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.
True experts have signed off on Goddess Repair Shop's beauty treatments?their M'lis Body Contour Wrap, for instance, was created by a biochemist at UCLA Medical Center. The spa's owner picked it based on two decades of experience in the health and beauty industry, and her savvy has paid off. The wrap aims to slim areas of the body by boosting circulation and lymphatic flow, flushing out the toxins and waste that can build up in fat cells. Another of the spa's signature treatments, microcurrent sessions hone tiny electrical impulses to tone and tighten tissue on the face and body, making guests look more youthful without the public humiliation of wearing a beanie cap.
Surrounded by walls painted in plum, olive, and sunflower hues, Avanti Salon's team of beauty specialists refines hair and nails with creative flair and seasoned techniques. Permanent-makeup artist Lisa Anderson calls on more than 10 years of experience as she applies permanent eyeliner, eyebrow liner, or lip liner, helping clients bypass the need for makeup or head-butting a cosmetics model every morning. As stylists transform heads with haircuts, extensions, and color, specialists also smooth physiques with waxing services. Nail artists stick digits in the spotlight with artful shaping, vibrant polish, and custom acrylic designs or nail art.
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.