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.
As her spa’s name suggests, cosmetologist Angie believes that spa services should do more than simply pamper: they should renew and reenergize the body for life’s daily tasks. Angie’s staff of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians shares this philosophy in its treatments that range from classic massages and facials to waxing and hairstyling for men and women. To keep up with their industry’s ever-changing trends, staffers enroll in continuing-education classes that cover fashion, styling, and how to decipher the complex literary schemas in popular magazines.
Owner Patrice White has spent more than 30 years clarifying complexions of all skin types and beautifying visages using the latest cosmetology techniques. She'll tailor her facial to accommodate your skin's various idiosyncrasies with anti-aging, acne-zapping, and exfoliating elements until your skin shimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Patrice can also wax, tweeze, and trim eyebrows into an elegant arch, or give makeup apprentices an hour's worth of tips on colors, tools, and application techniques—significantly reducing the risk of being mistaken for an undead clown.
Electrik Beach provides all the services necessary to acquire a golden tan, a bright white smile, or a bushy squirrel tail. With one month of unlimited tanning in a Master Sun 360 bed, clients can limitlessly equip themselves with an even bronze topcoat. Stepping into the state-of-the-art bed feels like embarking on a spaceship heading for a nice tropical vacation in the middle of the sun. Each bed is equipped with 30 high-wattage lamps and an open design for optimal ventilation. For a UV-free tan, take advantage of two My Myst sunless tanning sessions. Inside the stand-up booth, heat facilitates the absorption of custom sunless tanner applied by a sweeping side-to-side air brush. Blending cream and special footpads prevent clients from tanning the bottoms of their feet and the skin underneath their nails. Audio instructions warn you when misting begins, and clearly marked blocking shows you how to position your body for an even tan. Give your smile a reverse tan with level-three professional whitening, a teeth-brightening service that restores the high-pitched ping to strikingly silent grins.
At Fringe by Carrie, talented stylists work with clients to find new styles that reflect individual personalities, tastes, and lifestyles. After settling on a do, the hair experts employ Paul Mitchell products to color layers a classic beach blond or shear an edgy pixie cut and turn it fire-engine red. The salon’s waxing specialists evict fuzz from upper lips and backs or shape eyebrows into elegant arches. Rounding out Fringe by Carrie’s services, a massage therapist eases aches with deft fingers that untie muscular knots with the agility of Houdini untying his shoes.
Fringe by Carrie supports women fighting breast cancer and dealing with hair loss by inviting them to make appointments for free nonsurgical hair replacements or hair extensions.