The staff at Alternative Tan Spa respects all aspects of individuality, from your personal skin type to your musical tastes. They dole out tips for tanning schedules and products that will suit each client, ever mindful of safety precautions for different dermal needs. Inside the spa rooms, clients can load a favorite CD into the stereo before visiting their chosen booth or bed, basking afterward in the breezes from private cooling systems and primping at available vanity areas.
The spa's tanning equipment ranges from Level 1 Tan America beds to standup spray-tanning booths, which take less than one minute to coat bodies in a coppery sheen that can last up to 10 days. As beds increase in level, their amenities become more advanced: Level 3 Starflight beds feature facial lamps, and Level 4 Cayenne and S-Class beds refresh physiques with built-in misting systems. The open Sunboard bed bronzes skin without enclosing customers beneath a lid, finally enabling them to high-five their own feet when they achieve even coverage.
The trained staff at Ashley Lynn's Tanning welcomes first-time and returning clients to quality bronzing beds and UV-free VersaSpa tanning booths. The full-body and facial bulbs in tanning beds of various levels speed skin to all-over darkened shades in minutes without the hassle of canning sunbeams for the winter. Staff members swap out each lamp halfway through its lifetime, ensuring tanners won’t endure weakened wattage during their session. Alternatively, the studio's VersaSpa spray-tan booth comforts tanners with an open design and an air-filtration system as they customize their 10-minute sessions by selecting either clear spray-tanning or bronzer-tanning treatment. Each treatment achieves maximum color after 8 hours, and the booth also helps to moisturize skin.
Tanning inevitably involves standing or lying still for an extended period of time. At 4 Seasons Tanning Salon, a licensed aesthetician and a team of expert body-bronzers take the boredom out of the tanning process with thoroughly engaging visits and modern technology. After individual consultations, staffers take guests on a tour of the premises, showing clients the many tanning machines and aftercare products that can help achieve their desired results. The salon’s UV beds each house a stereo system and input for iPods, so tanners can listen to their favorite music or sleep-inducing college lectures. The beds run the gamut from the eco-conscious Ultimate Envy 234 to the Velocity HP1000, whose open design allows for full-body coverage and cooling. For speedier sessions, the VersaSpa sunless-tanning booth sprays bodies with moisturizer and bronzing solution in approximately one-minute sessions.
Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
At a tanning salon named Best of Omaha 2010 by Omaha Magazine, trained tan technicians help clients achieve their ideal hue with a range of tanning techniques. To begin the bronzing journey, staff members discuss each visitor's tanning goals and determine the best method from their service arsenal, such as UV-bed tanning, spray tanning, or wrestling the salon's pet dwarf star. Five models of UV beds imbue skin with deep, long-lasting tans at variable levels tailored to your natural coloring. For UV-free hues, airbrush technicians arm themselves with custom shades before gilding silhouettes with hand-guided sweeps of tanning solution.
When customers trade a day at the beach for a session at Daytona Tan, no one will know the difference. Four levels of UV beds coax bronze tones from skin, and airbrush tanning's cool mists imbue bodies with sun-kissed color. Outside the tanning realm, Fit body wraps prompt the body to release fatty acids and toxins while making skin softer and smoother?a welcome alternative to rubbing sandpaper all over your body.