As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed?which features rotating facial lights?or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 250 locations across 21 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to sunbeds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the sunless, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Look no further than Chad Brewster’s certifications from the National Tanning Training Institute and Norvell University to know 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 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 a tan's 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 burnished copper any day of the week. Local Acapulco Tanning Studio also offers Beauty Angel red-light therapy, which mitigates the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and permanent football eye black 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.