Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
Lady Broussard Skincare nurtures patrons with treatments that blend traditional beauty rituals, such as European facials and microdermabrasion, with holistic therapies, such as stress-busting reflexology. Complimentary refreshments relax clients as beauty professionals revitalize skin with custom masks and exfoliating glycolic peels or christen the body with a pink-champagne scrub before painting on its new nautical name. Products from PCA, Bioelements, and the spa's own proprietary line power many of the skin-focused services, which are complemented by additional aesthetic enhancements, such as mink eyelash extensions and waxing for both face and body.
Simply Hot Yoga Wellness Center uses a combination of yoga and wellness treatments to help individuals achieve and maintain optimal health. Vinyasa- and Hatha-style yoga classes take place in 105-degree rooms to allow for a greater range of movement. Hot yoga also helps students burn fat more effectively, reduce anxiety, and enhance athletic ability and the ability to drink hot tea near an erupting volcano. Additionally, wellness services such as nutritional therapy, a forthcoming infrared-sauna, and aroma therapy help enhance intense yoga sessions. The center offers both group and private yoga sessions.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
Surrounded by cream- and mocha-hued walls while facing full-length mirrors, clients nestle into salon chairs as stylists detach split ends and add in colorful highlights. Across the salon, conventional tanning beds add bronze color to bodies, while a spray-tanning session darkens skin sans melted caramel baths. While at the salon, guests can pick up beauty products such Chi, Australian Gold, Matrix, and Bed Head, showcased in sleek cubed black-and-white shelving units.