Anytime Tan Tanning Club first powered up its trio of German-made tanning beds in September, 1985, during the peak of the decade’s indoor-tanning boom. But just as bulky car phones and shoulder pads have faded away in the years that followed, Anytime Tan Tanning Club has stayed on top of trends by acquiring the latest equipment for its eight area locations.
The staff members at each location can pair clients with all manner of machines, from powerful Ergoline beds and booths to innovative sunless-tanning solutions from VersaSpa. For added vanity, most of the salon’s locations offer professional teeth-whitening services. And the Robinson location even provides Evolv sunless tanning and innovative red-light therapy, which aims to diminish signs of aging or the fact that someone enjoys napping on pizzas.
The sound of thumping bass greets guests at ZFit Studio, where instructors lead a slew of high-energy fitness classes. Sessions are overseen by a diverse staff of experienced instructors who boast backgrounds in dancing, yoga, and Zumba instruction. Outdoors or on their gleaming studio's hardwood floors, instructors lead a variety of heart-pumping classes, including Latin-dance-infused Zumba workouts and energizing yoga sessions. To keep their patrons engaged in exercising, they strive to develop workouts that are both fitness enhancing and exciting, much like doing arm curls while skydiving.
The staff members at Hollywood Tans guide their customers to the best tanning options for their skin types with a variety of booth and bulb intensities and their own specialized line of indoor tanning lotions. In addition to the high-performance stand-up tanning booths, they also offer UV-free tanning options powered by Mystic Tan.
Salon Cristianna's nimble-fingered staff cultivates happy hair with brand-name products such as TIGI, Framesi, and Paul Mitchell. During a European haircut, swift scissors make short work of unwanted head stalks, leaving only the most attractive strands ($15–$25). Customers can reward their hair for its loyalty by offering it coloring services, such as a single-process hair coloring ($60) or full-head foils ($99). For model weddings, Salon Cristianna performs bridal stylings ($55), and harnesses the elemental power of wind to complete styles with a quick blow-dry ($17). In addition to hair services, the salon also pampers natural nails with mani-pedis ($49.95).
The Body Bar is an ideal place for a body makeover, thanks to amenities that tend to one’s fitness, beauty, and relaxation needs. The gym floor is home to ellipticals, treadmills, Cybex weight-training machines, and rubber-coated dumbbells, as well as fitness studios where instructors teach yoga, Zumba, and a cardio-circuit workout. A trio of tanning beds adds bronzy definition to newly acquired muscles, while waxing services make skin smooth. To top it off, The Body Bar’s team of massage therapists dwell inside of 10 private massage rooms, performing Swedish, aromatherapy, and hot-stone massages that relieve sore muscles and boost circulation, an especially important benefit for those who have just worked out or those who need to get an A on their upcoming blood test.
At the clean and colorful Bahama Breeze Tanning Salon, owner Sara Levine focuses on giving clients a comfortable, speedy tanning experience. Her equipment includes top-of-the-line Sun Ergoline machines—five levels of standup or lie-down UV tanning with internal cooling systems—as well as a Mystic Tan spray-tan booth that mists skin with natural-looking color in seconds. Levine's team changes out the tanning bulbs before the manufacturer-recommended time period so that each client has an optimal session. They also stock lotions from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty in the reception area, where the black-and-white animal-print chairs bring to mind sleeping zebras or meditating referees.