Brothers Richard and Philip Samuel operate Maximum Tan, pitching in daily to maintain five levels of tanning equipment at seven salons. A computer system monitors the freshness of lamps in every lie-down and standup UV bed, tracking each bulb's hours so that it can be changed before the standard recommended time. The employees, who are trained in skincare, tanning hygiene, and equipment operation, can bronze bodies with custom airbrush tans or escort guests to self-operated VersaSpa booths. Each store is kept cool so that customers can stay comfortable after tanning sessions or long days babysitting electric blankets.
Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
The expansive menu of beauty services at Custom Beaute Permanent Makeup, Dermal Solutions and Wellness Clinic addresses aesthetic concerns from head to toe. Electrolysis wipes out stubborn hair across faces, stomachs, and all 11 toes. Facials help to refurbish skin, while airbrush tans and eyelash extensions add oomph to personal appearances. The staff also tackles issues below the surface of the skin–from headaches to fibromyalgia to plantar fasciitis–using therapeutic massage.
KaLu Salon & Day Spa’s stylists and aestheticians believe that everyone—men, women, and stressed-out teens alike—deserves to experience the benefits of their relaxing and beautifying services. The spa’s convivial atmosphere ensures that all comers feel at home, whether their treatment interests lie in a plant-based facial or a knot-melting massage enhanced by aromatherapy and a soothing soundtrack of audiobooks read by Michael Cain. For each service, the team calls upon some of the most trusted brands in their respective fields, sprucing up hair with Aveda smoothers and brushing fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac 2 polish. The staff’s penchants for pampering and socializing converge during the weekly Martini Thursday, an evening of cocktails and luxurious mani-pedis.