Sun Studio Tanning?s educated staffers outfit pallid pelts with darker coats using high-quality UV beds and 60-second UV-free spray tans. Their horizontal and upright beds range from low pressure to high pressure, laying down a base color before working skins up to deep, rich golden glows. Mid-pressure beds feature high-pressure face and shoulder lamps to simulate natural tans like those achieved by being outdoors or tackling a radioactive rugby player. High-pressure beds suspend tanners amid 360-degree lamps atop a contoured acrylic support, giving all-over even, consistent color. Mystic tan booths, meanwhile, are UV-free and darken skin by up to two shades in 60 seconds.
For centuries, women in Eastern countries have relied on threading techniques to remove errant hair. Today, the technicians at Kira Threading have it down to a veritable science—with help from its incredibly simple nature. During sessions, a threading specialist rolls and twists a thin cotton thread across the skin, removing multiple hairs at the follicle level and doing so in a straight line. That precision makes the technique ideal for shaping eyebrows. Unlike waxing, which can leave the skin red, irritated, and prone to attracting candlewicks, threading removes only the hair and leaves the skin fuzz-free for up to a month around the arms, brows, and chin.
The stylists at Amica Full Service Salon are specialists in color and highlights. With some staff members possessing nearly 20 years of experience, they bring a deep level of expertise to each session. In addition to benefitting from the stylists’ knowhow, guests are welcomed to a cozy and relaxing studio where they can enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and spoken word poetry recited by Barry White.
Inside Capelli International Day Spa, faux-finished walls and a red velvet couch swaddle guests in elegance, and a bust of Michelangelo's David offers tips on how to manage curly hair. Stylists work tirelessly with products by Matrix, Redken, and Fenix during hair and skincare services that the salon has been offering for more than 15 years. They also primp hands and feet with mani-pedis and soothe tense muscles with massage therapy. For clients in need of the works, Capelli offers spa packages, which include combinations of treatments performed in the peace and quiet of a giant gift-wrapped box.
For more than a decade, the licensed Chinese-massage therapists at Lakeview Massage have helped clients relax and overcome chronic pain. They specialize in holistic shiatsu-acupressure massage therapy, which they use to treat ailments such as pain, arthritis, cholesterol, headaches, and anxiety. In their soothing studio, therapists also address muscles with other modalities that include Swedish and deep-tissue massage, sports massage, foot reflexology, body scrubs, and full-body shampoos.
An old-Hollywood glamour pervades the environs at The Vanity Room Salon & Spa, with lipstick-red walls and wash stations set off by sleek black styling chairs, large mirrors, and round light bulbs. Here, a team of skilled stylists aims to bring a touch of the silver screen to each of their clients, minus the special effects and inconvenient boom mics. Cuts and coloring treatments add lustrous new life to 'dos, while facials and nail services put the finishing touches on façades.