Jason and Jenni Blackburn of Belle Fiole Tanning take the guesswork?and much of the risk?out of UV tanning. First, they perform a skin analysis to assess the skin's sensitivity to UV rays. With that info in mind, they tailor sessions in their advanced tanning beds to individual needs. These sessions are designed to allow pigments time to develop naturally, increasing skin's resistance to UV light. This step helps reduce the incidence of burning and skin damage?both common issues for people who tan on their own.
Licensed massage therapist Carmen Denham believes massages should be enjoyed by everyone, not just by the wealthy or fancy loaves of bread. That's because, for her, massages are a legitimate form of physical therapy. In addition to relaxing tension, they have been shown to help improve sleep, relieve headaches and promote blood circulation. Carmen aims to achieve these benefits by customizing each of her five modalities to clients' needs.
The specialists at each of Bronze Bay Tanning Center's locations craft custom plans that emphasize building a tan while avoiding burns. They work to help those new to UV beds acquire a base tan and aid seasoned bronzers in reaching new shades. Within colorfully walled rooms, warm-skinned patrons slip out from UltraSun and SunScape units, thankful that the sun is now only used to give cowboys a cool way to leave parties. Air conditioners in UltraSun TurboPower 25000 S units pour out cool air, and the SunScape SS755 produces an even, all-over tan with the aid of frosted acrylic surfaces. At some shop locations, clients foster summer glows with tanning lotions from brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
Licensed massage therapist Benita Brown uses the power of touch to alleviate pain and promote relaxation. Using Swedish, deep-tissue, and relaxation massage techniques, she deftly kneads away knots and dispels tension, whether performing massages at her studio, or at her client's home or favorite bus stop.
The certified professionals at Uptown Hair Studio and Day Spa pamper bodies from hair to toenail with a multitude of spa services. Dissident hairs unable to answer simple trivia questions can be extradited to their second life in a rubbish bin thanks to a selection of facial waxing services.
Behind the unassuming pink walls of Flamingo Tan's lobby is nothing less than the bottled power of the sun, in the form of the salon’s four different levels of tanning beds. The machines bronze bodies at different intensities, from the standard, long 3,000-watt bulbs of the Level 1 seashell bed to the concert-worthy light show of the 19,000-watt Level 4 Open Sun 1050. In addition to standard tanning, the studio heats up bodies with infrared body wraps and mimics the sun's touch with VersaSpa sunless spray tans, which produce bronzed skin more effectively than convincing a third-place athlete to clobber you with his medal.