores during custom facials. Additional services include hypoallergenic sunless tans, makeup lessons, and eyelash extensions.