Although most people want a glowing tan, no one wants burnt, painful skin. That’s why the Smart Tan-certified professionals at Bronze Couture Tan & Spa guide clients through the tanning options available in their salon, ensuring clients select the tanning method and lotion that will best darken their individual skin type. The staff members desire to help clients reduce the negative effects of tanning, and thus educate them on how to enhance tanning sessions with accelerating lotions, chocolate syrup, or the salon’s higher-tiered UV beds. The Level 3–7 Ergoline beds build up tans over time, whereas the salon’s high-pressure Magic 636 bed condenses eight hours of sunshine into 12 minutes.
As an alternative to UV tanning, certified airbrush artists offer custom spray tans that last for 5–10 days. The salon also offers complementary services such as teeth whitening, tan-prolonging hydration treatments, and red light–therapy facials.
With their LightSheer diode laser and Palomar IPL system, the specialists at The Medispa at Shrewsbury can fix almost any skin issue clients throw their way. The devices release focused bursts of energy that, when adjusted to suit the client’s skin type, can zap away unwanted hairs, erase tattoos, or lighten blemishes such as leg veins and acne scars. Meanwhile, Dr. Steven Davis—a board-certified plastic surgeon who was featured on The Doctors—works with his staff to combat wrinkles and fine lines with injectables such as Botox and Restylane. To help clients navigate the spa’s service menu and complex system of lava streams, complimentary consultations divulge facts about potential treatment options to ensure informed decision making.
Contemporary Plastic Surgery, helmed by Dr. Robert A. Herbstman's, balances the aesthetic needs of clients with a mix of traditional cosmetic surgery, non-invasive procedures, and top-notch skincare programs. An experienced on-staff aesthetician evaluates each client's skincare needs before designing an individualized and customized regimen. Certified staffers transform bodies through both surgical procedures and noninvasive med-spa services, such as microdermabrasion, which employs a diamond-studded wand to exfoliate layers and stimulate cellular growth.
The chic stylists of The Glam Bar pushed the concept of a blowout bar, where clients can walk in and have hair washed and styled from a menu of glamorous looks into a new direction by incorporating brow, makeup, and special-event services. The Glam Bar indulges manes with eight distinct hairstyles that leave tresses glimmering in a sleek blowout or a mess of beachy waves. A host of add-ons further enhance each style, nourishing hair with a rejuvenating wash or making it glow with a smoothing keratin complex treatment. The Glam Bar's boutique focuses on beautifying salon-goers with makeup applications, from classic to minimalist sun-kissed looks. Waxing services take care of unwanted facial hair with lip-defuzzing and brow-arching treatments. Those looking for an entire makeover can stop by the event bar, where staffers help create lavish ensembles for any occasion or the wardrobe bar, which houses new clothes for clients to mix and match until they find their perfect outfit.Despite the heavy levels of glamour, The Glam Bar keeps its carbon footprint small by utilizing organic haircare products and ecofriendly hair tools, including flat irons and blow driers. The chic, white salon, accented by various hues of wood, further boasts a Mother Nature-approved space as recycled materials create the business and gift cards and iPad 2s are offered instead of magazines or forcing clients to tap into their echolocation to track down celebrities for their current gossip.
Women, men, and children are all welcome at Salon 31, where a team of eight stylists brandishes shears, dyes, and conditioners to craft impeccable dos. These beautifiers also apply makeup, and during private instruction they teach clients to wield their own blush brushes and lipstick squeegees. Their talents include various specialties, including precision cutting, keratin smoothing, and coloring that is corrective or hides grays.