Every salon claims that their tanning formula is one-of-a-kind. But at Unique Tan, it's actually true—owner Sherrie Lee Meredith developed it herself. Her signature spray-tanning blend, Unique Excellence, tints skin with a paraben-free solution of organic aloe vera, berry essences, and a firming serum to stave off the signs of aging. The formula also contains erythrulose, which can produce a longer-lasting bronze glow, and, because it's alcohol-free, helps keep skin moisturized and streak-free. The salon's Smart Tan–certified staff uses this in both automated booths and custom airbrushing sessions, which harness the steady hand of a tanning artist to ensure tans completely cover skin and finally even the score with haughty bronze statues.
The salon also offers traditional UV-tanning beds, which contain comfort-adding amenities such as air conditioning, aromatherapy, adjustable facial bulbs, and easy-to-follow voice instructions. Clients can enhance their tans with the salon's line of tan-accelerating products, which extend the life of each tan by keeping skin moisturized and healthy.
From wall-length windows, passersby peek into the fuchsia halls of U-Wink Eyelash Extensions and watch as experts carefully elongate lashes and transform normal eyelashes into dynamic and striking blinking machines. During the eyelash-extension sessions, the specialists bond between 30 and 120 individual lashes made of synthetic materials, silk, or mink to natural lashes, meticulously skipping baby lashes in order to avoid disrupting the lashes’ natural lifecycle. In addition to lashes, the specialists dress eyes and faces with mineral eye shadows during makeovers or makeup lessons using a handful of the 40 colors that can be used as eye shadow, lip gloss, eyeliner, nail polish, or thought bubbles.
V Nails Facial & Waxing Spa Boutique tends to skin needs and enhances facial features with spa services using products from such brands as Shira Organics, PCA Skin, Image Skincare and Lavish Lashes. Skincare services cleanse deep into pores and exfoliate the face to treat each client's specific needs. Nail services gild finger and toe tips with gel overlays and dramatic colors. Mink lashes rest along the lid, providing longer, thicker flutters that can convince traffic cops to let you off with a warning or borrow their badge.
Gayle Davis brings more than 30 years of beauty-industry experience to her salon, which she recently dubbed Salon de Prelude. She and her staff of hair stylists handle everything from colors, cuts, and weaves to Brazilian Blowouts and special occasion styles. Skincare specialists and nail technicians are on hand, too, adding facials, waxing, and shellac mani-pedis to the mix. Salon de Prelude welcomes appointments, walk-ins, and moonwalk-ins.
Modest Spot Salon is a full-service salon that hosts an atmosphere framed by vintage chic decor. Stylists offer a variety of services that include cuts, color treatments, highlights, and conditioning. The salon also hosts a makeup and styling bar where groups can enjoy blow-drying and makeup application in the evening.
Helmed by board-certified specialists, Facial Aesthetic Concepts was recently recognized as the Best Place for a Nip and Tuck in the Orange County Register's 2010 Best Of Orange County and enacts glowing dermises with a variety of services. Fit for any skin type, the seasonal signature facial fortifies human fabrics with a blend of deep pore cleansing, steam, exfoliation, and gentle-cycle hydration. Meanwhile, the ultimate one-hour chemical peel exorcises the specters of dead surface cells to help halt acne, rosacea, stage productions of Casper, and sun damage. Safe and effective laser systems penetrate the cheeks in the full-frame photofacial (IPL), which works to stimulate collagen production, mend broken capillaries, and minimize hyperpigmentation.