At Exotic Tan, maintaining a glowing complexion year-round is easy. That's because the salon offers a three-pronged approach to tanning, including UV beds, automated Mystic tanning booths, and custom airbrushing. Inside private treatment rooms, clients can step into UV beds that build up tans faster than a vacation in front of the world's largest magnifying glass. For those looking for immediate, UV-free results, Mystic tanning booths bronze skin in just 60 seconds and staffers hand-apply tanning solution during custom airbrush sessions to ensure maximum coverage.
It only takes seven minutes for Rockstar Tans’ tanning booths to successfully bronze clients. The super fast booths share salon space with Infinity Sun and Mystic Tan booths, both of which offer UV-free tans that can last up to 14 days. Flat-screen televisions hang on canary-hued walls inside the salon’s waiting room. Nearby, a complimentary Beauty Bar treats guests to water to keep them hydrated, deodorant to keep them fresh, and coffee to keep them energized enough to accept all the compliments their newly bronzed skin will get.
The OC Tan brings the sparkling soulshine lingering within each customer to the surface through a variety of tanning services. The Elixir tanning bed ($20 per session) envelops tanners in 51 body bulbs—one for each U.S. state—for 12 minutes of air-conditioned tanning. Disappear into the Mystic Tan spray booth ($35) as a pale newspaper reporter and emerge 60 seconds later as Supertan, the poorly named hero with a healthy glow. For those who love the taste of tanning bulbs but hate the sound of laying down, the Solarforce 652V ($20) offers a 10-minute tan in a stand-up unit that can accommodate clients up to seven feet tall. The ultimate in tan architecture at The OC Tan, however, is the King 420 bed ($40), which combines aromatherapy, aquatherapy, and a non-claustrophobic design into 12 minutes of high-pressure tanning. A five-minute airbrush tan is also available ($55), with custom application and results lasting up to a week.
At Sun Club Tanning, it isn't hard for clients to find a tanning method that best suits them. After all, there are plenty to choose from. The spa offers Mystic Tan spray tans and UV tanning in more than 50 beds. Although tanning takes top billing here, it's not the only service available—membership packages also include sessions of upper-body massage, massage-chair therapy, and red-light therapy. The latter's infrared beams have various benefits, including killing acne-causing bacteria, increasing circulation, and giving red lights something to do besides hang out on top of police cars.
Skin sports a year-round glow thanks to Electric Tan La Mirada, open seven days a week. The salon offers traditional UV tanning in a variety systems, from low-pressure beds that create base tans, to leg-specific tanners for lower bodies and tentacles. The Smart Tan-certified staff helps clients pick out the perfect lotion to extend the life of a UV tan or determine which level of sunless solution is best during a Mystic Tan spray session.
Housing standup booths and three levels of tanning beds, The Tanning Company helps patrons sport sun-kissed exteriors regardless of the season. Whether vertical or horizontal, the equipment bronzes skin with features including miniature suns and dedicated bulbs for the side, shoulder, and face while keeping bods cool with adjustable fans.
Alternatively, staffers airbrush clients to create quick, UV-free glows. These custom spray tans evenly coat skin in an organic solution that, with proper maintenance, can render results that last for up to seven days. They also administer a signature "tanning cocktail," which combines spray tans with standup tanning-bed sessions.