A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Inside the Smart Tan–certified Tanners Paradise, trained technicians help clients achieve golden skin in their tanning beds and spray-tan booths. Beds from Voyager, 32 Express, and Focus encapsulate tanners in UV light in order to build a natural-looking tan. Accelerators from such brands as Designer Skin and Luminary boost the effectiveness of tanning, while infusing skin with nutrients and moisture. Meanwhile, MagicTan booths spray an aloe- and DHA-infused solution from 40 nozzles, evenly bronzing skin without UV rays or industrial-smelling varnish.
Staffers at Sun City Tanning stock private rooms with state-of-the-art tanning beds and UV-free spray tanning booths that quickly impart clients with a sunless sun-kissed look. They consult with clients to plot plans of action, directing newcomers to gentler beds to build base tans, veterans to powerful beds that rapidly deepen tones, and geckos to dry rocks. UV-free spray tans quickly lend wintry skin a summertime sheen, and leg-tanning beds help slow-to-tan limbs catch up to neighboring skin tones.
The friendly staff at The Tanning Co. ensure that every patron walks out the door with the perfect sun-kissed glow. Eight levels of tanning beds provide the desired level of bronzing for users, while Mystic booths grant golden results with a UV-free spray. And the team takes their work seriously—each individual completes rigorous training in proper sanitation practices and equipment operation. They also learn how to distinguish between different skin types, so they can help clients find the ideal lotion and level of tanning bed.
Utopia Tanning & Spa bills "tanning" ahead of their other services with good reason: they offer three different approaches to getting a sun-kissed glow. In addition to traditional UV tanning booths, techs apply custom tans by hand or help clients into their Mystic spray-tanning booth. Dr. Gallacher, a certified dermatologist and laser surgeon, bolsters the spa's menu by providing more intense treatments through her own location in Danville. Meanwhile, on-site experts wax away fuzz, apply facials to ward off blemishes and wrinkles, and knead tense muscles. They also diminish the appearance of cellulite with red-light therapy booths and lengthen tresses with natural hair extensions donated by organically grown humans.
The Mystic Tan booth at Glo Tanning mists bodies with a formula that imbues skin with a sun-kissed glow. Additionally, the tanning salon offers UV tanning beds that prepare clients for special events such as a attending a reunion, going to a wedding, or populating a police lineup. The staff can recommend any of their tanning accelerators, bronzers, and lotions to help clients achieve the best possible tan.