Oceanic blue and turquoise walls and vintage surfboards evoke a beachy feel inside Montego Bay Tanning Co. The airy salon houses private rooms with Wolff, SunStar, StarPower, and Ultra Bronze beds that work to tan clients without the fuss of spending all day outside under the sweltering sun. Montego Bay also houses a standup booth and even a leg tanner. For folks that prefer a UV-free glow, spray tans offer a natural look without any streaks or crop circles left on the body.
Each of the private tanning rooms at Sunny Buns Tanning Salon and Spa has its own personality—one is painted with the New York skyline, whereas another features distressed Greek-style columns and a decorative fountain. Inside, customers can choose from four levels of UV bed or a VersaSpa spray-tan booth, which adds color to skin without having customers throw on a swimsuit and run across a paintball field. In addition, the salon offers Dermalogica facials, haircuts and color, and massages.
Inside Sunny Buns Tanning Salon & Spa, the full-length, ornate, gold-framed mirror at Kaitlyn Nearing's workstation allows her to take in each client's entire look, so she can do her best work. She prides herself on customizing looks to clients' needs and styles with her hair services. Those range from lengthening hair extensions and dramatic mohawk highlights to reconstructive deep-conditioning treatments and classic cuts for every member of the family.
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.
Cashmere Skin & Body offers a panoply of soothing and smoothing spa and salon services performed by the hands of skilled aestheticians, massage therapists, and makeup artists. Engage in a one-hour massage ($55), performed by a licensed massage therapist such as Sara Morrison and available in several styles, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and Sports Performance, which increases flexibility and revs up recovery in bodies left rattled by games of full-contact croquet. On the opposite end of the relaxation spectrum, waxing services raze eyebrows ($15), upper lips ($10), and Brazilian bikini lines ($55). Revive a frayed frontispiece with a 45-minute mini version of a berry refined facial ($45), which exfoliates dry skin cells with alpha hydroxy acids to reveal the bountiful flesh fruit below, or extend the exfoliation downward with a radiant skin renewal sugar scrub ($65), which works over the whole body, then moisturizes the federation of limbs with nourishing cream. Special-occasion makeup application ($60) is also available.
SunSational Tanning provides bronze seekers with one Mystic Tan spray-tan booth and 14 tanning beds in a 3,500-square-foot tanning salon. Tanners can step into a standup Mystic Tan spray-tan booth, where a mechanical airbrush travels from head to pinky toe, spritzing the body with a custom sunless formulation that results in a deep, long-lasting bronze that can't be bought in a pawn shop. Clients can also opt for Sudatonic infrared body wraps that promote weight loss, red light therapy that stimulates collagen production in the skin, and UV tanning beds. The tanning salon also features a coffee house that serves gourmet coffee and offers free WiFi so customers can research next season's tanning trends. The shop sports a merchandise section that includes apparel and skin care products from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold.