The Beauty Source has helped shoppers strengthen hair, cleanse pores, highlight eyes, and look their best for more than 20 years. The shop's stock hails from a collection of popular and respected lines such as Pureology, Redken, Matrix, and Jane Iredale. The Beauty Source's appreciation of its patrons extends beyond its knowledgeable customer service to its reward and VIP programs, as well as an agreement to split any treasure found on Paul Mitchell's pirate ghost ship.
As a boutique-style salon, The Painted Lady Tanning offers airbrush tanning, Mystic Tan sunless tanning, UV tanning, and anti-aging infrared-light therapy. The staff guides beginners through their first sessions, allowing clients to get acquainted with the equipment before taking it for a spin or on a second date. They also assist guests in the process of selecting their desired level of tan, choosing from three levels of color that range from light to dark—or, as the salon refers to them, from "the Longoria" to "the Kardashian" to "the Snooki."
Ornate candlesticks, framed mirrors, fringed lampshades, and detailed furniture bestow Shear Madness Salon, Tanning, & Day Spa with a Victorian look that conveys decadence. But the nostalgia only goes so far as the decor, as the spa's staff beautifies its clients with modern techniques and products. Mystic spray-tan booths deliver glows within seconds, and Beach Wave perms and keratin treatments change the texture of tresses.
The goal at Tan Angels is singular: bronzed skin. But there are many ways to reach it. There’s the Dream Angel, a lighter tan, and then there’s the Competition Angel, a triple-dipped dark tan. Clients can choose the Skinny tan, which includes a targeted slimming body wrap, or packages that combine tans with mani-pedis and blowouts.
A tan can accomplish a lot for the skin: it can add a golden luster, highlight muscle tone, and even hide imperfections. The one thing it shouldn’t do, however, is damage skin. Experts such as Kim at Spray Tan California assist clients in protecting their skin and making it look the way they want it to look. Kim is an expert in sunless sprays, so she can custom apply two layers of safe, hypoallergenic, oil-free DHA sprays to skin to bring out a glowing color that stays for up to seven days. She can apply the color in just 15 minutes at her studio or remotely at a place of her client’s choosing—just not at the National Archives in front of the perfectly tan Declaration of Independence. With this process, she ensures that tan lines disappear in time for special occasions.