B-tan Tanning Salons have a sleek, modern look that starts immediately in the reception area. There, modern chairs, a streamlined reception desk, and a flat-screen television foreshadow the 15 pieces of advanced tanning equipment waiting out of sight. These stainless-steel booths wrap around clients to evenly bronze with nonacrylic bulbs that, like the most ineffective beach umbrellas, let as much light as possible hit the skin. The beds and booths also keep UVB rays to a minimum, reducing the chances of burns. Yet clients can forgo UV altogether with spray tans from the Mystic Tan booth, which lets clients customize their shade and reap a beach-worthy glow in just 60 seconds.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
An airbrush artist hand sprays an organic solution that leaves skin tan for up to 10 days. Nearby, standup and lie-down tanning booths shine at five different levels, making it possible for clients of all skin types and tones to achieve the hue they desire. The activity at Casa Del Sol Tanning Spa fulfills the vision of owners Joshua and Jacki, avid tanners whose high-end equipment and lotions befit a boutique-like space complete with satin drapery and no parrots screeching lewd jokes.
While most tanning places only stay open during the daylight hours, clients at Boca Tanning Club can now enhance their summery glow during the night. The Coral Springs location stays open until midnight, which helps diminish wait times and allows clients to better fit in sessions inside the salon’s UV and spray tanning booths. The official tanning salon of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, the salon features three styles of beds, including UV options in the classic laydown bed or the 360-degrees of lights in the vertical stand-up booth. For clients eschewing UV rays, the shop also features a VersaSpa automated bed with a custom no-smell solution unique to Boca Tanning Club, which sends out jets oft tanning sprays to quickly give clients a seamless summer tan.
At Boca Tanning Club, each and every tanning bed is a superbed, which staff claims is much more comfortable than those giant clamshells people tan in at the beach. Upon arrival, a staff member scans each client's skin to determine the length of time he or she should spend in the superbed, ensuring complexion-appropriate color. Clients looking for UV-free color can step into the VersaSpray booth or get misted by the Norvell airbrush system, which steeps skin in a bronzing solution.