Most clients don't walk into a tanning salon expecting to find granite tile, massage chairs, and hotel-like amenities, but at J2 Tanning, that's exactly what they'll get. Spacious, private treatment rooms host three different levels of tanning beds and come stocked with mirrors, clothing hooks, and a supply of washcloths and spray deodorant. Certified spray-tan technicians can custom apply a golden glow in eight-minute sessions, allowing clients to adopt a golden hue before hitting the beach or sneaking into King Midas’s petting zoo, and teeth-whitening treatments create a comely contrast between smiles and their newly shaded skin.
Shelves line the salon's cinnamon-colored walls, each bearing a bounty of Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty tanning lotions enhanced with tinting, bronzing, and moisturizing agents. J2 Tanning also offers a line of custom swimwear and goggles, allowing guests to craft a whole new summer style, perfect for showing off at the pool or very casual wedding receptions.
With more than 10 years of body-beautifying experience, Courtney's Place Salon’s Courtney Bradley leads her fellow stylists into battle against errant flyaways and sneaky stressors. During the Girls’ Night Out spa package, hair tamers shape mopey mops into flattering ‘dos, nail specialists file away ragged edges and slather talons in chromatic shades from OPI and Essie, and makeup artists prep features for nights on the town or mornings at kabuki auditions.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good, old-fashioned orthodontia. At the two practices, Dr. Kristine West, Dr. Donald Burkhardt, Dr. Nikole Pecora, and Dr. Louis G. Chmura usher patients through the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays and impressions of mouth terrain, will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Certified kneading therapist Tori Martin, who believes that massages play a significant role in improving overall well-being, works on the attachments of the muscles—not just the muscle itself—to help heal bodies during custom medical massages. Before beginning each treatment, Tori examines relaxation-seekers' problem areas, taking into account their medical history, tissue features, and whether or not they’re allergic to hands. She then launches into her eight-step protocol, wielding focused and deep strokes and stretches to alleviate aches and strengthen connective tissue inside a private treatment room with soft lighting and gentle music. Tori’s sessions, which have a wide range of health and wellness benefits, have been known to reduce inflamation, alleviate chronic joint issues, and prepare knees for Russian folk dancing.
Full-body wellness stems from even the briefest moments of stress relief, according to Eric Billsen, the massage therapist who owns Ledge's Therapeutic Massage. Inside a cozy studio, he makes every moment count with attentive strokes and customized compression. During his signature deep-tissue massages, he applies medium-to-heavy pressure to ease pain and stiffness in the muscles' innermost layers. Ideal for fatigued athletes and clients recovering from injuries, this service can boost flexibility and mobility. Eric also performs Swedish massages to oust troublemakers such as stress, lactic acid, and internalized Little Rascals plots. Chair massages release tension from the back and neck, helping desk-dwellers type without soreness or spasms.
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.