Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
Natural beauty and modern med-spa technology converge at this spa and boutique situated a stone's throw from the Portland waterfront. Guests can anchor their boats and then dock themselves comfortably at the pedicure bar, where toes enjoy a refreshing dip in jade-colored basins before being softened with mandarin ginger essential oils. Leafy green walls flanked by potted palms and vases filled with tall grasses reflect the spa's preference for all-natural skincare lines, including products by Éminence Organic, while jet-black furniture and sharp track lighting hint at the cutting-edge services––including laser hair removal and pixel skin resurfacing––that await inside private treatment rooms. Still, the spa is most proud of its specialty organic treatments, including a blueberry-soy slimming wrap that aims to improve circulation and activate the lymphatic system and a champagne-mimosa sugar scrub that bids bon voyage to dead skin cells as it hydrates and tones the body.
Customer comfort is given top priority, and guests are invited to unwind pre- or posttreatment in the spa's relaxation room, where complimentary tea, wine, and water are always available. The staff also encourages clients coming to the spa from work to bring a change of clothes so they can head home afterward in their coziest sweatsuit or velour overalls.
At The Sodbuster Bar, a menu of hearty half-pound burgers, delectable appetizers, and light wraps and salads fuel nights of revelry and well-mannered mayhem among friends and neighbors. The neighborhood pub continues its quarter-century of history under new, fun-loving management, charming visitors with its cast of colorful regulars and friendly barkeeps. Patrons pass the time with a vast array of entertainment options, winning bets with complicated trick shots at the pool table, showing off their vocal cords during karaoke, or flaunting their frontal lobes at trivia. As guests chow down on chicken fingers and sip frosty brews, flat screens broadcast nail-biting sports games, and stages host live bands, DJs, and standup comics.
Inside a white house in historical downtown Sylvania, the digs of Keith's Hair Design Ltd, passionate aesthetician Mandy Spohn specializes in a myriad of body-care services, performed with the help of Biolements products in the peaceful confines of a tranquil treatment room. After visitors bask in the rays in the waiting area and peruse shelves of products, they relax in their chair and watch as their just-snipped strands land on light wood flooring or gather into hair dolls in the corner. The pedicure station's Monet-inspired mural refreshes tired eyes, and clients descend a Tuscan-style staircase before sprawling across massage tables.
Stylist and photographer Marc Baronian draws on 20 years of experience at salons and fashion shows in Boston and Chicago to create transformative looks at Avedis Salon & Photography. With comprehensive makeovers that include haircuts and makeup applications by Melissa Lopez, he showcases his ability to reveal clients' true beauty using fine-tuned professional techniques rather than an enchanted looking glass. Clients can immediately document their dynamic new looks at the in-house photography studio, where Baronian adjusts the lighting, directs poses, and digitally removes blemishes and other imperfections to create elegant images.
At locally owned and operated Tanlines, a spray tan is more than just a spray tan. Applied by certified spray technicians, Tanlines' fast-drying Norvell solution not only bronzes any skin type, but also coats epidermises with a restorative formula that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Tanlines also offers traditional UV-bed tans. Besides helping patrons achieve a natural, sun-kissed look, Tanlines' Smart Tan–certified staff keep each facility, including their newly opened location in Franklin Park, stocked with skin-enriching products by Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty.