Inside Executive Tans' welcoming salon, a quartet of UV-tanning beds and an experienced airbrush-tanning artist await to burnish skin in a sultry summer glow. The selection of UV bed styles includes one standup booth and the Classic Legs bed, which only tans the gams to match more naturally tan upper bodies or to even out sock and ankle-watch tan lines. Coating bods in a UV-free tan, the trained staff wields an airbrush wand to spray skin in a finely textured pigmented mist, leaving skin with a streak-free glow lasting for five to seven days. Patrons can don one of the salon's paper bikinis or bring their own swimsuit, resting assured that the nonstaining spray easily washes out of clothing. The salon's shelves are stocked in a variety of tanning lotions, which hydrate skin while prolonging tans for weeks of beachside strolls or parading around Antarctica to make the citizens jealous.
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.
At Colorado Tan, bronze seekers have control. With Level 1 through Level 5 beds, clients can pick the best option for their tanning needs?all of which take 15 minutes or fewer. The Level 5 Sun Giant bed provides a deep tan in 10 minutes thanks to 20 high-pressure body-tan boosters, plus facial boosters and shoulder-tanning lamps. Colorado Tan also offers teeth-whitening services for a gorgeous smile to go with that great tan.
Go for the gold—or the bronze—at KRE8TIVE TANZ TOO, the best place to bring out your natural glow. For those new to tanning, the staff at KRE8TIVE TANZ TOO helps make the experience relaxing and fun. They offer slightly larger tanning beds for anyone nervous about claustrophobia. Enjoy complimentary water and Gatorade to keep your body fresh and hydrated through the process. KRE8TIVE TANZ TOO offers many different types of tanning beds so you can get exactly the right kind of tan for your skin type and preference. Many of their customers are regulars—a good indication of the high quality services they provide—and thus there are many different package options to get exactly the right amount of time on the tanning bed you want. They even offer teeth whitening services to highlight your new sun-kissed glow!
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo 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.