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.
Located across the street from Lakewood's Clover Park High School, this warm, intimate hair salon specializes in relaxers, fashion-forward haircuts, and Paul Mitchell color. With licensed stylist Tricia at the helm, clients can pop in for a Brazilian blowout—a semi-permanent smoothing treatment—or prep for a special night out with a roller set or natural press. Along with hair services, the studio offers bikini and Brazilian waxing to ready bodies for daring swimsuits or even more daring mini-snowsuits.
A licensed therapist collectively fuels each relaxing treatment with years of experience. A wide range of modalities are blended to tailor services according to physical and mental needs, including medical and sports massage to relieve soreness and Swedish modalities to boost circulation and ease tension throughout the body. Additional modalities include injury massage, migraine-relief treatments, and specialized bodywork for infants, children, and teddy bears that sprained their shoulder in the dryer.
Licensed massage therapist Sang Ko believes that there's an intrinsic link between the state of the mind and its manifestation in the body. Drawing this idea, Sang customizes bodywork to the particular needs of each individual. Clients may solicit Sang for light-to-medium Swedish strokes or request firmer deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques to alleviate lower-layer aches. Sports massages are also available to improve range of motion and athletic performance.