Ignite Sunless Tanning's skin specialists know that spray tans look best when skin has been properly prepared. So they encourage clients to use their onsite showers and sea-salt scrubs or exfoliating towelettes before their tan. They also offer free pH balancing treatments before every sunless tan to create a darker, more natural tan. Those who want a custom airbrush tan can keep comfortable in a temperature-controlled room while the technician bronzes limbs.
As the mercury starts to dip and the days become shorter, achieving a golden hue becomes increasingly harder. Stay as bronze as baby shoes with one spin in the power UVA-lamp-powered level-four tan. For instant gratification, opt for the UV-free Mystic Tan, which breathes life into former ghosts with a uniform, sun-kissed coating. Or take things slow and steady with 50 minutes in the Santa Barbara and Del Rey beds. Unsure tanners can defer to one of the on-staff tanologists, who will happily help clients select the option best suited to their needs.
Year Round Brown’s Smart Tan-certified staff are on hand to help tailor a tanning plan to fit your skin type and desired level of dermal doneness. In less than a minute, the Versa sunless spray system deploys a fine mist that delivers a moisturizing, UV-free bronzer to bodies recovering from a messy solar divorce. The ray-friendly can opt to catch some beams in the sleek, fast-acting signature bed. Signature level sessions last about 10–12 minutes, with an average of 5–8 sessions required to reach total tan development. Regardless of which option you choose, the luxurious rooms, softened lighting, and soothing sounds of the lobby waterfall will help melt your troubles and bring them to the surface where they can be cooled into an attractive golden enamel.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week at any of Supercuts' convenient locations. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissor-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Feel free to stockpile up to three Groupons to ensure a series of soothing services.
Licensed massage therapist Marta calls herself the Body Whisperer, and with good reason: through advanced training and continuing education, she has learned to communicate with muscles in not one but several distinct languages. Her five holistic modalities flout expectations by refusing to draw the line between deep-tissue and relaxation techniques; fusion massages combine the two with warm basalt rocks in a slow-paced, therapeutic session, and sacred-stone massages add deep heat therapy to the mix.
Marta’s other tailored massages incorporate similarly unique techniques and tools, from organic and chemical-free herbal oils to cool marble stones. As an add-on to the fusion massage or vedic cleanse, a heated steam canopy blasts warm, aromatic air across the body through an eco-friendly system. First used in Turkish baths, Indian sweat lodges, and Nelly music videos, this ancient method of detoxification helps to soothe inflammation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
To remove unwanted body hair, salon professionals typically turn to waxing. However, Hello Gorgeous’ staff recommends a different method: sugaring. Made from an all-natural sugar paste and containing zero chemicals, the solution sticks to the hair rather than the skin, leading to less irritation and catering to those with sensitive skin, eczema, or varicose veins. Clients who want something more permanent can turn to the salon’s electrolysis technicians, who use electrical current to zap follicles and tattoos of mosquitoes from the face and body. This is done using the Vitaderm 4000, an advanced ultimate microcurrent system that delivers precise results in facial- and body-remodeling treatments.
Though they’re experts at depilation, the Hello Gorgeous crew’s knowledge expands beyond hair removal. The team offers a variety of salon and spa services, including haircuts, mani-pedis, body-sculpting treatments, and facials.