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.
Inside Salon Moda's modern interior, stylists clip and shape strands with help from products by Joico and Shu Uemura. Basic shampoo and style services allow heads to go from ragged to runway ready without a single end being snipped, and texturizing highlights add dimension to dull locks. The staff can also perform hot-stone massages, anti-aging facials, Shellac manicures, and 15-minute brow waxes that shape brows into perfect arches or mini handlebar moustaches.
Venus Ugolini opened the doors of Twisted Hair Salon in July 2011, offering hair, skin, and nail services to men and women alike. A graduate of Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, she combines her professional experience with that of a team of skilled stylists, colorists, and makeup artists. That team joins forces to offer a comprehensive list of services, including updos, eyelash extensions, and facials. Committed to taking a personal interest in their clients’ style even outside the salon’s walls, staffers can also provide helpful tips for maintaining results at home.
Colombia native Patricia Estes demonstrates her artistic talent in each mani-pedi she performs for men, women, and children alike. The longtime painter and licensed nail technician offers a full line of nail services—manicures, pedicures, and acrylic or gel nails—but her specialty is imaginative nail art. She painstakingly enhances fingernails and toenails with vibrant, highly detailed designs or miniature re-creations of Monet's Water Lilies. She works out of the 100-year-old National Avenue Cutting Company building with a group of stylists who also offer haircuts and other salon services.
Since 1994, The Tan Company's certified tanning consultants have harnessed the body-bronzing power of the sun and relocated it to customers' skin through a variety of vectors. Turn up your tone gradually with $50 in services and five levels of tanning available. The UV-averse and/or time-crunched, meanwhile, can step into a Mystic Tan booth to be evenly sprayed with a formulated mixture distilled from sunshine, beer-can condensation, beach volleyball sand, aloe vera, and other natural summertime ingredients. Unlike most prop-based comedy routines, the Mystic Tan process is over fast—noticeable color enhancement will occur within two to three hours. Many Tan Company locations offer custom airbrushing as well, in case the look you're going for is a Mystic Farmer Tan.