A franchise dedicated to efficiently transforming bodies from pale to golden, J2 Tanning has experienced its own swift evolution. In its first three years, the business blossomed from a single salon to a seven-location tanning institution that serves the entire Lansing area. Their run of success is no surprise. The salons go out of their way to foster client comfort, with private treatment rooms, spray deodorant, washcloths, and hotel-like amenities. Their stable of tanning beds offers four different levels of intensity, so guests can tailor their UV experience to suit their complexion. Certified spray-tan technicians can custom apply a bronze glow in eight-minute sessions, allowing clients to adopt a golden hue before hitting the beach or sneaking into King Midas?s house.
For the last 19 years, licensed massage therapist Tamera P. Larson has helped clients relax and recover with massage services. Although she specializes in sports and rehabilitation massages, she is also versed in hot-stone, therapeutic, and reflexology modalities.
Kami Woodbury, an alum of the Douglas J Aveda Institute, keeps her passion for beauty burning at the recently renovated Modern Concepts Salon & Spa. She first opened in 2002 and moved in 2011 to a new space, where she surrounds herself with a staff of equally dedicated stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists. They foster a tranquil and upbeat environment in which they snip new ‘dos, pamper extremities with Shellac mani-pedis, and banish unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments. Luxuriating guests with complete makeovers, the skincare experts nourish expression palettes with facials and peels and render muscles free of stress with a variety of massage modalities and sweetly cooed lullabies.
As the owner of Bridge Street Hair Company, Lindsey Buckner doesn’t just sit back and let her staff have all the fun. A stylist in her own right, Buckner cuts, colors, and treats strands alongside a skilled team who also keeps busy with facials, massages, and nail treatments. To aid in these treatments and transform salon capes into impromptu slip ’n’ slides, they stock a range of products from top brands such as Bed Head, Dermalogica, Redken, and OPI.
Modern white salon chairs and chandeliers dripping in strands of faux diamonds provide a stark contrast to weathered wood floors. But the dichotomy works, and it plays into the menu of services as well. Stylists offer classic and modern haircuts, all-over color or a touch of highlights, and perms or straightening treatments to undo your perm because it doesn't match your collection of tiny hats.
Massage therapists use a well-rounded arsenal of massage techniques to oust troublesome aches and unload guests’ stresses. Modalities such as Swedish massage and reflexology bring balance and renewal to the body and catapult clients onto cloud nine with the help of add-ons such as hot stones or aromatherapy oils. The gifted mitten-fillers perform deep-tissue, trigger-point, and sports massages to foster well being and relieve pain caused by strenuous physical activity, such as lifting heavy boxes or uprooting traffic lights that take too long to turn green. Geriatric, pregnancy, and infant massages ensure that clients in all stages of life can find relaxation.