When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate deep-orange walls, all of which are dutifully reflected in the salon's faux-marble tiles. Amid these modern accents, licensed cosmetologists nix fuzz from brow fringes with specialty wax sessions and revamp strands with European cut-and-color techniques. Clients also may retreat to a private room for a relaxing tan, or request nail art in the form of butterflies, roses, or close-ups of Mona Lisa's bling teardrop tattoo.
Massage therapist Annie is passionate about healthy living; otherwise her skills might stop at the usual Swedish and sports massages. While she excels at these and other conventional modalities, she also practices Ayurvedic massage. Through the Ayurvedic system, she believes that massages should not only help relax muscles, but also balance the constitution of the body to help stave off future health issues.
It sure isn't hard to spot Studio 5 Hair Design from the street with the business's vibrant green and orange color scheme. The funky color scheme continues inside, where guests walk past bright-orange walls to get to hot-pink rooms, on the way passing the murals of swirling fluorescent hues that cover entire walls. It's all accented by mod mirrors, pink shag rugs, and mismatched neon furniture that plays up the already daring decor and suggests the adventurous taste of the boutique's stylists.
Here, men get mohawks, and women get cuts and updos, not to mention facials that prime their skin for the work of a makeup artist. Plush pedicure chairs let patrons rest their feet in whirlpools while they decide on a holographic design or try to say the word "yawn" in their heads without yawning. The team's hygiene practices keep guests as healthy as they do beautiful.
When Frida Emalange opened her first salon in 2001, she recognized the need for a salon in the area that would cater to clients with all types of hair. Now, with her dream salons, Zorganics Health & Beauty, she continues this mission, along with using and selling a line of natural, organic products. Drawing inspiration from Zora—the name of Frida’s daughter, as well as a word meaning “dawn” or “rising sun”—the stylists work to make each client’s hair and skin look and feel as lovely as the sunrise. Along with hair care that includes couture haircuts, Keratin treatments, cornrows, and full weaves, the staff members pamper nails and skin with organic spa treatments. They also bundle their services into pampering packages that may include candle lit massage, which is what George Washington called it when he cleaned his musket.
When it comes to cosmetics and couture, K&M Fashions & Tanning has just about cornered the market. Inside the store, men's and women's apparel and accessories from trendy designers adorn shelves and mannequins, luring in guests with the latest in seasonal styles. But K&M's commitment to looking good goes even deeper, with medium- and high-intensity tanning beds that enhance complexions, and an onsite stylist who gives coifs fashion-forward cuts.