Rockstar Tan's team of trained technicians darkens patrons to their preferred hues with a mélange of traditional and UV-free tanning options. MyMyst spray tans let robotic tanning techs enrobe skin in four variable shades of DHA, bronzers, and ground-up Malibu Barbies, with results that last up to one week. For even more customized sunless tans, trained technicians wield the Infinity Sun custom airbrush system, which incorporates a mixture of antioxidants and botanicals into a browning formula engineered to last from one to two weeks. Standup and bed-style models of three-star UV tanning booths are designed to reupholster birthday suits in as few as four to five 10-minute sessions—the same amount of time it takes the sun to turn a vampire into a bronzed beach lifeguard.
The OC Tan brings the sparkling soulshine lingering within each customer to the surface through a variety of tanning services. The Elixir tanning bed ($20 per session) envelops tanners in 51 body bulbs—one for each U.S. state—for 12 minutes of air-conditioned tanning. Disappear into the Mystic Tan spray booth ($35) as a pale newspaper reporter and emerge 60 seconds later as Supertan, the poorly named hero with a healthy glow. For those who love the taste of tanning bulbs but hate the sound of laying down, the Solarforce 652V ($20) offers a 10-minute tan in a stand-up unit that can accommodate clients up to seven feet tall. The ultimate in tan architecture at The OC Tan, however, is the King 420 bed ($40), which combines aromatherapy, aquatherapy, and a non-claustrophobic design into 12 minutes of high-pressure tanning. A five-minute airbrush tan is also available ($55), with custom application and results lasting up to a week.
Skin sports a year-round glow thanks to Electric Tan La Mirada, open seven days a week. The salon offers traditional UV tanning in a variety systems, from low-pressure beds that create base tans, to leg-specific tanners for lower bodies and tentacles. The Smart Tan-certified staff helps clients pick out the perfect lotion to extend the life of a UV tan or determine which level of sunless solution is best during a Mystic Tan spray session.
Housing standup booths and three levels of tanning beds, The Tanning Company helps patrons sport sun-kissed exteriors regardless of the season. Whether vertical or horizontal, the equipment bronzes skin with features including miniature suns and dedicated bulbs for the side, shoulder, and face while keeping bods cool with adjustable fans.
Alternatively, staffers airbrush clients to create quick, UV-free glows. These custom spray tans evenly coat skin in an organic solution that, with proper maintenance, can render results that last for up to seven days. They also administer a signature "tanning cocktail," which combines spray tans with standup tanning-bed sessions.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.
As an alternative to baking in the sun’s harmful rays, Laura of Spray Tan Glow N Go opened her speedy spray tan shop. At her immaculately clean home-studio, she mists figures with safe, skin-nourishing Aviva Labs spray tans in a matter of minutes. She chooses Aviva Labs because it’s free of oil, fragrances, and alcohol, and is 100% vegan. It’s also an all-natural, hypoallergenic solution that dries fast, meaning her clients can pop in on their lunch breaks or in between errands and be on their way.