The technology-driven treatments inside Islands Tanning & Spa help bolster the body's glow and reduce its circumference. Inside Magic and Tanses UV beds, 12,800-watt bulbs saturate skin with darkening rays more safely than receiving a hug from a dwarf star. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic and VersaSpa machines spray the epidermis with a bronze hue, and Fit body wraps fuse infrared-heat energy with constricting wraps that help shrink fat cells. Islands Tanning MedSpa also offers memberships.
Sit Still specializes in fun and gentle styling services for children, tweens, teens, and full-grown humans. A Sit Still haircut ($25) includes a shampoo, cut, blow-dry, and style, with a quick buzz ($10) or a trim ($8+) also managing shaggy moppet mops. Cuts for 11-year-olds and up are available ($30+), as well as special stylings such as up-dos and braids ($20+). Add color to your offspring's head-hide with highlights, temporary coloring, and permanent coloring services ($45+, $5 per foil) that bring chromatism to chromes boasting yawn-inducing natural hues. Mini-manicures ($10) and pedicures ($15) are also options for digits left dirtied and dulled by backyard dinosaur-fossil excavations.
After a day at Jungle Tan, visitors may look and feel like they've just returned from a tropical locale. The salon offers a fleet of beds in which hot bulbs emulate the effects of the sun's rays, dialed to four different levels of tanning intensity. Those seeking a UV-free tan can opt for the Evolv airbrushing system, a unique technology which uses warm air to help all-natural spray-tanning solutions sink into the skin's surface. Certified airbrush technicians customize the color to match each individual's skin type. Jungle Tan also nourishes skin and fosters relaxation with personal infrared saunas, steam-hydration therapy, aqua massages, and body waxing. Rounding out its cosmetic surfaces, the salon hosts professional teeth-whitening services and eyelash extensions.
The licensed and trained techs at Creative Nails Care & Spa primp hands and feet with OPI products and professional techniques. While guests lounge in beige pedicure chairs or relax at tidy manicure stations, techs soften and refine limbs before applying acrylic, gel, or silk-wrap nails with immaculately sanitized equipment. For a subtler look, they can strengthen natural nails with chip-free Shellac polish or help them infiltrate a bakery's éclair case with French tips. The image experts also go beyond the hands and feet to uproot unwanted hair with gentle waxing techniques and purify pores with microdermabrasion and body wraps.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.