Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.
Airbrush Lush’s skilled technicians mix their tanning expertise with martini-bar-esque mixology, rendering bodies bronze to the beats of pumping pop-music tunes. Built to order from a trove of medical-grade sunless-tanning elixirs, fragrances, and tinted body shimmer, the staff mixes up each blend in an authentic cocktail shaker before pouring it into an HVLP airbrush gun to swath skin in a golden embrace. The Tan Tini menu boasts epidermal indulgence options ranging from Midas-touched Long Island green tea to chocolaty Godiva Gaga garnished with wisteria shimmer, each customized to fit clients' color-saturation preferences and desire to camouflage themselves in a village of gingerbread men. Each concoction boasts skin-boosting ingredients such as CoQ10, sprays on in just under five minutes, and dries upon contact. Following the treatment, patrons can abscond from the salon's sleek mocha and ebony quarters for up to seven days of brazen Bond girl high jinks.
One Classy Tan’s certified tanning consultant, Tina Wilson, has airbrush tanning down to a science. Instead of working in a laboratory, however, she practices her craft within the stress-free confines of her Colorado Spring locale, where her specially designed tanning booths afford total privacy. Tina’s custom airbrush solutions can be tweaked to achieve your desired skin tone and are safe for clients of many ages, from high-school beach-goers to trendsetting Elizabethans.
The technicians at Sunkissed Tanning don't let anyone go to bed uninformed. Instead, they greet new clients with a thorough skin analysis and consultation, discussing how deep they'd like their tan to be and how easily they tend to burn. The conversation leads clients to multiple bronzing options: regular beds, whose UVA light shifts the body's skin tone, a booster bed that deepens the tan's effects, and private standup booths for both standard and spray tanning. Guests can further customize their visit with a sound system that allows them to choose their favorite radio station while tanning.
At the front desk, a variety of moisturizers, lotions, and goggles eases the tanning process. The boutique area also includes a selection of handbags, each chosen by the staff for its chicness and ability to carry home leftover UV rays.
At Extreme Tan Inc, tanning professionals make it easy for bodies to acquire a coppery glow anytime of year, rain or shine. A fleet of 10 tanning apparatuses includes beds by Ergoline and ETS, as well as a standup booth that keeps tanners vertical and toes tapping to tunes courtesy of an iPod dock. UV rays are available in varying levels, allowing bodies to emerge with lightly sun-kissed color or a deep bronze patina that glows brighter than a shellacked ham. For those who prefer not to bake, a Mystic Tan booth helps limbs acquire a faux glow in complete privacy in about 15 minutes, and custom airbrush sessions see skilled technicians adjusting the bronzing formula to skin type and spraying it on by hand for a smooth, streak-less application.
Capsules do all the work at Aquarius Tanning Salon and High Tech Spa, where high-tech equipment takes the place of spa technicians. Clients step into tanning beds outfitted with Wolff lamps to turn their skin a bronzer hue, or lay down inside of the slim capsule to boost their metabolism and burn calories. Aquarius's other booths hydrate the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and mist UV-free spray tans.
Inside Bronze Bay Tanning, Smart-Tan-certified staffers guide guests to an octet of beds that burnish bodies with UV light in 12- to 20-minute bursts. Accelerators and lotions by brands such as California Tan and Australian Gold enhance tans with extended bronzing effects and improved alibis about beach vacations down under. For sunless tanning, a trained technician covers pelts with a laser-airbrush spray tan that lasts up to one week.