A brushed metal sign atop a cabinet of top industry products sets the stage for the experience at Pacific Sun Tanning Company—a contemporary tanning salon rated No. 1 by the readers of Reno News & Reviews for the last five years. The salon's UV specialists undertake Smart Tan's comprehensive certification before bending the sun's radiation to their will, learning the ins and outs of ray exposure, selecting ideal skincare products, and discerning which compliments will coax Helios into sharing his private stash of solar beams. They can also eschew the sun entirely and bestow beachy glows through custom spray-tan services. The popular tanning facilities and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor have expanded into six locations throughout the Reno and Sparks.
At Sunsation Tanning, every member of the Smart Tan–certified staff can strategize tanning plans to achieve each client’s envisioned hue. In the salon's arsenal, a fleet of 15 tanning beds joins forces with a full stock of lotions, color accelerators, and after-care products. The meticulous studio also houses a Mystic Tan spray-tanning booth and airbrush-tanning equipment that can be mobilized for clients with tight schedules or living statues who need an emergency touchup.
Female-owned-and-operated since 1999, Fondue Body Piercing & Tattoo adorns epidermises with ink and jewelry in its clean, safe, and welcoming storefront. A member of Fondue's team of experienced tattoo artists leads clients past vivid pink- and orange-painted brick walls into private rooms, where an arsenal of professional tools await their next body art project. Fondue's extensive portfolio of past skin-borne masterpieces ($40+) includes scripted phrases, personal photograph renderings, and original designs of mythical creatures, such as unicorns and Norman Mailer. Body piercings ($20+, includes jewelry) add sparkle and additional aeration to dull body surfaces, from simple ear and nose studs, to clavicle piercings and ear gauging. The boutique also stocks an array of jewelry, men's and women's clothing, hookahs, purses, and other accessories, which are only redeemable with this Groupon when a tattoo or piercing is purchased.
Named best massage/facial service by Connecticut magazine for five years running, Tranquility places an emphasis on natural, holistic treatments. Customers enter a lobby decorated in soothing earth tones through a portal wreathed with vines, where they can then choose their preferred method of relaxation, beautification, and stress lancing. The light-to-medium pressure of a Swedish massage can improve muscle tone and stimulate circulation that stalls during the course of long workdays and transcontinental boat rides in sedentary soil boxes. The Rejuvenating facial, with its deep cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, and extractions, can hydrate the skin and reduce evidence of aging. Additionally, customers who spend a total of $400 (including this Groupon) in November and December at the spa and attached shop will receive a $50 gift certificate though the Shop and Save Days program.
Aesthetician Tracy Mayfield stays abreast of the latest beautifying techniques and technologies, administering an impressive array of waxing services from her post at Gossip Salon Studios. Armed with nothing more than paper strips and heated wax, she whisks every speck of unwanted stubble from corporeal regions, even masterfully smoothifying hard-to-reach bits, such as the inner nose or ear. Her facials clear buildup from pores and alleviate acne and other skin conditions while keeping noses from barking the whole time with aromatherapy scents. Her eyelash and eyebrow tinting, meanwhile, adds a sense of drama to the eyes without having to replace eyelids with miniature theater curtains.
True experts have signed off on Goddess Repair Shop's beauty treatments?their M'lis Body Contour Wrap, for instance, was created by a biochemist at UCLA Medical Center. The spa's owner picked it based on two decades of experience in the health and beauty industry, and her savvy has paid off. The wrap aims to slim areas of the body by boosting circulation and lymphatic flow, flushing out the toxins and waste that can build up in fat cells. Another of the spa's signature treatments, microcurrent sessions hone tiny electrical impulses to tone and tighten tissue on the face and body, making guests look more youthful without the public humiliation of wearing a beanie cap.