Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
Juliet Bettencourt draws on years of experience in skincare and massage therapy to soothe bodies with treatments that blend the principles of both within a relaxing spa environment. After her own struggles with acne compelled her to help others, Juliet enrolled in beauty school, where she began to augment her uncommon empathy for patients with vast reserves of skincare knowledge. Today, she matches that unique combination of compassion and clinical precision with products from Raya Cosmetics and other trusted brands that cater to normal and sensitive skin types. When she isn’t flushing out pores and polishing cheeks during facials, Juliet waxes away unwanted fuzz and waters tattoos of roses that have begun to shed their petals.
Veronica Romero snips locks at Curl Up & Dye, a salon where the stylists are as skilled as the name is cheeky. There, she adds shine and subtracts frizz from hair using California Smooth's formaldehyde-free brand of keratin hair smoothing. She also fiddles with hair's tint knobs, shading manes to rich chestnuts and adding highlights to give hair more depth than a debate with Socrates at the bottom of the ocean.
Lisa Ceballos and her fellow aestheticians at Bella Salon & Spa tout decades of experience in beautifying clients from head to toe. For her part, Lisa draws on a number of high-end products, including eyelash extensions that are made in the United States, applied to the individual lashes, and are capable of surviving a relentless barrage of compliments or a beautiful bombardment of butterfly kisses.
Inside Lacquer Beauty Lounge, technician Veronica Romero beautifies clients' digits with specialty gel nail enhancements as well as mani-pedis with traditional polish. Her custom designs add dazzling glitter, jaguar spots, and flowers to the gels, which can enhance any manicure or pedicure on the Lounge's menu. More in-depth treatments hydrate, exfoliate, and massage hands and feet to support radiant skin.
As Veronica works, patrons can enjoy the amenities of Lacquer Beauty Lounge's private pedicure area. DirecTV and free Wi-Fi entertain eyes as feet soak in metal pedicure tubs sanitized after each use. In addition, salon owner Lona Martinez stocks her nail stations with cruelty-free and vegan Nubar products to balance out manicured hands' inexplicable affinity for juggling cheeseburgers.
The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.