Even when the cold winds howl across icy winter streets, clients who emerge from Sun Seekers By Rosie look as though they've just returned from a tropical vacation or a long nap on an overpass in Florida. Guests stock up on glow in the salon's five levels of professional tanning beds, each equipped with powerful UV bulbs. Others credit their bronzed bodies to the salon's Mystic Tanning booth, which uses a UV-free spray solution to cast a natural-looking tan. To help clients care for their newly tanned skin, the salon peddles a variety of advanced lotions from top brands such as Ed Hardy and Devoted Creations.
The brilliant bronzers at Ultimate Sun assist customers in achieving their color goals with a variety of tanning techniques. Choose two UV-free Mystic Tans, which cast a healthy, even glow without the added weight of burdensome halos. Indoor sun-kissers can also multiply melatonin levels with a duo of the salon's highest intensity S-Class tanning sessions, which provide a month's worth of color in two to three visits, or ramp up vitamin D production with one month of level two tan-a-thons in a Catalina bed. Tête-à-têtes with the bed last 12 minutes at most and include three high-pressure facial bulbs to ensure that mugs match their lower body counterparts. Ultimate Sun greets its patrons with a refreshingly upscale ambiance bedecked with exposed brick walls and 21 private tanning rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art color-casting chambers. Like a Roman sculptor who gets paid per statue, Ultimate Sun bronzes bodies seven days a week.
A comfortable, inviting salon, Fringe administers follicular alterations using gentle products and careful precision. All Brazilian waxing sessions are handled by resident aesthetician and 10-year industry veteran Stefanie Corbett. In the comfort of a quiet, private room, Stefanie works her hair-wicking magic using Cirepil hard wax, a plant-based substance imported straight from France. Strip by strip, unwanted hairs will be banished from the body, allowing ladies to depart with the comfortable advantage of long-lasting hairlessness. This 45-minute procedure produces more potent results than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek and easily scared back into the follicle through the use of well-banged pans or the threat of another wax.
If there’s one thing the veteran waxing technicians at High Brow Waxing Boutique know for sure, it’s that clients hate pain. That's why they use Cirepil professional-brand wax, whose soy and beeswax ingredients are designed to ease hair shafts from follicles with as little irritation as possible. Afterward, they educate clients on aftercare to minimize skin irritation and stave off the attention of envious dolphins.
Esthetics by Liliya's sanctuary houses aestheticians who administer regenerative beauty treatments, such as facials, peels, and waxing services. The 80-minute complexion facial starts with a skin analysis, which informs aestheticians on how to properly implement customized cleansing measures, before an enzyme exfoliation mask opens pores, necessary extractions are made, and an additional mask is designed based on your skin type and Halloween costume. The treatment concludes with a moisturizer application and soothing face, shoulder, hand, and head massage.
The stylists at Knick Salon and Spa cultivate an urban oasis where organic and vegan products, eco-sensitive cleaning agents, and methodical recycling practices reign. Inspired by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher, the stylists refuse to cosset clients with anything except safe and nutritious concoctions by companies such as Phyto, Eufora, and Intelligent Nutrients. In their chandelier-lit workspace, they blend their mastery of cutting and coloring techniques with continuing education to expand their minds and give their hair more room to grow. That commitment to nature-inspired quality extends to the spa side as well, where mani-pedis powered by essential oils, paraffin-free masks, and organic sugar scrubs bring life back to tired hands and feet. In the private massage room, therapists ply muscles with soothing bodywork made all the more relaxing by infusions of jasmine and frankincense or the warm touch of hot stones. Tired muscles also meet their match in the spa's Alpha Capsule—a dry-heat sauna that promises each client heated vibration massage, aromatherapy, and a relaxing bowl of alphabet soup.
The staff at Natural Glo wants to provide a bronzed look without the harsh effects of UV rays. So tanning techs coat skin in a natural organic solution made with antioxidants and pure botanicals. They can also add a hydration treatment made with emollients, or an anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates skin with exotic plant extracts.