The salon’s knowledgeable staff is passionate about helping their guests look younger, slimmer, and beach-ready by providing a cache of beautifying services. When technicians aren’t helping guests choose between Mystic Tan spray booths and three levels of UV tanning beds, they kick-start red-light therapy facial treatments that help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Specialized Formostar infrared body wraps with heated silicone bandages help the body break down stored fat and sweat out toxins with the goal of smoothing out cellulite and reshaping physiques to eventually mimic the silhouettes of hourglasses or barometers.
A string of leaves in bright reds and oranges curls around the reception desk of Vanity Salon. Nearby, potted foliage flanks the hair-drying stations. Little earthy touches bring much warmth to the salon as clients gather for haircuts, highlights, and extensions. Staffers also bolster visages with makeup applications that withstand special occasions such as the prom or a swim meet.
Suanne Kimmel uses her extensive training to cleanse and rejuvenate complexions. The former massage therapist and PCA Skin–certified professional uses the medical-grade product line to remove dirt and oil from pores and exfoliate dead skin cells during relaxing skincare services. She customizes each facial, peel, and microdermabrasion treatment to the client's individual needs, which may include aging skin, acne, mild scarring, or sun damage. She also offers aesthetic treatments, such as eyelash extensions and VascuTouch, a treatment that uses radio frequency to remove spider veins and skin tags.
Three Brothers Boards instructors help prospective paddlers see amphibious sights from a new perspective during their scenic paddleboard tours. Combining the standing posture of surfing with kayaking's oar-powered propulsion, paddleboarding lets sea students glide atop calm waters while peering deep into the submarine scenes beneath. Like a trip to a nature preserve or an invitation to a squirrel's housewarming party, participants can see an abundance of wildlife in a relaxed setting, including dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, bald eagles, and a variety of vegetation. Wayfarers of any age or skill level learn the smooth-sailing style during a maritime voyage atop one of the boards, handcrafted by the waterborne brothers. The lightweight, easy to maneuver, and stable boards come in a variety of makes and models, with vessels calibrated for leisurely cruises or drag races with jellyfish greasers.
A trip to the islands is the most relaxing getaway. The staff at Java Hair Company strive to recreate that state of relaxation with a tropical atmosphere and a roster of beautifying services. Expert hair stylists snip clients' hair into face-flattering shapes, adding color and highlights to add dimension without using hairspray to sculpt it into a cube. Facials restore moisture to tired skin, and massages release tension and aches. The gel polish used in manicures resists chips for up to two weeks, and feet get scrubbed and lotioned up during pedicures.