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.
More than 700 frames await clientele at Optical Fashions, a local institution whose licensed optometrists have been correcting the vision of area eyes for more than 50 years. Still headquartered in Beavercreek, the company now operates outposts throughout the Miami Valley with the same focus on long-term patient satisfaction that helped them succeed in the first place. At six convenient locations, doctors diagnose potential eyesight issues and help patients choose the most suitable lenses, which the staff processes on-site in their technology-packed optical lab. These lenses fit snugly into frames from the shops' expansive selections, which include brands ranging from Juicy Couture and Project Runway to Gant and Ernest Hemingway.
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.
At Blink Boutique, lashionistas Amy Young and Jessica Furnish enhance the appearances of professionals, athletes, busy moms, and everyone in between with eyelash extensions. The steady-handed pair outfits eyes with various types of semi-permanent looks, including full sets that add up to 200-plus lashes to each side and come in styles ranging from everyday to glamorous. Amy and Jessica also offer specialty lashes, such as Siberian mink, as well as bridal lashes and party lashes for nights on the town.
In 1939, James Clark bought Belmont Pharmacy, where he had worked as store pharmacist. His son, James Clark Jr., followed him into the business, and eventually the enthusiastic, dedicated family began opening additional branches. Today, a third-generation Clark, Tim, oversees the operation of the eight locations.
Each location mingles old-fashioned corner-store friendliness with modern health-care tools. Medical equipment, such as lift chairs and canes, ease home life, as do prescription medications that can be delivered by a friendly staff member. The Huber Heights location also has a compounding pharmacy, in which highly trained workers customize prescriptions to individual needs, combining multiple medications into a single dosage, adding kid-friendly flavors, or carving each pill into the shape of a white blood cell.