Photos of beach scenes and bright flower arrangements greet clients as they walk into The Tanning Studio’s waiting area, creating a tropical vibe that gets guests eager for their own sun-kissed adventures. Beyond the lobby, three tiers of UV beds await to help bodies acquire a new swimsuit-ready shade, keeping them comfortable with air conditioning, cooling ventilation systems, or a 22 mph fan that mimics the sweat-preventing effects of an ocean breeze or a ride on the back of Evel Knievel's tricycle. Automated Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths cater to sensitive skins, providing a custom hue that safely adheres in 60 seconds; the salon’s lineup of tanning accelerators helps clients boost their bronze factor in less time while keeping skin moisturized to prevent peeling and over-exfoliation.
The Smart Tan–certified team at Tan de Soleil assists clients in getting the best out of their experiences by keeping immaculate tanning studios stocked with modern tanning beds and spray-tan booths. Before customers slip into a KBL lay-down bed or a Sun Capsule VHR stand-up unit, the staff provides them with sanitized protective eyewear and towels. They also change the bulbs in those beds regularly to keep them at optimal tanning efficiency.
For UV-free tans, the crew educates its guests about the use of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths for custom tans with solutions that moisturize and nourish skin. These tanning booths can gild tanners in about 60 seconds, but for those who wish to take their time, the studios come equipped with a vanity area. In there, guests lounge and use supplied nail files, hairspray, gel, and beauty products to get ready for the rest of their days. The space also allows for phone conversations so customers don’t have to feel intrusive when making personal calls or leaving in-your-face messages on King Midas’s voicemail.
At Do Beaming White, professional technicians apply dental-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten teeth, making sure to protect gums and enamel from any sensitivity. When activated by a high-powered blue LED light, the peroxide contained in the gel bleaches teeth and removes stains to ensure that clients' teeth finally outshine the whites of their eyes. Take-home kits help amplify whiteness with five to seven touch-up applications spread throughout the course of a year. A combination of the in-office whitening treatment and the take-home kit provides optimal results.
Do Beaming White also offers amenities to enhance guests' teeth-whitening experience, including audio cables to plug in personal mp3 players and Wi-Fi. Ample underground and upper-level parking and flexible hours accommodate clients seven days a week.
Like a good luxury car, SunLounge's UV tanning beds come with plenty of optional features: some models feature cooling mists, aromatherapy, and footrests, while others have climate-control systems and roomy, open-air design combined to combat that penned-in feeling. These high-end beds share studio space with sunless tanning systems, which feature Novell airbrush sprays in traditional or quick-dry formulas. Bulbs or no bulbs, tanning sessions unfold in a studio outfitted with handsome hardwood floors, geometric light fixtures, and modern acrylic furniture. Regulars are welcome to stash their tanning lotions at the front desk, ensuring they don't wind up lost or stolen by that vain neighborhood alligator.
Behind the reception area’s glossy white desk, sleek black styling stations buzz with the whirring of dryers and snipping of scissors. So begins a typical visit to Gossip & Co. Tanning and Hair Studio, wherein a team of stylists and aestheticians prove their dedication to gussying up patrons with services ranging from long-lasting Shellac manicures to meticulous waxing treatments. Within the studio’s slate gray walls, the styling team assembles strands into sleek updos, revives lacklustre locks with conditioning treatments, and installs voluminous hair extensions. A fleet of tanning beds housed within private rooms gilds bodies in bronze shades of varying intensity and grant the appearance of having just returned from vacation without the hassles of bribing clouds to scram.
Massage therapy and nail care meet ultrasonic and laser treatments at Spa at the Madison, a boutique spa where trained aestheticians help guests feel their best. Facial Zone treatments, designed to annihilate blemishes and soothe lips, are plucked from an à la carte menu so patrons can assemble their own packages, and St. Tropez custom spray tans bronze bodies naturally in about an hour. For the Y-chromosome set, specially designed facials, waxing, and nail care as well as the placement of cucumber slices on moustaches prep gentlemen for special events.