The technologies at Sol Wellness Studios have evolved since the holistic health and beauty centre opened its doors in 1998, but the goal of the staff remains the same: to help clients look and feel their best. The front desk resembles a sylvan general store, with wooden furniture, eggplant-coloured walls, and ivy winding along the ceiling. Inside the facility, the staff members administer vitamin-D tests to reveal nutritional deficiencies, and they prescribe nutritional supplements for general health and weight loss. Physicians oversee aesthetic treatments such as Botox, and noninvasive Yolo Curve lasers contour bodies for a silhouette that’s smoother than a Barry White record dripping with butter. Clients can add the finishing touches to their look with a custom spray tan or teeth whitening.
As clients enter Island Tan’s salons, they are greeted by an atmosphere reminiscent of a tropical island. Thatched grass roofs surround colorful displays of tanning products, while orange walls bring to mind a coastal sunset or an apple in disguise. UV tanners take their pick from lie-down beds and stand-up machines, while airbrush tans evenly disperse golden glows.
At Elements Sun Spa, Walnut Groves' premiere tanning studio, we are dedicated to providing you with the safest, cleanest, most relaxing way to tan. We treat your visits here like a mini-vacation, a quick get-away, personal time set aside for contemplation.
The Smart Tan–certified team at Tan de Soleil assists clients in getting the best out of their experiences by keeping immaculate tanning studios stocked with modern tanning beds and spray-tan booths. Before customers slip into a KBL lay-down bed or a Sun Capsule VHR stand-up unit, the staff provides them with sanitized protective eyewear and towels. They also change the bulbs in those beds regularly to keep them at optimal tanning efficiency.
For UV-free tans, the crew educates its guests about the use of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths for custom tans with solutions that moisturize and nourish skin. These tanning booths can gild tanners in about 60 seconds, but for those who wish to take their time, the studios come equipped with a vanity area. In there, guests lounge and use supplied nail files, hairspray, gel, and beauty products to get ready for the rest of their days. The space also allows for phone conversations so customers don’t have to feel intrusive when making personal calls or leaving in-your-face messages on King Midas’s voicemail.
• For $65, you get the Dr. Renaud facial makeover (a $130 value). • For $129, you get three laser hair-removal sessions (up to a $285 value). Mi Casa's expert staff make over faces and smooth away unwanted hair in a 3,000-square-foot spa. During Dr. Renaud's expertly designed makeover, clients relax in included robes and slippers as dermis aficionados thoroughly analyze skin and apply a cosmetic peel that leaves faces as pure as a soft-spoken golden goose. A hydrating serum replenishes parched pores, and a Lumilift mask smoothes, lifts, and tightens face canvases. Skilled hands deftly paint skin in complexion enhancers packed with horse chestnut to decongest heads and bolster microcirculation. Finally, mascara thickens eyelashes and a Diva lip-plumping balm renders mouths ready to kiss nearby puppies.
Spa Utopia’s services range from those of a salon to those of a med-spa, recognizing the connection between medical and more purely aesthetic issues. Facials can purify skin or minimize signs of aging, and they also calm rosacea outbreaks. A LightSheer Diode system combats unwanted stubble during laser hair-removal sessions, and beams from a Fox Diode system attack toenail fungus. Massage therapists use styles ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue, and they’re glad to combine modalities to target unique troubles such as lower back pain or shoulders that won’t stop shimmying.
Clients can concentrate attention on an array of beauty and body needs by booking a couples room or VIP suite for an afternoon of private treatments. Even the public areas of the spa evince a strong taste for luxury—clients walking in are greeted by a marble-topped reception desk and a giant, faux-stone archway engraved with the spa’s name before passing between polished pillars leading to a grand fountain.