The expert staff at Tangles Salon & Spa attend ongoing workshops to keep their scissors sharp and their nail files rough. Armed with Aveda products, stylists shape locks, correct color, and repair dry strands with botanical therapies preceded by soothing scalp treatments. Nail technicians dip toes into ceramic pedicure bowls brimming with fresh water and the spectacles of ceramics teachers.
Tami Suess does with nails, what Dr. Seuss did with words. 13 years as a nail technician have given her an acute sense of detail and aesthetics, a combination that's on display in each of her recent posted photos on Facebook. Clients may solicit her expertise for nail shaping, cuticles care, and add-ons including French tips or shellac polish. Her salon also offers hair styling and facial waxing to nix unwanted fuzz.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
The bronzing professionals at U Tan shade limbs to tropical hues with custom spray tans, four tanning beds, and a standup tanning unit. Patrons who opt for UV services can obey their whims or shoulder parrots and drop in at any time, availing themselves of the salon?s complimentary male/female deodorant, body spray, and bottled water. Those who opt for spray tans are encouraged to make an appointment. During each approximately 20-minute service, an airbrush technician spritzes the body with an even coat of bronzer that develops over several hours and lasts up to seven days. U Tan is open until 11 p.m. when school is in session, making it easy for patrons to achieve their desired hue, whether sun-kissed gold or well-roasted chestnut.
Different skin types and tones tan at different rates and in different ways. That’s why Solar Energy Tan houses four levels of tanning beds and welcomes each new client with a skin-type analysis to draft a tanning regimen perfectly suited to them. A standard Sollux 36 bed helps beginners build base tans in less than 15 minutes. Mega-level beds reside on the other end of the shade-shifting spectrum, offering a luxury bed with air conditioning, aromatherapy, and a music system and a standup tanning bed for those who like to juggle as they tan. The tanning studio also caters to sun-shy skins with a VersaSpa UV-free tanning booth, where patrons develop a natural-looking bronze in two minutes.