A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Personal spa assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment.
Caramel wood tones swirl throughout Body & Sol Tanning's studio, modeling the hues customers adopt during UV bed sessions and UV-free airbrush appointments. With three levels of solar-simulation chambers, tanners spend between 2–15 minutes absorbing healthy amounts of light from fresh bulbs. Specialized facial lamps ensure that features receive an even coat, and lotions by Synergy Tan and JWoww help to stimulate bronzing while basting bodies with additional moisture. Body & Sol Tanning also offers professional airbrushing appointments, during which a trained professional applies an even mist to eliminate pale complexions and regrets of napping outside underneath a hammock.
At Sunrise Tanning, tanners slide into one of five different Soltron beds, which imbue hides with a light, sun-kissed color, a rich, dark hue, and everything in between. The staff also accommodates those seeking sunless tans with the Playboy Pro spray system, a hand-applied spray tan that gives clients a natural-looking glow in five minutes. To further enhance appearances, it also offers lash extensions and teeth-whitening services.
Located inside Crossgates Mall, The Beach Tanning at Crossgates helps clients beautify skin with a sun-kissed glow. Guests can bronze their bodies with a choice of beds and standup booths bearing brand names such as SunScape and Solaris, with a diverse selection of add-ons such as lotions available.