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.
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.
Before Kellie Asher got her state certification and was asked to perform makeovers on Fox News, she got her start applying stage makeup for the actors in her high school. Today, she calls upon all that experience to pamper guests of all ages with traditional and airbrush makeup applications. To ensure the face is a clean and healthy canvas, she also performs facials, chemical peels, and waxing services.
At Solar Tan & Spa in Miamisburg, experienced staff match clients with appropriate UV-tanning beds, available in traditional, high-pressure, or standup models oft favored by cows for naptime bronzing. Tanning experts also explain the subtle differences among three sunless options, including a booth with organic, paraben-free solutions and a custom-airbrushing session. The salon-and-spa side of the menu delves into other options, such as the detoxifying Fit infrared body wrap system or teeth-whitening treatments capable of brightening smiles up to 10 shades. Staff members are dedicated to clients' comfort and safety, and the salon itself is as clean as an unused whistle and open seven of the eight days each week.
Skincare by Design's aesthetician brings more than a decade of experience to the treatment table where she performs facials, waxes, and makeup services. Vitamin-enhanced facials hydrate and smooth complexions while warm mitts soften hands more effectively than gloves filled with mayo. Whereas waxing sessions remove unwanted body hair, eyelash treatments add faux strands to the eyelid, leaving lash lines defined and darker.
Sunsations Tanning keeps the epidermis properly bronzed with personalized airbrush sessions. During a UV-free, spray-on tan, a specialist will douse tanners in a special skin-coloring mist, which can be personalized to the customer's liking, whether they need a shade that says "Day at the Beach" or "Orbits a Neutron Star." Because it’s administered by a human, the application safeguards against the drips, streaks, and smudges commonly caused by unsteady robot hands. The fresh bronze coat ensures your skin will be able to capture wandering eyes quickly and without resorting to more damaging methods involving UV rays or laying under heat lamps at the buffet.
At Beaute Box, which channels the "feel of a chic Paris apartment" according to the Dayton Daily News, owner Lisa Scott flaunts skills acquired during nearly two decades of salon artistry. The studio began as a mobile beauty service, but has evolved to fill a space crowded with clocks, statuettes of hands, and candlesticks. Brushes cloaked in long-wear Shellac polish glide across nails, and visitors awaiting custom-designed primping parties lounge on low-slung couches. Giggles drift up to the soaring ceilings as youngsters finish pampering treatments and race through the shop, admiring newly colorful digits or attempting to match polish to an imaginary friend's eyes.