I am a very lucky girl and just got back from vacation in Mexico, enjoying a Spring Break with my husband and two kids. While I was there, I overheard some women talking about a recent walk along the beach. They came across a woman “lying out,” coated in oil, and dark, mahogany brown — a real sun worshipper. It was “just so ‘80’s,” one friend remarked. I thought about her statement and about just how true it is. The fact that that type of sun tanning has gone the way of acid washed jeans and Wham! says a lot about how effective dermatologists have been in getting the message out about the risks associated with sun tanning, especially skin cancer risks. But there is still a long way to go. Many people still try to get “just enough color” to achieve that glow associated with a healthy, youthful look. The fact is that even a little bit of sun exposure is enough to cause long term damage. But if skin cancer is not enough to make you think twice, how about I appeal to your vanity? Sun tanning not only prematurely ages skin, it looks uneven, freckly, red and splotchy. So, if you want to look radiant, glowing, ten pounds lighter (yes, “tanned” skin does make you look thinner!), with a nice even skin tone, what are your options? At Glow, we are a dedicated skincare salon, and therefore have a vested interest in making your skin look the best it can be. We have researched the very best the industry has to offer for sunless tanning. No orange, “Jersey Shore” tans or streaking are coming out of Glow. Our clients leave the salon looking sun kissed and natural. We have researched the best solutions and machines and offer them to you in two easy ways: Airbrush and sunless booth tanning.
So, what’s the difference? Airbrush tanning is done by a licensed esthetician using a hand-held spray tanning machine to give you a beautiful natural looking tan. Developed in Australia, our solution is unlike any other in the market. We use only natural organic ingredients and no chemical additives. You have the peace of mind that no matter how light or dark your skin type is, you will get a natural looking tan with no mess, odor or streaking. The airbrushing is available in three colors: light, medium and dark and Rapid Results Tan in medium (with a two-hour development time). With the airbrush wand, the esthetician can even out skin tone, blend freckles and even help fill in tan lines.
For our sunless tanning booth option, we offer VersaSpa® system, which we have found is the most innovative system on the market. You can cover all of your skincare needs by bronzing, hydrating and smoothing fine lines in one session. The client customizes the tanning application by selecting one, or combining all three full-body treatments, including a pre-sunless pH balancing treatment, a bronzing level, and a post-sunless super hydrating treatment. You can even just do your legs! Clients enter a totally private booth, remove clothing and don a super attractive cap to cover their hair, coat hands and feet with cream, press the button and presto – instant color!
And just think, these tans can be maintained year-round, which is a lot longer than a New England summer. So enjoy your spring, wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher for all outdoor activities, add a hat for extra shade (and style, of course) and come visit us at Glow. By the way, I came back from Mexico lighter than I went there, most people get darker as the week goes on, not me, I get lighter and my friends always laugh at me. Remember, it is always best to come to the salon with clean, exfoliated skin, any shaving taken care of and wearing loose clothing. In addition to sunless tanning, Glow is known for customized facials, waxing (using the blue, painless wax), gorgeous Lavish Lashes, make-up application and more. Visit our website at glowskincaresalon.com to view our exclusive new client specials, “like” us on Facebook and call to make an appointment at 781.380.3533.
Shelley North, Owner of Glow, Licensed Medical Esthetician
B.S. Boston University, Licensed Esthetician, Medical Esthetician, Lavish Lash certified, PCA peel certified, Reiki practitioner and Shamballa Healerm, graduate of Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics, livesunless certified, extensive advanced training in waxing and skin care and educator for esthetic schools. Glow is Winner of Boston’s Best Waxing by WBZ 2007 & 2011, Boston’s Best Airbrush Tanning 2011, Best of Braintree Waxing 2007-present; Best Airbrush Tanning 2009-present; Recently awarded Best Business in Massachusetts by SCORE.