The technicians at A New Day Body Wrap and Spray Tan Spa slim waistlines and tighten untaught skin with sea-inspired body wraps. To begin each session, techs wrap bodies with strips of cotton and elastic cloth. Each strip is soaked in one of the spa’s special formulations, such as a weight-loss promoting aloe-herbal mix. To enhance each partial- or full-body wrap, the spa also offers a seaweed-clay mask, which tightens skin in highly visible areas, such as those two strange holes where Frankenstein bolts used to be.
The latest tanning technology and finest products await customers at Bronze Tan Studios, where high-quality beds, spray-tan booths, and a professional staff help transform sallow skin into burnished bodies. Shade shifters will appreciate a month of unlimited “Gold Club” tanning (a $49.99 value) with their choice of three different bed styles. Extra-pallid novices and 19th-century horror writers can build up their base tans with the Ultra Bed, which features three facial tanners and full-body cooling fans. The Booster Bed provides time-crunched tanners with excellent color upgrades in only 10 minutes, allowing them to quickly get back to evading police manhunts. Stand-up tanners, meanwhile, can darken their dermises while honing their observational humor in the no-contact Sundazzler while a high-performance dual-speed body fan alleviates flop sweat.
It’s fitting that nail technician Lisa Suarez works within Blake Rose Salon & Spa. After all, she has made a habit of going the extra mile to help her clients look and feel beautiful. All of her natural nail services, for example, come with a complimentary sugar scrub that leaves skin smooth and exfoliated. Aside from traditional manicures and pedicures, Lisa applies attention-grabbing acrylic nails that screech the national anthem when dragged across a chalkboard.
At About Face by Erica, aesthetician Erica Stevenson focuses on “the art of staying young,” refreshing clients with facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. She also helps keep clients feeling as young as possible with comprehensive makeup-application lessons and tips on which restaurants still sell kids’ menu items to nonminors. Such services are complemented by the work of resident stylist Kelly Mitecki, who performs special-occasion services such as bridal updos.
Beauty at Hand supplements its exhaustive list of services with a few small perks that turn any treatment into a relaxing, revitalizing visit. From the massage chairs and footbaths of the salon's nail-service area to the white drapes and foliage that flank the main space, few touches go unnoticed by incoming clients. Licensed nail technicians carry the weight of the signature services, which range from lavish spa treatments to applications of OPI Axxium gel, acrylics, and nail art. Beyond the bread and butter of nailcare, the staff also oversees UV-free tanning-bed sessions, adds a dash of sass with 3-D Beauty lash extensions, and smoothens out the skin with precise facial waxing. The staff even performs manicures and pedicures for children, allowing kids to further misunderstand what it means to get caught red handed.
A member of the international Smart Tan network, Bronze FX Tanning provides its clients with the most up-to-date tanning intelligence by insisting that each tanning technician undergo certification through the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. UV-free Mystic Tan booths spritz skin with bronzer using specialized nozzles that polarize the solutions, allowing them to better adhere to the skin’s surface. The salon also offers multiple UV options, including low-pressure Tanses and Celsius VHR beds, each with 52 bulbs, as well as a high-pressure Ultrabronz bed, which uses 18 1,000-watt bulbs to produce a darker tan and enhance teddy bears with natural highlights in just 30 minutes.