A freshly bronzed complexion is often evidence of time spent at an exotic locale—for SD Glow clients, it's often a sign that they spent the day at home. The mobile tanning company packs its paraben-free tanning spray and other nourishing and tan-extending salves and travels throughout the San Diego area, giving guests a sun-kissed look from the comfort of their own home.
Spa director Marie Monet, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of beautification experience, begins each facial with a skin analysis so she can customize treatments to individual skin types. Oxygen facials infuse the skin with oxygen harvested from astronaut suits, inspiring cellular renewal and boosting collagen production, and sunless-tanning sessions cover bodies with DHA-infused Fantasy Tan airbrushing products. Herbal body treatments harness the power of natural botanicals such as seaweed to help slim and detoxify bodies. The herbal cellulite body cleanse blends 27 minerals and herbs to help boost the lymphatic system and facilitate disposal of excess fat cells for slimmer, smoother silhouettes. Massage modalities such as thai massage with acupressure help relax muscles after an afternoon of playing catch with a bowling ball.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The beauty specialists at Mary Maries Hair & Makeup work with one unified goal: to beautify every client that walks in the door. Whether this is through haircuts, eyelash extensions, or airbrush tanning, the stylists and specialists pamper and primp each client with care, leveraging years of industry experience. In addition to performing hair services, the crew also applies makeup for special occasions such as weddings, date nights, or lawschool picture day.
PETA approves of a tan-line-free complexion. It also approves of the vegan formulation that makes organic Sjolie sunless-tanning solutions, which is Sunburst Airbrush Tanning’s cornerstone product. Sunburst Airbrush Tanning’s staff uses the liquid sunshine for mobile and in-house airbrush tans to ensure clients can easily squeeze a tan into their schedules and never have to spend a week sallow-complexioned. The boutique tanning salon, nestled in Ocean Beach, staffs a team of spray-tan artists who each boast at least five years of experience that allows them to effortlessly sculpt and customize each tan with a compressor and airbrush system. Sessions average about 20 minutes to prepare, apply, and dry. The natural-looking, streak-free glow can last up to 10 days. Clients can choose to wear a bathing suit, go in their birthday suit from three years ago, or sport a pair of Sunburst Airbrush Tanning's disposable underwear.
At Naked Tan, obtaining glowing bronze skin is a comfortable experience no matter which method clients use to do so. If they choose to tan in one of the salon's five levels of tanning beds, they'll be treated to such comforts as misting jets of water to stay cool, built-in headphone jacks for entertainment, and special facial and shoulder tanning lamps to speed up the tanning process. And if they instead decide on a sunless tan, they enjoy privacy inside a Mystic Tan or VersaSpa booth, both of which feature automatic drying so clients don't feel sticky after the application. Often clients combine the two approaches into a "double dip" package—a bed tanning session immediately followed by a spray tan. The two-pronged approach particularly appeals to people who need to develop a tan quickly before a special event, such as a wedding or a big speech where they tell off those nitwits at the Nobel Committee once and for all.