Looking tense at the beach is not so chic. So The Beach Shack preps sand-stompers for swim season with a relaxing repertoire of services that dissolve tension, whittle down body shapes, and install base tans. Bronzing artists deploy SunFX spray tans in a mere 10- to 15-minute block, leaving clients plenty of time to hit the shore and harpoon some beach balls. Onsite aestheticians slim silhouettes with infrared body wraps and brighten manes with feather hair extensions. Deeper transformations take place as the staff’s medical director renews faces with Botox and targets unwanted fuzz or spider veins with laser technology, readying legs for pants-free Fridays at the office. Once bodies are all set to storm a sand castle, patrons can don swimwear from prominent wet-friendly brands such as Billabong,, Roxy, and Ed Hardy.
Galvanic Spa & Tan helps bodies glow with a combination of infrared heat, light therapy, and tanning treatments. Its Formostar infrared body wraps burn calories and contour curves, and its red-light therapy smoothes fine lines and wrinkles produced by aging or letting your face air dry. Bodies glow further with the center’s tanning beds or spritzes of Magic Tan 3000 formula—which bronzes without sun exposure—as well as teeth-whitening services.
The skillful sun-sprayers and machines at Tansyou Tanning Center team up to coat physiques with an eye-catching, even tan. Beach-shy bodies can loosen up with a trio of Norvell airbrush tans, applied by a professional with an eye for detail, and another eye for reading messages on blimps. The salon stocks Norvell's DHA-formulated tanning mist, which interacts naturally with skin's amino acids to develop into a bronze as dark and even as Darth Vader's breathing pattern. Those vying for the attention of simulated sun can opt for six months of unlimited 15-minute sessions in the salon's SuperClass 170-watt bed, whose regularly changed bulbs aim to cultivate rich color while avoiding burn.
Within one multifaceted facility, Tahiti Tans & Travel bathes clients in a suite of pampering and aesthetic services while acting as an oasis of relaxation. Spray-tan mists and UV beds grace skin with a sun-drenched glow as epidermises contrast with gleaming teeth fresh from a whitening treatment. Packed with nutrients from chocolate or sea clay?which dolphins also use in their beauty regimens?body wraps cloak guests snugly as they nourish the skin. Tahiti?s massage therapists also work kinks out of backs using traditional modalities, hot stones, and automated hydromassage beds as they knead away stress.
The Sun Shack adds pizzazz to pallid dermises year-round with a combination of UV beds and custom airbrush-tanning services. Sundash, Genesis, SunStar, and Ultrabronz beds get skin glowing with wraparound lamps for even, all-over color. Those looking to tan without incurring the burns of sunbathing or noshing radioactive toast can opt for airbrush jobs. Spray technicians customize desired shades and apply micromists of organic DHA ingredients that develop in one hour and can last several days.
Like Prince Charming searching for the foot of his Cinderella, the staff members at Sunlimited Tanning look for just the right tanning technology to fit each customer. They take into account a number of factors, including clients’ complexions and natural skin tones, and they use this information to prescribe treatment with one of four different tanning beds or a UV-free airbrush-tanning booth.
The salon’s tanning beds come equipped with amenities such as ultra bronzing bulbs, high-pressure facials, and built-in air conditioning. Technicians also take pains to make sure the bulbs in all tanning beds are replaced every 500 hours, lest they break open and spill the sun’s tears that they contain. Sunlimited’s staff can help clients’ tanning results last with a selection of skincare products that oxygenate the skin, and the salon offers Fit infrared body wraps to fend off fat and cellulite.
The cooks behind the restaurant, lounge, and café keep things focused, putting together a tight menu that draws from the best of American cuisine, including grilled burgers, Cajun rice sides, and chef-prepared fish fillets. In addition to a trio of salads, they prepare four pub-grub appetizers, including pork-chop bites, mozzarella sticks, and deep-fried chicken wings dunked in thai, bourbon, or spicy Cajun sauce. After digging into finger foods, diners can enjoy entrees of grilled chicken breast or grab hold of one of four classic, no-frills sandwiches—such as the BLT or turkey club—that come with housemade potato chips.
Thirteen signature mixed drinks—12 of which bartenders spike with Cîroc premium vodkas—act as the bedrock to a drink menu filled with fountain drinks and domestic and imported beers. A peach-flavored one, for instance, blends with orange and cranberry juices to create Peach on the Beach, a tastier treat than the short-lived Prune in the Fridge.