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treatments, contouring physiques with mesotherapy, and lasering away unwanted tattoos of ex-girlfriends’ names or outdated world maps.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 stylists primp and pamper exteriors with a variety of beautifying services. Nail techs colorize digits with glitzy manicures, artificial-nail applications, and pedicures performed in massaging chairs. 'Dos are reshaped in a frenzy of snipping and layering or are transformed with new color schemes. Tending to faces, the aestheticians refresh skin with microdermabrasion, during which a diamond tip sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal the more youthful surface beneath. Eyebrow waxing deters hair from its quest to construct the least efficacious kind of body armor—the soft, braided kind.
At Sunsation Tanning, every member of the Smart Tan–certified staff can strategize tanning plans to achieve each client’s envisioned hue. In the salon's arsenal, a fleet of 15 tanning beds joins forces with a full stock of lotions, color accelerators, and after-care products. The meticulous studio also houses a Mystic Tan spray-tanning booth and airbrush-tanning equipment that can be mobilized for clients with tight schedules or living statues who need an emergency touchup.
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.
In 2012, Salon 2000 helped 38 people donate 469 inches of hair to help create wigs for children suffering from medical hair loss. As part of the Spread the Love campaign organized by Matrix, the salon provides fundraising and charitable opportunities for Locks of Love and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Salon 2000 also offers a 20% discount on all new products to clients who bring in gently used products. The salon donates these products to Casa de Vida, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for pregnant women aged 12–22 who are experiencing homelessness.
When owner Rhonda Clark and her team of stylists, manicurists, and an aesthetician aren’t helping make the world a better place, they are helping clients feel better about their appearances. They cut off split ends and add rich hues to strands. They shape nails and tend to cuticles and remove unwanted hair with waxing. They also treat skin problems with targeted microzone treatments.