Couples escape to Springfield Spas to lose themselves in the hot tubs that occupy its 10 private rooms. Duos can slip into a bubbling hot tub and adjust the temperature to the level they find most suitable for relaxing muscles, invigorating circulation, and poaching eggs. Some themed rooms transport guests to such tranquil places as gardens or beaches, whereas others are decorated with zen-inspired paintings or Oregon Ducks gear. As their troubles dissipate, tandems can contemplate the open sky in the select rooms that feature half or open roofs. Each room comes equipped with a radio and shower, and some rooms can accommodate mp3 players or modestly sized orchestras. The one-hour getaways spare couples the expense of taking more elaborate vacations and the hassle of filling their attics with hot water when they want quick respite.
A real passion for her job is what makes Barbara Silvia look forward to coming into work every day, she explains on her website. She has worked as a nail technician for three years performing mani-pedis. Most recently, she relocated to a booth inside Sunflower Salon, where she specializes in acrylic nails and elaborate nail art. Barbara works hard to keep abreast of current trends, from using long-lasting gel polish to decorating digits with portraits of popular CEOs.
Sunsational Tanning & Salon’s beds and spray tans infuse skin with luminous color regardless of the season. A staff of specialists has kept the sun from setting on the salon’s expansive interior for more than eight years, matching skin tones with tanning beds or manually applying UV-free spray tans. They keep all of their equipment in pristine shape, regularly changing the light bulbs in their beds and refilling their spray-tan applicators with liquefied gold. They also lighten teeth using Beaming White products.
Color of Beauty bronzes pallid pigmentation using a bevy of beach-shirking tanning beds, which battle blanched personas with the help of a qualified staff and their allies, UV rays. The salon offers a number of epidermal-brassing recourses—both lie-down and stand-up options are available, as well as beds both silent and sound-system-equipped. Build your color base during an 18-minute session in the Lumina C 30 bed ($7), or step into the X7 42 High Intensive bed for a 12-minute nap, after which you wake up handsomely tanned and 12 minutes older ($20). UV-free tanning is also available (starting at $30 a session), and a host of tanning products promise to prolong your asolar blush (lotions start at $30 per bottle).
At Solar Beach Tanning, Hair, and Nails, a quartet of beauty professionals transform heads into stylish works of art, accomplishing everything from bridal updos to elaborate clipper-rendered designs. They also cut kids’ hair and apply extensions using Babe hair. As stylists do their thing, a nail tech buffs, polishes, and paints custom designs as massage therapists work out sinewy knots and tanning specialists oversee high- and low-pressure bed- and spray-tanning procedures. The team can also perform waxing treatments and apply contouring infrared body wraps.
At Crave Sun & Spa, you can tan by the minute or by the month—different membership packages give guests free reign over the beds, which are named after tropical locales. After lounging inside beds such as the Jamaica, Rio, or Tahiti, clients can receive a relaxing massage, or treat their skin to a clarifying facial treatment. The staff also offers nail care and waxing services.
Skin becomes a fashion accessory at Tanner's Paradise, where Smart Tan-certified technicians have transformed bodies with eye-catching color for more than a decade. The team can recommend a tan-accelerating lotion for your skin type, or steer you through their collection of seven UV machines, including a Soltron bed that emits aromatherapy scents and a Soltron standup booth powerful enough to deliver color in eight minutes. Their VersaSpa and Mystic spray booths both disguise skin flaws and make limbs look leaner without UV exposure or continuous x-ray imaging. Nail technicians and hairstylists are also on hand to crown digits and faces, helping them match newly gilded bodies.