The private rooms at Tan-Tastic Tanning yield many paths to acquiring richer pigmentation. Among the most popular of these are bronze-, silver-, and platinum-level tanning beds that imbue skin with varying degrees of UV light to ensure a smooth and even tone. Bronze beds illume bodies and faces with separate tanners, silver beds cradle client in an ergonomic acrylic base that includes a ventilation system and mp3 plug-in, and platinum beds boast high-pressure bulbs and shoulder tanners. Just off to the side of its more traditional siblings, a VersaSpa spray-tan booth burnishes skin with a UV-free mist until it achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried garden sculpture. At the salon’s front desk, lotions and elixirs from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold mingle with blends from Devoted Creations, such as a skin-firming aromatherapy formula with anticellulite agents and white-birch extract.
As a skin-cancer survivor, the owner of Boho Mobile Tans wanted to promote healthy tanning, reduce the incidents of skin cancer, and give people a safer way to garner a sun-kissed glow. So when spray technicians arrive at clients' locations, they arrive with solutions that contain no fragrances, preservatives, or harsh chemicals such as parabens, which may irritate the skin and possibly cause cancer. The product produces a even, natural bronzed tan. The company also supports cancer research and treatment by donating 5% of all sales to the American Cancer Society.
Board-certified internist Dr. Steve Fabrizio, MD, oversees the staff at Premier Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics. His efforts to tackle obesity throughout the past decade have given him expertise in dieting, exercise, and medications, which supplements the aesthetic treatments at his medspa. On the spa side, Botox injections work to erase the lines and creases that appear after years of folding your face up into your wallet, and lasers zap away unwanted hair and spider veins.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
HotHeadz Salon's staff combines 60 years of collective experience to beautify clients with indulgent manicures and pedicures as well as hair services—from extensions and color to special-occasion updos and blowouts—for men and women. When seated in the cushy leather treatment chairs, guests may recognize a familiar face treating their hair. Former WWE wrestler and MMA artist Sean Haire has recently joined the HotHeadz team, passing on the same sharp style he exhibited on the cover of South Magazine. The salon's other staff members tout equally impressive credentials. Three of the stylists have been certified as Blonde Me colorists by blonding master Kim Vo. Together, the HotHeadz family tirelessly caters to each individual's taste. All of their work is guaranteed, allowing unsatisfied clients to ask for a complimentary re-do or an "I'm Sorry" card written in shampoo.