At least three levels of tanning beds, including 10-minute beds with adjustable facial tanners and 9-minute standup booths, fill the rooms inside Beverly Hills Tan Company. To keep clients' skin healthy and burnished, the staff also carries a full line of tanning lotions and oils. The newly opened salon even offers custom airbrush spray tans that use a variety of regular and organic tanning solutions from California Tan, Norvell, and Playboy.
With the wisdom of more than 30 years of experience, hairstylist and owner Sheila oversees haircuts and styles at Absolutely You Salon & Spa. Sheila and her co-stylist, Greg, stay up-to-date on the latest trends with continuing-education classes and eagerly apply their new skills to updos, salon parties, and color treatments. An on-staff massage therapist supplements the salon services with Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
A.J. at Hair Emporium pampers clients from head to toe with an arsenal of beautifying and relaxing services. The Garden State–inspired Jerseylicious mani-pedi applies a glamorous foil finish to trimmed fingernails as well as scrubbed and groomed toenails, and lasts about one week, dazzling passersby and temporarily stunning podiatrists. Durable gel polish adorns digits after a Shellac manicure, and cleansed and toned faces luxuriate under a seaweed mask during the 30-minute express facial. The one-hour body wrap commences with a bow-to-stern body scrub, followed by an ambrosial mud mask and moisturizer. While relaxers unwind in their earthen cocoons, skilled fingers massage the scalp and third eye for 15 minutes.
Sunsations Tanning Salon, which has catered to beauty-pageant contestants such as Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, gilds limbs with three levels of tanning beds and airbrush tanning. Clients recline in a traditional or wide-body bronzing bed or stay vertical in a standup bed while inside a large private room.
In addition to tanning, Sunsations offers facials and massages by its aesthetician, Shea. During signature facials, Shea deeply cleanses pores to remove built-up dirt and grime and any glitter left over from New Year’s Eve. She also kneads bodies with custom massage techniques, releasing toxins and turning muscles into butter.
Norvell-certified technicians at 24K Airbrush Tanning Studio mist epidermises in a nontoxic tanning solution that smells of raspberries and almonds. This FDA-approved concoction contains DHA derived from a vegetable source—usually sugar beets—and can keep limbs bronze for five to seven days. The studio also keeps its shelves stocked with other UV-free tanning products, such as bronzers, pH-balanced gels, lotions, and body washes. Before leaving, clients can pop their newly caramel-colored toes into attention-grabbing Lori Jack flip-flops, which are encrusted with Swarovski crystals.