After renting a chair for seven years, Erika Cook, a stylist with 16 years of experience, was ready to move up. With the support of her family, friends, clients, and fiancé, she opened Tranquility Salon & Spa, where she and her staff perform everything from curls with Surface hair products to manicures with durable Shellac gel polish. Cook is doing everything she can to make the salon a success, especially by making as many services available as possible. Along with waxing and makeup applications, she offers hot-stone, sports, and other massage services, as well as glycolic-acid peels that reduce the worry lines that appear when you agonize too long over whether to buy ketchup or catsup.
Paradis Island Tan shifts skin shades with an assortment of indoor tanning options, including beds, standup booths, and UV-free Mystic Tan equipment. Traditional tanning beds bronze bodies with four levels of equipment that begin with 15-minute beds and booths and progress up to the 22,000-watt FutureSun HP bed, which boasts 20 high-pressure lights, four bulbs dedicated to the face and neck, and a 1-ton air-conditioning unit. Mystic Tan booths cover epidermises in DHA-enhanced sunless-tanning solution with the help of MagneTan technology, which polarizes the microparticle mist to make it cling to bodies in a uniform coat. As Insta-Color Bronzer provides a temporary pop of pigmentation, DHA particles in the mist seal in a longer-lasting tan that won't wash off in the shower or during jury duty in Atlantis.
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.
The Beauty Bar’s continuously educated aesthetic duo of Adriana and Sierra, a makeup artist and stylist, tag teams unwieldy tresses and leaves skin looking sun-smooched with a roster of salon services. Specializing in readying faces for weddings, Sweet 16 parties, and other celebrations, Adriana harnesses the light feel and even finish of airbrushed makeup, imbuing cheeks with a hue as rosy as an embarrassed baby. Alternatively, Sierra styles and colors hair to highlight each client's features and adds length to locks with Fusion hair extensions. Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe preside over the chandelier-lit styling space, or staff members go mobile, toting their own kits, chair, and lighting to primp at a client's home or in their neighbor's tornado shelter.
Tommy’s Tanning offers customers more than two dozen bronzing options, from single-session spray tans for special occasions to yearly memberships inside five levels of tanning beds. The vertical and horizontal beds imbue skin with color while cooling faces and playing music for a more comfortable tanning session. For UV-free color, VersaSpa spray-tanning booths coat the skin in a streak-free glow, all while the client stands in a comfortable, wide-open interior.
The pristinely clean premises of Always Tan sparkle with the beds, sprays, and lotions necessary to achieve a perfectly darkened pelt. Fans and headphones lie waiting inside the shop’s private tanning rooms, where reflector-light beds gradually bronze physiques until they acquire a sun-kissed glow or a marriage proposal from a Rodin sculpture. UV–free Norvell tanning solutions fly from the hands of certified tech Christine Andro as she deftly spritzes faces and bodies with streak-free color.