An upscale walk-in tanning salon, Palm Beach Mega Tan brightens skin tones washed out by winter with 10 rigorously maintained tanning beds and a brand new Mystic HD spray-tan booth. The Mystic HD (heating and drying) spray-tan system (a $19.95 value/session) customizes colour levels based on clients' hue desires. The booth heats skin to maximize product absorption and the sense of being hugged by a freshly baked cookie before an airbrush sweeps side to side during four applications. MagneTan technology ensures even bronzing, and a continual current of warm air keeps the body dry and reduces the risk of streaking and the need to towel off afterward. The paraben-free, aloe-based mists infuse epidermises with DHA that reacts with proteins on the skin to instantly create a golden-brown colour while nourishing skin with ingredients such as green-tea extract. Results from each session last about four to five days, or roughly enough time to crash eight wedding conventions.
Relying on old-fashioned methods of food preparation, the crew at Classic Fish and Chips LTD prepares just about everything on the menu by hand and in-house. Cabbage is shredded right there in the kitchen before being mixed into coleslaw, and fresh potatoes are sliced into slivers for french fries. The fryers sizzle with fish and scallops covered in fresh-made batter. The throwback vibe extends to the decor. Classic movie posters from the 1950s and ‘60s hang on the walls, and a vintage-style jukebox pumps out tunes and subliminal messages urging patrons to vote for Adlai Stevenson.
For the staff at The Sun Room, keeping clients comfortable is just as important as making them look fantastic. And after more than 28 years of business, they've gotten a pretty good handle on how to do just that. It starts with the interior aesthetics, where tropical colors blend with natural wood intended to make clients, in the staff's words, "feel like they've drifted away to some tropical paradise." These decorative touches set a tranquil scene where visitors can relax during tanning sessions, teeth-whitening treatments, and slimming body wraps.
There are also plenty of creature comforts. Like the area directly between a glacier and a volcano, the salon stays a perfect 20 degrees Celcius. Additionally, the team makes sure each client gets complimentary eyewear, deodorant, towels, and the option to listen to music during their sessions.
The glam squad at Béo Spa revives rough-edged fingertips and toe-ends with the help of Éminence Organic skin products. Hands will hear the sound of one hand clapping twice after a skilled manicurist spends 45 de-stressing minutes cleaning up cuticles, shaping and buffing nails, and applying character-expressing polish (a $42 value). Foot-whisperers spend a sole-soothing hour nixing rough spots, trimming faraway toe-berets, and giving aggrieved feet a thorough, organically fragrant bath they can boast about through each half of the next soccer game or line-dance marathon (a $62 value).
Innovation sometimes comes from unexpected places. In 1985, researchers at the German company Wilde Dental realized that their durable, composite, light-cured dental resin could revolutionize the cosmetic nail industry. The idea came to fruition in the form of LCN polish, which lengthens, seals, and corrects natural nails without the damaging effects associated with acrylics.
Today, LCN’s innovative products inspire creative, colourful nail designs at Glamorous Nails: An LCN Boutique. In the comfortable boutique, technicians lengthen nails with glass-gel polish or use magnetic polish to pattern finger tips with bright, metallic stripes, stars, or 3-D disco balls.