Beaches Tanning Center's arsenal of newly updated tanning beds and spray-tan booths unveils gateways to sun-kissed skin. Six kinds of Ergoline beds bronze complexions to natural-looking umber hues as ventilation keeps bodies cool and music keeps ears distracted from the sun's desperate pleas for attention. Clients can go UV-free in warm Mystic Tan chambers, where an oscillating nozzle evenly coats skin with a customized cocktail of bronzing color.
Aesthetic Image keeps skin smooth and strand free from tip to tail with waxing services suited to every inch of the bristle-covered body. Follicle-burdened females can entrust their most sensitive areas to the skilled, hairless hands of a licensed aesthetician, who can administer the Brazilian wax in only 15–20 minutes. Unlike other cold-hearted salons that rely on duct tape and insults to get hair to vacate the premises, Aesthetic Image’s stubble slayers take time to ensure comfort and minimize follicle flare-ups during the wax, concluding with a designer postwaxing lotion that gently shushes skin back to deep, sleek, sleep (a pretreatment numbing lotion is available for $10).
Spa Trouve derives its name from the French word for “found,” which hints at the brand-new self-image visitors to this med spa may discover. The staff physicians and technicians use their deft experienced hands to perform skin-resurfacing and rejuvenation treatments, which stave off signs of age, scarring, and stubborn “Kick Me” post-it notes. They perform laser-based hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments with Syneron elos Plus machines, radio frequency–based skin treatments with eMatrix, and vibration-based exfoliation with Vibraderm. Other skilled experts perform dermal-filler injections and cosmetic surgical procedures. Spa Trouve’s master aestheticians work with clients to develop customized skincare regimens using products such as SkinCeuticals, organic Lira Cosmeceuticals, SkinMedica, Obagi, and jane iredale mineral makeup.
Within Vanity Hair salon, a cadre of talented stylists shapes their clients’ locks into works of art. Pulling from an arsenal of products that includes brand names such as Pureology, Schwarzkopf, and Moroccanoil, they deftly re-condition, re-texture, and re-invent strands, cutting off split ends and updating shades with corrective color treatments or trendy ombre techniques. Formal styling prepares heads for weddings, proms, and very snobby pillows, while makeup services ensure fancy hairstyles have a flawless face to match. When it comes to adding length, the salon also offers nine different methods of hair-extension application and provides free consultations to clients in order to determine the bonding technique that best suits their budget and extension needs.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
The floor-to-ceiling windows that make Radiance Sun Studios’ storefront may technically be letting sun in, but the shop’s bright-yellow walls seem to flood the outdoors with rays. Inside, more effective faux rays radiate from Wolff- and Ruva-level tanning beds in standup and lie-down varieties. Their MagicTan spray-tanning booth imparts all-over UV-free color with mist from automated nozzles. The staff also curates an extensive collection of tanning lotions from Hempz, Australian Gold, and California Tan, which extend a tan’s wear, enhance its color, or help it blend more easily into a Where’s Waldo? set at the beach.