Salon Estetica's multitalented staff coaxes inner beauty to the surface of the skin with a menu of facials that employs green-minded Aveda products and practices. The soothing Elemental Nature facial is safe for all skin types and commences with an in-depth skincare analysis and consultation that are used to devise a custom plan to equalize asymmetrical epidermises and balance lopsided auras. A skilled aesthetician then swaddles faces with a solution comprising plant and flower ingredients that work diligently to unclog pores, balance skin tone, infuse moisture, and remove forgotten notes-to-self scrawled on the forehead.
At Crush Tan Spa's three locations, a very knowledgeable staff administers dozens of tanning beds and spray tan systems, including UV-free options. Their four different levels of tanning boast such features as Ergoline equipment, air conditioning, and standup tanners. On top of beds and spray-tan systems, each Crush Tan Spa location presents a variety tanning accessories including Designer Skin tanning lotions, Chynna Dolls bikinis, and a spray that protects skin from really severe TV glare.
In September 2001, Eric Fishman was far from the sunny skies of his Tampa home but nearing his light-bulb moment. Eric was checking in on one of his investments, a tanning salon in Los Angeles, when 9/11 put a halt on all flights and caused him to spend some extra time in the storefront. As days passed, he watched celebrity after celebrity stroll into the brilliant blue box that was Mystic Tan's trademark and emerge looking as though they'd spent a day on the beach or a millisecond on Mars.
Within months, Eric and his partner established one of the few Mystic Tan boutiques in Florida. The advanced airbrush technology stirred up demand and delivered 9,000 tans in the first year, with clients driving in from other towns to test the UV-free mists. Soleil Tanning Boutique now spills over into two locations, each trimmed in modern beach décor and stacked with one Mystic Tan booth and six powerful UV beds so that clients can achieve their ideal bronze.
Two hair designers and a makeup artist staff Stasia's Organic Element Salon, and they ply their trades with organic products. For makeup they use products from Vapour Organic Beauty. For hair, they might use Onestà or Marrakesh Hair Care products. Like many other salons, the interior is full of soothing soft purples and softly lit private treatment rooms, and the staff tries to be equally gentle on skin and scalp by eschewing harsh chemicals found in nonorganic products. The salon's owner, Stacy, has personal experience battling eczema and found that organic salon products helped clear up her skin. So, today she has a deep personal investment in the products she uses for haircuts, keratin treatments, and color applications.
Experienced aestheticians and the latest technology unite in Skin NV's multifarious menu of face-freshening and body-beautifying services. The NV micro peel aims to reduce furrows and fine lines in the skin, rendering faces smooth and discoloration-free. In a treatment session short enough for lunch breaks, a specialized chemical concoction removes microscopic layers of skin before a cooling cryogenic therapy allays inflammation and soothes the surface, eliminating the need for downtime or messy aloe-vera head baths. Alternatively, the IPL photofacial targets excess pigmentation with focused light frequencies, reducing the appearance of freckles, age spots, and vole-shaped moles while stimulating skin-plumping collagen production. Photofacials take an average of 30 minutes, typically delivering full results in one to three treatments.
Low lighting glints off a wall covered in glitter as toes curl on a zebra-striped rug, with feet bare from kicking off flip-flops to climb into one of Tan Lounge's tanning booths. The cocktail-lounge décor helps transforms what could be considered a chore—routine maintenance in a UV bed or a quick spray-tan session—into a glamorous self-indulgence. With the eagerness of the town gossip's town crier, staff members lavish tips on patrons that are informed by an understanding of skin chemistry. Staffers will helpfully direct those concerned about claustrophobia to airy, standup UV booths and wryly describe the collection of color-enhancing lotions in terms of "tingle factor," which tells you how intensely they stimulate blood and melanin flow in the skin. Cleaners sterilize beds and booths after each guest, and bulbs are replaced once they burn below 80% capacity to avoid weak sessions.