As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
Crystal Roberts views the massages she performs at Harmonic Energy not just as a therapeutic means of treating aches, pains, and curses but also as a preventative measure. Armed with a diploma from Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook and a massage-therapist license, she kneads muscles with a range of different techniques in her second-floor studio. She customizes sessions to each client's unique needs, hoping to render them more relaxed and healthier—unlike being in a hospital run by Tasmanian devils.
Med-Aesthetics of Maine hermetically seals facial beauty with treatments such as the 60-minute SkinMedica facial that employs a suite of polishing and moisturizing serums. A series of three 30-minute peels can restore youthful looks, adjusting the chemical strength according to epidermal needs and subtle subdermal hints. The Limelight photofacial treatment beams pulsed light into the skin to be absorbed by pigmented spots. As the spots heat up, they diminish in size and visibility, like hot-air balloons crossing into outer space. Treatment typically entails two sessions and includes a mini eye mask.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.
Sloppy moptops transform into fetching coiffures under the skilled shears of Ocean Waves Salon’s follicular makeover artists. Clients of either gender first surrender soiled tresses to a sudsy shampoo that swiftly jettisons deep-set grime and thoughts about pterodactyls. A trained stylist deploys a panoply of snips to evict freeloading curls before elegantly arranging the remaining locks into a chic, dependable ‘do. Alternatively, partial highlights add hue to manes to direct attention towards the most important strands and away from the hairs that are actually cobwebs. Radiant pendant lamps preside over clients relaxing in a spacious salon bedecked with ultramodern equipment and cozy homespun flair.
Massage Envy offers the regenerative properties of various types of massage that make a soul vessel feel springtime fresh. Of your 90-minute massage session, 10 minutes are set aside for dressing time and a consultation with your therapist to ensure your massage is customized for you.