Face & Skin Care in Waterville

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Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.

The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.

251 Kennedy Memorial Dr
Waterville,
ME
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As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".

27 East Ave
Lewiston,
ME
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Pat Donahue spent 20 years as a midwife, welcoming more than 1,000 babies into the world, and eight years in primary care. Ready for a change but still wanting a career based on helping others, Pat started training in laser treatments and opened Your Best Skin. At the clinic, laser treatments help fade wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and unwanted tattoos. Pat also offers Botox injections to smooth wrinkles.

34 Center St, Suite 3
Auburn,
ME
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If you opt for the Tour of the City package, you'll take a tinting flight across each of Sun Tan City's bed levels (fast tan, faster tan, fastest tan, and instant tan) and one timely trip inside a VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, which provides a natural, even-tonal transformation. Clients can experience the five levels of the Tour of the City package in any order they wish. Standing upright in the VersaSpa booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution, possibly combined with a dose of anti-aging formula. Each booth is scientifically designed to provide a breathe-easy session and features an exhaust system to send the lingering mist out while sealing in skin's new shade. After a few minutes, your body will be dry to the touch.

601C Stillwater Ave
Old Town,
ME
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• For $10, you get a men's shampoo, haircut, and style (up to a $25 value). • For $20, you get $40 worth of spa and salon services.

220 Union St
Bangor,
ME
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With more than 23 years of experience, Decran J. Gulesian has had plenty of time to refine his muscle-soothing capabilities. During sessions, he draws from four types of therapeutic and relaxing massages, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myoskeletal alignment—a technique that relieves pain by correcting posture and removing dumbbell-loaded backpacks. As owner of Knead A Break, Decran also travels to places of business to relieve work-related soreness with chair massages.

17 Doughty Dr.
Brewer,
ME
US