It may seem impossible to bottle sunshine, but staff members at Wolff Tan's six locations have been aiming to do just that for more than 16 years. Besides stocking shelves with salon-quality tanning products and moisturizers, they help guests re-hue in standup and traditional UV tanning beds outfitted with onboard air showers and stereos. UV-free Mystic tanning booths coat clients in a choice of three levels of ray-free color, from a subtle glow to a gold deeper than Midas' philosophical works. During customized airbrush spray-tan sessions, technicians use handheld devices to shade and contour curves and define muscles onsite or offsite in homes or offices.
With more than 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, owner Kim Matthews dedicates herself to mastering the newest cosmetic trends, including photo-rejuvenation treatments, minimally invasive tattoo removal, and permanent-makeup applications. When she isn't supervising her staff of stylists and aestheticians, Kim occupies her time by leading informative workshops or keeping tabs on the North Florida Cosmetology Institute, which she founded with her mother. To keep clients looking as youthfully radiant as a newborn sun, the studio's menu includes hair-styling services, waxing sessions, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials performed with Pevonia skincare products.
Kristy Adams uses her skills as an aesthetician to help her clients break free of acne, sun spots, scars, and other stubborn skin problems. Her European facials and dermafile microdermabrasions sweep away dead skin cells, and doses of LED light shrink pores and evict bacteria that blossoms into acne. She also administers a microcurrent treatment using a wand that firms skin and retrains muscles to rapidly smile and frown to the beat of “Another One Bites the Dust.” This treatment can be used on faces, hips, thighs, buttocks, stomachs, backs, and upper arms to firm and tone skin, retain muscle, and help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Microcurrent facelift and body sculpting
Brands Used: Rejuvi, Image Skincare
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Brands Used: Beautiful Image, Revitalight, Dermafile, Beauty Image Elastin Infusion
Kim Barnard knows what an intimate experience spray-tanning can be. To keep her clients feeling secure about exposing their skin and sharing personal details, the master-certified airbrush artist adheres to a strict no-gossip privacy clause in which she promises never to judge clients or divulge information about anything that goes on within Myst Me Mobile Spray Tanning's traveling tanning unit—or, as she says, "What happens in the limo bus stays in the limo bus." After traveling to her appointed location, Kim spends around 30 minutes with each client, accentuating the body’s curves, camouflaging blemishes, and colorizing spots left from stints on black-and-white movie sets with natural-looking bronzing products from Norvell, Organic Sun, and Amber Sun.
Equipped with a wealth of know-how, the pigment technicians at Tan Shadows take time with each client to educate them on optimal tanning techniques and proper skincare. Associates begin their bronzing career by achieving Smart Tan certification, a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of the science of tanning, including basic concepts, skin-pigment processes, and how to safely corral sunbeams into tanning-bed bulbs. Staff members confidently educate their customers on what products will help them to achieve their ideal tone, and whether UV-bed sessions, spray-tanning treatments, or oil paints are ideal for their hue-altering goals. Associates maintain the salon's potent tanning systems in between sessions by refreshing tanning bulbs.