With its black walls, chrome décor, and streamlined furniture, Platinum Tanning’s ultramodern waiting room reflects a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of UV and sunless-tanning technology. This theme continues in the salon’s private rooms, which host standup and lie-down UV tanning beds—including the Montego Bay V56, the AutoBronzer, the S-Class, the P-90 Combo, and the advanced Alpha 6800—that infuse skin with a bright, sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze.
To keep skin looking the golden hue of King Midas’s morning toast, Platinum Tanning stocks its shelves with moisturizing and color-boosting products from top brands such as Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Devoted Creations. UV-free California Tan spray tanning imbues skin with one of three shades that can last up to seven days. To determine which tanning regimen is right for you, talk to the salon’s staff during a free consultation that accounts for your skin type and goals.
The aesthetician at Sedora Spa unites her knowledge of natural ingredients with modern technology to help compensate for the shortcomings of plant-based skin products and radios made from coconuts. Ultrasonic massage devices shimmy across the skin with 28,000 vibrations per second to help break down blackheads, dirt, and grease while boosting circulation. Elecro facials firm up drooping skin by gently stimulating the muscles of the face and dive under the skin to kill the bacteria that causes break-outs. This technology works alongside skillful blends of Dead Sea mineral masks and natural butters and oils.
The team at Sedora Spa devotes itself to clients’ comfort. Cookies, snacks, and tea in the reception area greet incoming guests. In the candlelit treatment areas, clients can pick between vanilla and lavender aromatherapy or simply enjoy the cherry-almond scent of everyday oxygen.
Cherlyn Salon's stylists, who average more than 10 years of experience apiece, rein in unruly hair through services such as stylish cuts, vivid highlights, and strand-smoothing treatments. Clipper-gripping hands cleanly cut and style lady locks ($65) and deftly scale back men's ($40) and children's ($30 and up if younger than 10) scalp gardens.
Cindy, a licensed aesthetician, caters to clients' skincare needs by performing treatments that use cutting-edge, medical-grade technology to create dramatic cosmetic results. Bare Touch Laser's FDA-approved Candela GentleLase system is capable of treating a wide range of skin and hair types, and the device's dynamic cooling system helps minimize any discomfort caused by the pulses of laser light energy. These pulses can bombard the follicles of unwanted stubble and prevent the hairs from growing back over time, or they can help by minimizing the appearance of unsightly veins, sun spots, or birthmarks.
• For $27, you get a men's traditional hot-towel shave, facial, and a neck, head, and shoulder massage (a $55 value). • For $32, you get a women's haircut and blow-dry (up to a $75 value). • For $100, you get two 60-minute massages (a $200 value).