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.
To say Leisa Erickson has an eye for details would be putting it mildly. Each day, she hovers above the peaceful faces of her clients with sleek, silver instruments in her hands. She uses these tools to glue synthetic extensions to each lash, one at a time. That's why she opened The Lash Lounge?to create a haven both for her craft and the women that appreciate the drama that lush, lengthy lashes add to their look.
In addition to being certified as an eyelash extension artist, Leisa is also a licensed cosmetologist. Her cohort, Carly Castelli carries the same credentials as Leisa, along with the title of fastest lash artist in the West. Together this duo primps fringed lids with extensions and applies semi-permanent mascara, which tints lashes for up the three weeks. They also shampoo the delicate strands inside tiny eye-sized showers to kill potentially harmful bacteria.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
Owner and founder Jackie Dark, a longtime eyelash-extension customer, wanted to introduce others to the beauty service that shortened her daily routine. She and her team of certified aestheticians and cosmetologists at Lovely Lash Salon & Cosmetic Center dedicate the practice solely to instant beauty fixes. Some of the services they offer include eyelash extensions?with synthetic or mink lashes in varying sizes, lengths, and styles, they add volume to guests' eyes, making them look alert and fresh during all hours without using mascara. They also perm and tint lashes, as well as spray tanning, teeth whitening, and help improve figures with VelaShape body shaping.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
WINK Eyelash's technicians are such pros, you're liable to fall asleep during the 60-90 minute service. While lying down with your eyes closed, the techs apply individual extensions one-by-one using a formaldehyde-free adhesive that never even makes contact with the skin. Once complete, lashes are longer, thicker, and darker, eliminating the need for mascara, and for many clients, any eye makeup or feathered monocles at all. WINK's technicians recommend touch-ups every couple of weeks, which is a good excuse to revisit the modern, clean salon, which is outfitted with heated pink beds and lime-green accent walls.