Tropical Tan, with a focus on convenience and the belief that everyone deserves a great tan, spans across four locations. Each tanning sanctuary is manned by a knowledgeable staff who offer advice and suggestions on which of the many tanning beds or lotions to use for the best bronze.
The staffers at Solar Planet do more than lavish visitors with meticulously clean salons, indulgent extras, and the power to don a sun-kissed glow in less than 20 minutes. Each employee is Smart Tan certified, meaning they possess the training to design personalized tanning schedules for clients seeking an instant or lasting glow. The specialists also know every detail of Solar Planet’s fleet of tanning beds, which range from traditional beds to standup capsules, the style most conducive to tanning lawn flamingos. At some locations, custom airbrush tanning sessions enlist the help of a certified airbrush artist who highlights the body’s features with strategic strokes in a custom bronzing hue. Over its 25 years in business, Solar Planet has also added sunless tanning booths, a stock of buyable bronzing lotions, and far-infrared massage capsules, which simultaneously massage muscles and inject them with therapeutic heat like a nap in an automatic bread maker.
An airbrush tan ($40 value at Body Rays; $50 value at At the Beach) can have you looking like you’ve spent years crooning James Taylor tunes to Florida Keys vacationers, all in a matter of a few minutes. Your tan will be applied by one of the professional staff members, who will use all-organic formula in a short, painless process that results in a natural-looking golden tan (purple and green aren't yet available, but trendsetters should start circulating the petition). An airbrush tan can last five to 10 days. If you prefer a more enduring tan, you can use this deal toward another tanning service, including a 15-minute or 20-minute tan in a Tan America or Sungate tanning bed. Check their websites for details about other services from Body Rays and At the Beach Tanning. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
The tanning experts at Tan Line cut down on the tedium of waiting for skin to darken inside a bed. Instead, they expedite epidermal color with sessions inside three vertical tanning machines that never exceed 10 minutes. VersaSpa sunless tanning sessions dole UV-free glows with clear or dark bronzers that contrast sharply with the dazzling smiles gained from the studio’s 20-minute ShineWhite teeth whitening treatment.
The tanning experts at Body Bronze aim to send clients out of their clean, peaceful salon in a flash. Three levels of UV stand-up beds make color-seeking sessions pass by in up to half the time of other tanning solutions, sending clients on their way with a quickly-gained glow. Just a few spritzes of Mystic Tan UV-free bronze bodies with streak-free color that's up to five shades darker than their natural skin tone, while the InfinitySun eco-friendly airbrush treatments create the same reaction in the skin that the sun does, but without the harmful rays and obnoxiously cheerful birdsong floating in on the breeze.
With regard to indoor tanning, there are few things more annoying than those sunburned, itchy spots you get on your pressure points from laying directly on a tanning bed's bulbs. But with beds like Miami Escape Tanning's new Matrix L33 level 5 model, that's a thing of the past: the cylindrical bed has a transparent surface that resembles a giant-sized microscope slide, elevating bodies off the half-circle of bulbs lined up beneath. The 360-degree bed is equipped with 33 high-pressure UVA bulbs designed to tan entire bodies evenly.
In addition to the Matrix L33 and Miami Escape's other beds, there are four additional tanning levels. Clients can choose to purchase their tanning by the session, or reduce their cost per tan by opting for unlimited 7-day, 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day packages. Those who commit to club memberships receive even deeper discounts on monthly packages, as do military service personnel.