Beauty professional Dawn Widenski wears a lot of hats—she’s a stylist, electrologist, makeup artist, and massage therapist. And, with her 15 years in the industry and her continuing-education classes and seminars, she has the expertise to back it all up.
Inside Escape Hair & Body Salon, Dawn pampers clients with therapeutic massages, detoxifying body wraps, and hair services that use high-quality products from Retro and Brazilian Blow Out. She also specializes in hair removal through waxing, electrolysis, or simply coaxing the hair out of its follicle with the promise that it will be used to make a movie star’s wig.
During her 10 years as a massage therapist, Jan Thompson began to see more and more cases of sun-damaged skin. Because she wanted the best for her clients, she founded Gold-n-Glow Sunless Tanning Spa LLC as a sanctuary for those looking for a bronzed glow without the risks of UV tanning. Jan uses Norvell Skin Solutions and St. Tropez products to evenly spritz the skin during airbrush-tanning sessions, which deliver a natural-looking hue without the streaks associated with at-home creams or faulty highlighter pens. Seven types of massage therapy, as well as ear candling, body wraps, and Super Sunless tanning complement the tanning service.
At Sunseekers Tan, skin darkens beneath five types of tanning bed and in front of the nozzles of the Mystic Tan sunless spray system. Customers can augment their tanning experiences with an array of lotions to keep skin from drying out and flaking.
The skincare experts at LaManz Hair Design & Body Centre help clients achieve a streak-free, sun-free tan with Mystic Tan services. During a Mystic Tan, patrons step into an automated booth that sneezes an FDA-approved tanning solution. MagneTan technology binds the formula to skin for an even, golden hue that darkens within hours and lasts several days. Bronzers should wait 4–6 hours before showering or swimming and can extend the life of the tan by moisturizing immediately after bathing or streaking through the neighbor's sprinklers.
While awaiting simple trims or hair-smoothing keratin infusions at Salon Orlin, guests lounge in comfy leather chairs and pipe in music through their smartphones from the salon's Internet jukebox. Skilled stylists nourish tresses with vitamin C, create stunning styles with flatiron curling or updos, and manicure brows and faces with waxing. Tanning beds add healthy splashes of color to skin, and "juicing" adds healthy splashes of color to hair.
Directions in Design's beauty pros help clients adopt a new trendy look. To help them in their quest, stylists reach for quality products from brands like Aveda, Morrocanoil, and Goldwell, while spray tan technicians rely on a sunless formula from Fake Bake to bestow bodies with a bronze glow. Meanwhile, nail artists deck out digits in chip-resistant Shellac polish, and skincare experts design custom facials to address concerns such as dryness or premature aging.