To save beach lovers from harmful UVA and UVB rays, April Clark uses specially formulated sprays that react naturally with skin to produce dark, even tans in 15 minutes. Working inside a private room at Moda Salon, April swathes physiques in the DHA-based solution, which, in one session, can mimic the effects of five visits to a tanning bed or eight days spent soaking in a tub of sun tea.
Ever since Salon Deco opened its doors in June 2013, its friendly, skilled aestheticians have worked to optimize each client's natural beauty. Guests can sip glasses of wine while nail technicians groom and pamper hands, decorating fingernails with long-lasting Shellac polish in traditional or funky colors. The aestheticians also enhance eyes with feminine eyelash extensions, beautify skin with airbrush makeup, and cut and color men's and women's hair. Wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows lend the salon a clean, modern ambiance.
At Forever Young Laser Clinic, the wheels would come to a screeching halt if it weren't for laser technology. The staff depends on it to remove everything from hair and tattoos to age spots and wrinkles. They can even use the technologically advanced lasers to whiten teeth, though no teeth-whitening technique will ever compare to an old-fashioned toothpaste float.
Formerly the St. Louis Tan Company, The Tan Company opted for a more general name after it expanded from its first salons in Missouri. While he established locations in other states, owner Todd Beckman stuck to the business model that had attracted his initial surge of customers: several different tanning levels in one clean, welcoming space. Today, Tan Company locations feature beds, booths, and products from multiple leading brands, including MysticTan and Australian Gold.
Face Gallery's licensed massage therapists and skin technicians work to provide clients with a personalized blend of treatments to promote both health and relaxation. Skilled in various modalities, the muscle-kneading specialists address specific health concerns, including high blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. In addition to increasing circulation and helping bodies release their environmental toxins through massages, the Face Gallery crew performs oxygen facials, waxing services, and eyelash extensions.