One need not look further than Chad Brewster’s certifications from the National Tanning Training Institute and Norvell University to know that he can be trusted with a spray-tan applicator. In early 2012, Chad’s search for a safe, effective alternative to UV tanning led him to open Sunnkissed, where today he specializes in applying even coats of organic, UV-free color. Complete with sleek hardwood floors, his modern studio in downtown Portland houses animal-print chairs, shelves stocked with products designed to prolong tans' duration, and tinted mirrors in which to view your skin’s new, blinding glow.
Local Acapulco Tanning Studio gilds limbs with an array of units including beds and booths from Tan America, Matrix, and Super Clone as well as with UV-free spray-tan solutions. The friendly staff of bronzing professionals welcomes clients into the pristine, cozy salon, where epidermises turn a sun-kissed gold or darken to a light brown any day of the week. Local Acapulco Tanning Studio also offers Beauty Angel red-light therapy, which mitigates the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes on faces and Richard Nixon masks by upping collagen production to fill in fine lines.
Making Waves Salon's quintet of stylists set bad hair days right with haircuts for men, women, and children as well as services such as colors, highlights, and perms. For hair that's already curly enough, they also offer formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments that keep hair straight without having to tie little weights to the end of each strand. Clients can also spend the minutes after their haircut relaxing with spa services such as waxing, manicures, or 20-minute tanning sessions.
Much like finding the best-fitting jeans, shoes, and hat-sized hatchbacks, the right tanning solution requires trying out different sunning equipment. This package offers you the ability to try out all five options with five separate visits, including the sunless VersaSpa. Each bed has different features, so start your tour with a baste in the fast tanning bed, a 20-minute process with high-quality lamps for base-tan building, and spend the next session sampling the faster tanning bed, which allows pallid patrons to quickly achieve a base tan and evens out stubborn tan lines. The fastest tanning bed mixes UVA and UVB to build a solid base tan in as few as four sessions, and the instant tanning bed offers the highest-intensity lamps; because of its lower levels of reddening UVB rays, the instant bed is a good choice for fair dermises that burn easily or have difficulties darkening under the Sun Meister's steely glare. For your last session, harness the power of plant-based VersaSpa solutions to provide a natural, even-tonal transformation. Standing upright in the VersaSpa Sunless Tanning Booth, your body will be gently misted with either a clear or bronze solution of anti-aging formula or UV skin-defining maximizer. After a few minutes, your body is dry to the touch.
In each of Chasing the Sun's private rooms lies a different method for garnering the bronzed glow of a day in the sun. Six of these rooms house stand-up or lie-down tanning beds, in which customers repose as UV bulbs of varying intensity coax melanin to the surface. In the seventh room, the Mystic Tan booth beckons guests by misting skin with a bronzing spray—otherwise achieved by packing a hose with pennies and turning on the sprinkler. A range of tanning lotions and accelerators enhance or preserve the skin's new shade.