As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
If you opt for the Tour of the City package, you'll take a tinting flight across each of Sun Tan City's bed levels (fast tan, faster tan, fastest tan, and instant tan) and one timely trip inside a VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, which provides a natural, even-tonal transformation. Clients can experience the five levels of the Tour of the City package in any order they wish. Standing upright in the VersaSpa booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution, possibly combined with a dose of anti-aging formula. Each booth is scientifically designed to provide a breathe-easy session and features an exhaust system to send the lingering mist out while sealing in skin's new shade. After a few minutes, your body will be dry to the touch.
Clients settle into Attitudes' swively chairs for a hair-revamping session, during which savvy stylists can trim, color, or texturize their locks. The stylists can also fashion event-ready exteriors with updos, hair extensions, and shaping treatments that create expressive brows and hair-free complexions. The salon?s tan-spa alter ego offers guests entry into UV tanning beds or skin-rejuvenating red-light therapy, which boosts circulation in an effort to increase skin?s health and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Outside the private treatment rooms, the salon stocks a supply of tanning lotions that can speed up the bronzing process without playing spin the bottle with King Midas.
Harsh chemicals such as sulfates and formaldehyde have no home at TL Studio. Instead, the beauty hotspot boasts a wealth of products from earth-friendly lines including wheat-protein-infused Chromastics and Soma, which is chock-full of organic ingredients. The team of stylists wield these nondamaging formulas during services such as highlights, chemical straightening, and deep conditioning. They also swap out harmful UV rays for airbrush tanning and adopt gentle skin-cleansing practices during facial services.