Sun Beam Salon & Spa indulges the senses from scalp to toe-tip with a brimming of salon and spa services. After outfitting strands with confident highlights, a barrage of calculated snips can yield a stylish new haircut to flatter the face. Clients also may pamper digits with a mani-pedi, or retreat to a private room for restorative bodywork with Sun Beam’s highly trained massage therapist.
The accommodating staff at Hollywood Tans opens the doors to their body-bronzing facility so guest may revel in the plentiful, sun-less tanning options afforded by tanning booths and UV-free apparatuses. Approximately four, eight-minute sessions in the HT60 tanning bed builds a solid base tan, and up to six months of unlimited HT60 tanning deepens golden hues so beneficiaries can blend in at King Midas family reunions. To eschew advances by ultraviolet rays, visitors step into the Mystic machine as a mist of tanning solution envelopes their bodies, evenly coating their skin with one of four shades of bronze color, from glow to dark, that lasts five to seven days. As the spray booth works its tanning magic with customizable color cartridges, moisturizers treat skin cells to a refreshing feast of hydration.
The chefs at Sweet Tea's Restaurant and Catering know that southern-style cuisine goes beyond collard greens and grits. Every day, they use high-quality ingredients to craft soups, salad dressings, and sauces from scratch, including the creamy white-pepper gravy that smothers mounds of housemade mashed potatoes and country-fried chicken or steak. Hand-battered shrimp are cradled inside po’ boys with made-from-scratch tartar sauce, while a homemade barbecue-ranch dressing tops offerings including the texas brisket and potato hush puppies.
The catering specialists, who catered for the contestants and crew of The Bachelorette when the show filmed in Charlotte, can arrange for many of the menu options to be created for parties, meetings, or jury-duty reunions. A complimentary jug of sweet or un-sweet tea accompanies all catering orders.
Everyone who visits City Tan leaves with fashionably bronzed skin thanks to regular and UV-free technology. Inside beds and booths, lamps cast their tanning spells during 9- to 15-minute sessions. These sessions are enhanced with amenities such as air conditioning, teddy bears to snuggle with, and sound systems for MP3 players. The staff also provides tanning with an airbrush formula inside a heated Norvell booth.
After beginning with six modest traditional beds in 1990, Tropical Tan has expanded its body-bronzing pursuits to include 24 UV- and spray-tanning units housed within a pristine, violet boutique. Reflecting the salon's commitment to client comfort, UV beds combat claustrophobia with wide openings and display an intuitive control panel that empowers guests to program their preferred shade. Airbrush consultants dispense personalized tips for UV-free tanners, along with directions for navigating the Norvell sunless spray-tanning booth's passage into Narnia. The salon also stocks body products from brands such as Boost and Luxx, which condition skin to deepen and sustain new hues.
Stepping into South Beach Tanning Company feels like stepping into a chic, South Beach salon. Established in 2003, the franchise adorns each of its locations with eclectic, art deco touches set into bright-purple, orange, and yellow walls. Five levels of UV beds let clients customize their tanning experience and feature luxurious touches such as surround-sound stereo systems, cooling fans, and headrests made from clouds. The salon also houses a VersaSpa UV-free system that delivers hydrating spray tans in just 46 seconds.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Rhonda Green offers custom medical-grade-skincare and sunless-tanning treatments at Just Glo Studio. Along with therapeutic facials, Green specializes in chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing. For sunless tanning, technicians wield equipment from Infinity Sun to bronze their clients, mixing the sprays with optional anti-aging treatments.