In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
As the weather outside grows colder, Bella D’ora Spa rolls out the cookie dough—or, at least, the smell of baking cookies. The seasonal sugar-cookie massage incorporates a brown-sugar hand-and-foot scrub into a sweet-smelling massage. The staff also provide an equal level of pampering year-round through warm-stone massages, organic facials, and body wraps that work to rid skin of toxins that may have been absorbed during baths in the chemical vats at a local soft-drink factory. Clients can bundle services for spa parties or bridal parties, which come with optional hors d’oeuvres or lunch plates that easily sate high-noon cravings.
Named a CityVoter Top 5 tanning salon for two consecutive years, Exclusive Tans bronzes bodies by way of traditional, spray, and airbrush services. The salon boasts a barrage of low- and high-pressure beds to evenly bake you to your aesthetic goals. Deepen epidermal hues through one of seven levels of bronzing, each designed to match the mood and melanin of your skin. Enlist the Sundash 252 to build a five-session package powered by 52 turbo power bulbs and the desire to bake you into an evenly warm roast ($49). The genuine Mystic Tan solution showers skin with splays of warm beads, casting a glow more steadfast than David Copperfield's sexiness ($34+ per session). Those ogling the latest looks on Page 6 may opt for celebrity-savvy airbrush tanning ($49+ per session) that seamlessly blends into one's natural skin tone while subtly enhancing golden allure. Deepen the durations of your tan with a slew of products and moisturizers ($19.95–$126) that keep skin supple, soft, and questioning if it should be drinking more piña coladas.