At Solar Tan & Spa in Miamisburg, experienced staff match clients with appropriate UV-tanning beds, available in traditional, high-pressure, or standup models oft favored by cows for naptime bronzing. Tanning experts also explain the subtle differences among three sunless options, including a booth with organic, paraben-free solutions and a custom-airbrushing session. The salon-and-spa side of the menu delves into other options, such as the detoxifying Fit infrared body wrap system or teeth-whitening treatments capable of brightening smiles up to 10 shades. Staff members are dedicated to clients' comfort and safety, and the salon itself is as clean as an unused whistle and open seven of the eight days each week.
Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
Karen Hawkins, a certified PCA skin representative, incorporates the product line into her facials to gently combat skin problems such as excessive oil or stubborn acne. Working from inside Salon Ventures, she also slathers warm wax over unwanted fuzz on arms, legs, backs, and chests for a smooth finish.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
For certified permanent-makeup artist Linda Merrell, beautifying faces is merely part of the day-to-day routine. Linda practices her craft at Elegant Skin Care, where she first consults with her clients before adding fine lines and delicate shades to their eyebrows, eyelids, lips, beauty marks, and areolae for women who have had mastectomies. She customizes her pigments to complement individual skin tones—an important step that her clients are grateful for, considering that each permanent-makeup application lasts up to five years. Linda’s services aren’t limited to the realm of cosmetics. Her licensed aestheticians also improve skin tone with microdermabrasion treatments, combat signs of aging with nonsurgical facelifts, and massage therapists relax muscles with hot-stone massages.
Amy Tobias and Cathy Murray, aestheticians and co-owners of Transforming Techniques Salon and Medical Spa, each bring 17 years of beauty-biz experience to their treatment chairs. They and their team lavish complexions with a wide range of skin services, from antibacterial and oxygen facials to slightly more intensive chemical peels and wrinkle-fighting injections. Stylists tend to men's, women's, and kids' locks, keeping ends fresh and hairdos manageable, and techs groom both natural and artificial nails. Massage therapists knead stress from tense muscles, and depilation experts use wax to whisk unwanted body hair away from faces, legs, and plates of nachos.
Potted trees and paintings of scenic getaways welcome visitors into Sundeck Tanning Salon, a beach-themed bronzing studio that is owned and operated by a team of female tanning experts. Posters of bikini-clad beauties provide inspiration to bodies waiting to use the salon's spray-tanning booths and beds, with underlying captions that display tips for maximizing their new glow's lifespan, such as moisturizing it regularly and packing it in ice each night. Tanning products available for purchase lend vibrant pops of color to the shop's clean, white shelves, and include offerings from popular brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.