At Tan Republic, the staff doesn't just sit by while you tan?they advocate for responsible tanning. Within the upscale and modern salons, they carefully oversee the use the latest tanning equipment, including Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths as well as the high-pressure tanning beds, controlling clients' exposure to UV rays and cosmetic tanning compounds. They also ensure that every tanner uses FDA-compliant protective eyewear, and prevent any one visitor from wearing multiple pairs and making everyone else feel uncool. They even enhance their clients' tans with six varieties of lotion, each designed to produce a different intensity of bronze.
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.
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.
Inside Salon de Soleil, Jaraka Williams taps into a deep well of hairstyling creativity and an ample stock of Pravana coloring products. The licensed stylist sculpts manes into face-framing hairdos that match each client?s personal style and brings hair to full volume deep-conditioning treatments, which render strands soft, shiny, and healthy. After applications of color or highlights, clients walk out with elegantly coifed, emblazoned hairdos that fully renew their appearance.
Skin Waxing & Sunless Tanning Studio prettifies dermal layers in airbrush-tanning sessions and skin-smoothing waxing services. In 15 minutes, a tanning technician mists the body with a UV-free spray that patrons can customize in order to achieve their preferred sun-kissed hue. The service imbues clients with a bronzed radiance that can last up to 10 days and avoids the complications of such traditional tanning techniques as standing beneath a flashlight or bathing in butterscotch pudding. A spa professional strips away follicular contraband from arches during an eyebrow wax, which takes only five minutes to complete.
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).