Within its sparkling suites, Desert Sun Tanning Salon wields top technologies that bronze and freshen figures. After entering the soothing spa atmosphere, complete with golden walls and a mirage of a fishing village filled with sparkling merpeople, patrons can attract elastic double-takes with firmer, younger-looking skin from the red-light-therapy treatment. Quarter-hour sessions help stimulate the production of collagen and capillaries, plumping sunken cells, increasing circulation, and helping heal cuts or scars incurred by activities such as paper stacking or armed thumb wars.
Silver Soleil Tan Studio puts clients in the mood for tanning in a sleek, colorful setting, with a sunset-inspired ceiling and high-gloss walls adorned with scenes of Rio de Janeiro. Smart tan certified team members are on hand to soothe skin with a lotion concierge service, or help cool off with a lavender-scented chilled towel or bottled water. It's their tanning beds that supply the warm glow. In keeping up with the latest technology for even, all-over color, the studio offers a customized tan plan that takes clients from their natural to desired color, along with special facial tanners, shoulder tanners, and personalized skin-type sensors. It also boasts glass-enclosed tanning suites and waterfall vanities stocked with facial wipes and ponytail holders. A VersaSpa UV-free spray tan booth is also available that simultaneously colors and moisturizes skin.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Surrounded by cream- and mocha-hued walls while facing full-length mirrors, clients nestle into salon chairs as stylists detach split ends and add in colorful highlights. Across the salon, conventional tanning beds add bronze color to bodies, while a spray-tanning session darkens skin sans melted caramel baths. While at the salon, guests can pick up beauty products such Chi, Australian Gold, Matrix, and Bed Head, showcased in sleek cubed black-and-white shelving units.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they’re not talking about libations. Instead, they’re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn’t change the skin’s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.