Open until 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, TanQuest Sun Spas can bronze bodies after sunset with Mystic Tan spray booths and UV-emitting capsules from Ergoline and Soltron. Warm air flows through the Mystic HD booth as its automatic airbrushes spritz bronzer that lasts up to one week. UV beds cradle limbs on Bodyform rests and pipe in tunes via on-board sound systems, and upright UV booths are modeled after the one the sun sets up to sell its golden kisses. To heighten the effect of a tan, the staff lightens teeth to a brilliant shade of white and collects limited-edition Designer Skin lotions and Swedish Beauty accelerators in their boutique.
For more than a decade, The Kneaded Touch’s massage mavens have reduced pain, increased energy, and ameliorated anxiety with deft touches and expert techniques. Nestle into one of the studio's comfy beds for an hour-long Swedish massage, during which time stress will be scolded while muscles are tenderized by wise hands guided by topographical maps of Scandinavia. The facility’s clean, inviting rooms are stocked with plants and candles, making for a superbly serene atmosphere in which daily troubles dissolve.
With a nod to the environment, the stylists at Creative Hair Design strive to pull from natural products when snipping or coloring tresses. Serums from Moroccanoil and L’Anza also provide structure as stylists assemble strands into elegant updos. In addition to hair, the techs dote on digits with bright coats of OPI polish.
The Comfort Zone Salon and Spa’s certified massage therapists knead tense frames during 30- and 60-minute therapeutic massages. Massage therapists combine deep-tissue pressure with soothing, relaxing movements in a good-cop, bad-cop routine that coaxes stress out of stubborn, stiff muscles. After a therapeutic massage, patrons will feel muscle tension and chronic pain flee from their bodies, allowing them to give pet grizzly bears piggyback rides with the greatest of ease.
The stylists and aestheticians at Head Quarters Salon and Spa cosset clients from head to toe with myriad luxurious hair and spa treatments. Like samurai, stylists at Head Quarters are classified in levels according to experience, education, and facility with a bo staff. Clients will spend up to two hours with either a Next Generation- or Designer-level stylist, who will rein in locks and clip away excess curls to achieve an elegant new ‘do. Upon completion of the fibrous hair art, naturally derived hair color and distilled sunlight assist the stylist in highlighting swaths of hair for maximum eye-catching appeal. Call ahead for an appointment.
With 45 combined years of tattooing experience, the artists at Tattoo Lounge Elyria can help clients turn their most imaginative ideas into distinctive skin art. Using vegan inks free of plastics or harmful ingredients, artist Ryan Carmichael decorate skin with floral designs, realistic portraits, or meticulous renderings of important text messages. Piercing specialist Danny Qualls creates openings for body jewelry without the use of constricting forceps, allowing flesh to heal more quickly. Extensive training in safety measures such as CPR, first aid, and infection control keeps all procedures as safe as crossing Sesame Street during rush hour.