A brushed metal sign atop a cabinet of top industry products sets the stage for the experience at Pacific Sun Tanning Company—a contemporary tanning salon rated No. 1 by the readers of Reno News & Reviews for the last five years. The salon's UV specialists undertake Smart Tan's comprehensive certification before bending the sun's radiation to their will, learning the ins and outs of ray exposure, selecting ideal skincare products, and discerning which compliments will coax Helios into sharing his private stash of solar beams. They can also eschew the sun entirely and bestow beachy glows through custom spray-tan services. The popular tanning facilities and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor have expanded into six locations throughout the Reno and Sparks.
While many weight loss plans focus purely on caloric intake, Sierra Nevada Wellness Center’s supervised weight loss programs account for a matrix of factors such as sleep, stress, and hormone levels. This is because the staff, who specializes in natural weight loss solutions, knows that a variety a factors effect a person’s ability to shed excess pounds. Helmed by licensed physician Dr. Joe Johnson, the team balances diets with nutritional supplements, and also performs services such as permanently reducing unwanted hair with laser hair removal treatments, contouring physiques with mesotherapy, and lasering away unwanted tattoos of ex-girlfriends’ names or outdated world maps.
Destinations Salon and Spa's meticulous nail technician, Patty, colorizes digits with glitzy manicures, artificial nail applications, and pedicures performed in massaging chairs. The manicure and pedicure each kick off with a sugar scrub, which smoothes skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and deterring hair from its quest to construct the least efficacious kind of body armor—the soft braided kind. Keratin caregivers prune overgrown cuticles and whittle nail topiaries before glazing them in a uniform coat of glossy polish. Fresh sets of artificial gel or acrylic nails in pink and white or colorful hues settle atop fingers to guard underlying talons like a child who keeps siblings out of her room by silly-puttying the door shut.
An Aveda concept salon, Shine staffs expert aestheticians who woo customers with a comprehensive menu of beautifying and calming services. Haircuts ($35 for women, $20 for men) feature complimentary head, neck, and scalp massages to calm scissor-fearing tendrils, while non-scalp follicles can be sentenced to waxing, from simple lip pruning ($10 and up) to a full Brazilian deforestation ($65 and up). A manicure ($20) and pedicure ($35–$65) can restore shoddy digit tips to their original state of glamour. Pre-prettified figures can revel in a 30-, 60-, or 90-minute signature relaxation massage ($35–$85) from the licensed therapist, which features an effleurage barrage designed to ward off tax nightmares and melt away tensions. This Groupon can also be used toward products or pricier services such as the aromatherapy hot-stone massage ($80 for 60 min., $110 for 90 min.), which blots out agitation with essential-oil scents and sizzling basalt rocks.
Aromatherapy oils further relax clients’ muscles during sessions that last up to 120 minutes. The massage therapists work from within Avalon Massage, or visit their clients at home or in slow-moving grocery-store lines.
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Plum-hued walls flank Teased Hair & Nail Boutique, whose stylists corral manes and whose nail pros specialize in acrylics, gels, and pedicures. Long-lasting acrylics and gels coat each nail in a chip-free shield of color, and there is no charge for repairs or cuticles' cable TV installation. A glittery portfolio of creative, fastidiously lavished nail art shows off the digit detailers' skills, and a menu of tinsel, feathers, and weaves outfits noggins with an elaborate roster of scalp-sprucing treatments.