Tan LA's Smart Tan–certified staff takes pride in matching each body with its perfect tanning method. Its customized tanning programs begin with an analysis of each client's skin type to determine which of the shop's meticulously maintained European beds is best suited to their needs. With four levels of intensity and exposure times ranging from 9 to 20 minutes, the studio is able to cater to complexions from fair to olive, whereas talented airbrush technicians offer custom-blended solutions for those who prefer not to be exposed to bulbs or their annoying sunny dispositions.
Beyond bronzing, Tan LA keeps the beach-bound looking their best with advanced spa services that range from cellulite-shrinking Formostar body wraps to red-light anti-aging therapies that, like profound Pink Floyd lyrics, penetrate 8 to 10 millimeters below the skin’s surface, working to boost blood flow and stimulate collagen growth
Since opening in 1985, the first Miami Tan has spawned six other locations that also boast clean facilities and advanced tanning services. During sessions that last for up to 30 minutes, five levels of UV beds establish base tans or darken skin to the deepest hue on the paint swatch. Airbrush personnel expedite the tanning process with organic bronzers that give the skin a faux glow that fades evenly and gradually, just like a sun tan. Miami Tan also offers up tanning memberships, packages, and postairbrush kits to help prolong sunless glows.
Dorina spent more than a decade honing her skills as an aesthetician before establishing Skincare by Dorina. That's why she's so adept at whipping up concoctions designed to offset specific issues, from wrinkles to acne to rosacea. Her facials perform myriad tasks—firming, hydrating, relaxing—and her waxing services tackle any overgrown extremity.
The Perkins sisters run Faking it Flawless with a glowing mission of coating men and women in safe outer glows, earning the sunless spot a nod as the Ultimate Airbrush Tanning Salon from élite magazine. In 20 minutes, tanners tint to a healthy bronze radiance lasting 7–14 days that never appears orange nor is able to rhyme with anything else. The streak-free and anti-aging Infinity Sun solution also helps maintain newly tinted skin against the ravages of time.
For more than 25 years, Miami Tan's bronzing experts have been doling out tans without subjecting clients to hours in the sun. Since opening the first Southern California location in 1985, the crew has helped clients achieve natural-looking tans with multiple UV beds of varying intensities. As the center grew in popularity, so did its offerings, opening an additional six locations throughout the state. Today, the award-winning tanning salons offer clients both UV and UV-free options, including airbrush treatments that coat skin with an amino acid-based formula that leaves clients feeling as sun-kissed as a rogue asteroid.
Seven days a week, tanners bask under high-powered bulbs shining inside The Tanning Edge's tanning beds, which span Levels 1, 2, and 4 when delivering body bronzes. Alternatively, Mystic spray-tan nozzles spread sunless product over pores to produce a summery glow that rivals that of the solid-gold Speedo worn by King Midas. The Tanning Edge also offers red-light-therapy treatments, which aim to increase collagen production and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.