Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
As a trained aesthetician and makeup artist, Jade Olsen has seen it all, from glitter-dusted eyelids to fake gashes across the face. But more importantly, she has personally applied it all. It is with this hands-on experience that Jade has honed her aesthetic skills, which she showcases from within Tropical Sun Tanning Resort. During makeup applications, bare faces are dolled up with smoky eyes, glossy lips, and blushed cheeks using top-quality products from Urban Decay, Temptu, MAC, and Ben Nye. Lash lines are also given the royal treatment as Jade darkens and defines them by painlessly applying natural-looking extensions or miniature steel scepters to each individual lash.
Smooth and Skinny is a fat-zapping facility where a staff of expert medical aestheticians uses cutting-edge, noninvasive technologies to reduce cellulite, leaving bodies slimmer and more toned. The med spa’s multitude of treatment options includes Endermologie and VelaShape systems, which use everything from light and radio frequencies to massage rollers and suction to target the deep-seated connective tissues that harbor cellulite and its various criminal accomplices. In addition to fat-fighting technology, Smooth and Skinny offers other beautification treatments including spray tanning and teeth whitening.
As an alternative to baking in the sun’s harmful rays, Laura of Spray Tan Glow N Go opened her speedy spray tan shop. At her immaculately clean home-studio, she mists figures with safe, skin-nourishing Aviva Labs spray tans in a matter of minutes. She chooses Aviva Labs because it’s free of oil, fragrances, and alcohol, and is 100% vegan. It’s also an all-natural, hypoallergenic solution that dries fast, meaning her clients can pop in on their lunch breaks or in between errands and be on their way.
Briana Ryan has been in the skincare business for more than a decade, having received training in Philadelphia, New York, and Miami. Now in the comfort of her cozy Le Beauty Bar studio, Briana can renovate mugs with an invigorating St. Germain Paris facial or promote deep relaxation with an aromatherapy massage. Clients may also nix unwanted fuzz from legs, upper lips, and brow outskirts with a specialty waxing session.