From within Queens' Club Fitness, Infinity Spa Salon strikes an effective balance between natural skincare and advanced aesthetic treatments. Located a short distance from New York City, aestheticians clear and brighten complexions with seven types of facials infused with vitamin C and hydroquinone-free lightening ingredients, and they also use the exfoliating powers of mechanical microdermabrasion. Unwanted hairs can be effortlessly removed using an all-natural, beeswax-infused formula from GiGi or the advanced technology of an Alma Soprano XL laser, which permanently removes hair from any skin type including ghosts' see-through complexions. In massage treatment rooms, therapists rely on 10 different modalities, including the ancient techniques of Thai massage and shiatsu, to release tight muscles and improve circulation.
Infinity's focus on harmony is also apparent in the salon and spa's interior design, which melds contemporary decor with natural earth elements, such as bamboo plants and warm brown walls.
Voted best place for a beach-ready tan by readers of Georgia Straight three years in a row, Clients leave SunScape Tanning Studios sporting rich, golden hues imparted in an environment where the staff is committed to providing the most safe and effective tanning experience possible. Each of the studio’s technicians—called SunExperts—is trained in the appropriate administration of UV light to help bodies safely attain the bronzed look they desire using the latest in tanning techniques without needing approval from the curmudgeonly sun. The centre’s proprietors take pride in the their ultra-modern tanning equipment that often imparts an added feel of luxury to each session, with tanning beds that boast aromatherapy and relaxing aqua mists and private sunless options that include VeraSpa and Mystic Tan. SunExperts also treat skin to revitalizing treatments, such as Beauty Angel skin rejuvenation, that uses red-light therapy to help tone and tighten skin, as opposed to black-light therapy, whose only goal is to put Led Zeppelin songs in people’s minds.
Cocoa Tanning's sleek, streamlined studio offers pallid pelts the chance to garner a golden glow in state-of-the-art tanning beds and stand-up booths. Today's Groupon is good for a choice of 30 days of unlimited tanning in all machines (a $99.95 value) or five infrared sauna sessions (a $125 value). Infrared saunas offer heat therapy that assists in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification, and stress reduction. This luminous sauna gets baskers as sweaty as a traditional rock sauna, while penetrating deeper under the endoplasm with a more comfortable form of heat. For those looking to bronzify, Cocoa Tanning offers a range of tanning beds and booths from the 2010 Epic and Envy collection that incorporate eco-friendly lamps, ergonomic elements, and offer MP3 plug-ins so customers can fill their ear-holes with tunes while filling their pore-holes with rays.
In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans—all of whom tan at the studio—have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. The dozens of colorful tanning products that line the walls of the studio also aid the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.
All of Micabella's all-natural cosmetic products are made up of mica—a silicate mineral that adds an ethereal shimmer to faces—and other minerals and vitamins, which work with the skin's oils to beautify faces and bodies without preservatives, chemicals, or other artificial fillers. The gentle makeup also contains antioxidants to help repair worn skin and prevent future damage from aging, UV exposure, or Cheez Whiz fights. Additionally, Micabella's skincare products contain a range of other natural ingredients, including ginseng, aloe, and orange blossom, to elegantly grace the eyes, lips, and cheeks.