The seasoned beauty-boosters at Island Sun Tanning & Spa send guests home with the tools necessary to transform yellowed gumstones into pristine pearly whites. Each BleachBright NightBright kit contains a mini blue LED light and one vial of hydrogen-peroxide gel designed to restore sparkles to discolored choppers. Users first coat their cuisine crushers in the whitening solution before activating the formula’s whitening agents with the special blue light. The approximately 15- to 20-minute whitening process works diligently to erase blemishes on enamel caused by drinking coffee, eating blueberry pie, and biting rainbows.
Owners Lauren Moulton and Jeff Guillory have more than 30 years of combined salon experience, which they use to guide and motivate Salon J-Elle’s team of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists. Even with all the responsibility of salon ownership, Lauren and Jeff consider themselves stylists first and often can be found on the floor cutting hair or assisting other staff members. In addition to haircuts and color, the salon also offers nourishing Moroccanoil treatments and Brazilian Blowout Zero keratin hair-smoothing treatments within bright-blue and turquoise walls.
The knowledgeable staff at Vanity Skin & Beauty meets with guests for a pretan consultation to determine a suitable shade of bronze––from a delicate sun-kissed gold to a deep caramel patina––based upon individual tastes and skin tone. Pallid bodies and undercover zombies are then cloaked in the custom shade from head to toe in an even, streak-free application. The tanning salon also sells all manner of bodily bronzing agents from trusted brands, such as Fantasy Tan.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.