Ten kinds of beds, two types of spray tans, and one hydration station make up Aloha Tanning, a studio manned by helpful tanning experts with more than 20 years of experience. Clients looking for a quick fix can step into the Mystic spray tan booth for a streak-free tan in 60 seconds. Those in desire of a more customized bronze can head to a master-certified technician, who airbrushes skin with Norvell tanning spray or by dipping a photoshop CD in some tanning lotion and rubbing it on your skin. Soliel, Elixer, and Diva Tower beds and booths await in the UV rooms, where clients can soak in rays through adjustable face lamps and high- and low-pressure body lamps. For an extra treat, three kinds of KBL beds not only deliver sunshine, but also aromatherapy and satellite radio. After their tanning session, customers can darken their newfound glow at the hydration station, designed to burn calories and improve skin’s overall appearance.
After years spent working as an aesthetician who occasionally offered tanning services to her clients, Basia Kraul decided to fully dedicate herself to the tanning industry and founded Endless Summer Tan & Beauty Studio in August 1999. After more than a decade in business, the quaint studio offers visitors a variety of customizable UV beds, as well as spray tanning and collagen-boosting Rejuvenessence red-light therapy. A lineup of Basia skincare products keeps visages and physiques fresh, and a handful of hair and makeup services prime heads for special events or a night out on the town book clubbing.
Dr. Lori L. Greenwald—who is board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology (venous disorders) and whose skills were featured on Better Connecticut’s Project Makeover segment—has devoted her career to caring for patients with venous problems. Alongside a staff of vein specialists, including advanced nurse practitioners, surgical technologists, and technicians, Dr. Greenwald banishes spider veins with sclerotherapy and laser therapy, and treats varicose veins with 15- to 20-minute Closure or radiofrequency-ablation treatments. She often uses ultrasound technology to diagnose vascular problems and annoy neighborhood dogs, and she can seal off varicose veins in just a few minutes with her lunch-hour leg lift.
Unlike most medical clinics, which often give off a sterile vibe, Vanishing Veins is decked out in leafy plants, colorful flowers, vases of reeds, and Zen gardens for an atmosphere of tranquility. Vanishing Veins supports a variety of charities, including The Easter Seals, American Cancer Society, and Gifts of Love (families helping families).
Rihanna rocked the L Space 2013 Stardust Fringe one-piece; Halle Berry hit the streets in a maxi dress by Vitamin A Gold; Emily VanCamp graced the cover of Women's Health in the L Space 2013 Red Diva bikini bottom. This is just a snapshot of the designer beachwear that South Beach Swimsuits delivers to the masses. Shoppers can peruse a wardrobe of star-worthy suits from designers such as L*Space, Vitamin A, and Gottex, or peruse swimwear tailored to specific body types. Because South Beach stocks everything from skimpy bikinis to one-pieces that flatter curves and hide vestigial fanny packs, it's nearly impossible to leave the online store with an empty cart.
Luxurious black leather chairs serve as comfortable temporary thrones for patrons as experienced staffers gussy up their hair, skin, or nails during beautifying services. The team can also regale groups of men and women with lavish treatments during soothing spa parties, which can commemorate special occasions or Tuesdays.
The Ada Rios team only uses the best and most natural ingredients they can find to whisk and mix their face and body products. Whether picking up a pomegranate salt scrub or a shea butter- and chamomile-laced anti-wrinkle night cream, customers can rest assured products are free from harsh chemicals and other less-than-natural ingredients.
After taking the time to curate ingredients, develop effective recipes, and concoct their potions, the Ada Rios team applies its discerning standard of quality to its in-store spa services, too. These include organic facials, massage therapy, Reiki treatments, and nail services. Of course, aestheticians only use Ada Rios products during these treatments, swaddling clients in natural and earth-oriented goodness from head to toe.