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.
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.
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.