A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The staff at Bronzed Bottoms fosters beach-ready skin with UV-free airbrush spray tans that are quicker than tanning beds and safer than sunbathing. Paraben-free products from California Tan give skin a sun-kissed look with natural active ingredients that include aloe and vitamin C.
A new tanning salon in the Raleigh area, Coral Reef Tanning provides a welcoming atmosphere where visitors can darken their pelts for hunting season and acquire an alluring shine for fishing season. The helpful melanin-manipulating experts at Coral Reef help customers assess their skin types and provide instruction on how to maximize each tan without leaving the Earth’s atmosphere. One month of unlimited tanning includes the use of a traditional low-pressure bed, a high-pressure stand-up booth, and a powerful anti-gravity bubble chamber that harnesses the lava power of Mount Vesuvius. Low-pressure beds allow tanners to relax in a cocoon of brilliance, while high-pressure booths deliver deeper tanning in a quick and convenient stand-up scenario. The skin designers at Coral Reef will help you choose the best method to achieve your desired results. Additionally, body-bacon broilers will enjoy a convenient location that’s near Raleigh’s colleges and spontaneously accumulating crowds of pasty-skinned admirers.
The licensed aestheticians at Oochie Coo beautify bodily exteriors with waxing, spray tanning, eyelash extensions, and other skin services such as microdermabrasion. The team also adheres to the belief that cleanliness is next to goddessliness, remaining sure to never reuse waxes or other delicate materials after a service is complete.
Inside Destination Tans' mint-green, highly sanitized salon, knowledgeable staffers work with clients to tailor tanning regimens. UV-tanning sessions take place while reclining on Ergoline beds or practicing celebratory touchdown dances inside a standup booth. Alternatively, a trained technician is on hand to create an even, natural-looking bronze using the Norvell spray-tanning system.
Sometimes it takes a rude awakening for people to change their habits. For BeYoutifully Bronzed’s owner, it took her mother’s diagnosis of skin cancer to quit using tanning booths. Even with the scare, the habitual beach-goer and pool lounger at first found herself still under the dangerous rays of the sun, attempting to darken her still-healthy skin. The story is a familiar one. Though skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, many Americans still tan due to a desire to have that sun-kissed glow.
Luckily, BeYoutifully Bronzed found a solution. The business, which is located within The Skin Institute, helps clients to stay bronzed year-round with UV-free airbrush tanning performed in-store or brought to the home to prep cheerleaders for competition or prevent brides from blending in with their dresses.