After extensive experimentation with various product combinations, the skin scholars at Charleston Spray Tan crafted a formula for an organic, nontoxic dye that imbues patrons with natural, long-lasting color. The spray contains a delicious low-calorie blend of vegetarian ingredients, antioxidants, infused multivitamins, and hyaluronic acids. In each of their three 20–30-minute sessions, customers are evenly coated in a DHA dye for streak-free, nonsticky results, masking cellulite, varicose veins, and skin discolorations. Epidermal artists tailor each tan according to customer's personal color aspirations, be it brown, light tan, or paisley.
Tropical Tan Et Al caters to cosmetic needs and fosters relaxation inside its welcoming studio. Sun-deprived clients can attain a natural-looking tan through either UV tanning beds or spray-tan services. On the salon side, stylists offer haircuts and coloring as well as mani-pedis and eyelash-enhancing services, for those times when you need to flag down a taxi with the bat of an eye. To round out the menu of services, therapists offer massage treatments that can knead out soreness and stress.
At Oasis Tanning Salon, visitors deepen their complexions with both UV tanning and sunless spray tans. Before entering either lie-down or standup beds, patrons glaze their pelts with lotions from California Tan and Swedish Beauty that maximize the effect of the UV bulbs' emissions. Tanners can purchase UV tans a la carte or by the month, or they can invest in VIP memberships that reward them with deeply discounted rates for six-month, one-year, or 15-generation contracts. During five-minute airbrush-tanning sessions held in private rooms, certified technicians mist guests with a personalized hue harvested entirely from natural ingredients. Customers trapped in padlocked pants can elect to be airbrushed from the waist up or just on the face and neck, and tanners can augment their freshly misted bods with a cocktail tan, which supplements spray sessions with up to five minutes in a standup UV bed.
The accommodating staff at 360 Tan opens the door to their sunless tanning facility as visitors swarm in to augment their exteriors with a variety of anti-aging and skin-bronzing treatments. The collagen red-light therapy beds launch photons into epidermal expanses at wavelengths of 633 nanometers to kick-start collagen production. As the light spurs healing in weary skin cells, wrinkles and inflammation dwindle and figures firm up their sagging surfaces without the aid of cement Spanx. The 20-minute treatment entails no downtime or UV rays, and can boost circulation, improve the absorption of skincare solutions, and oust toxins throughout the entire body. Alternatively, guests can darken their hides with 20-minute sessions in a Puretan TanScene bed, whose series of 105-watt bulbs further prove that the sun is only good for cooking eggs on sidewalks.
After discovering and treating a few precancerous skin cells, Aislin Spangler decided UV tanning was not the way to go. So she researched alternative options, and by the time she teamed up with her friends Emily Meeker and Lauren Salinas in 2009 to form Spray Soleil, she was well-versed in the field. Today, the trio runs a mobile spray-tan company and travels to clients' homes or offices anywhere within Charleston and Greensboro to mist them with paraben-free tanning solutions that are made in the United States and never tested on animals. Those solutions include witch-hazel-infused organic tanners along with the original solution, which coats skin with a golden hue while infusing it with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants.
Spray Soleil's stylists and aestheticians travel as well, brushing rouge on cheekbones or dyes into hair during makeup and hair treatments. Completing the mobile spa is Ellen, a licensed massage therapist with seven years of experience. She uses long, languid strokes, hot stones, or targeted pressure during customizable massages to relieve fatigue and chronic aches caused by injury or part-time gigs as a whack-a-mole.
At Brats Tanning, a fleet of tanning beds and spray-tanning chambers imbues exteriors with a bronzed glow. Tanning savants are on hand to help customers to hone in on the tanning bed or tanning spray to suit their desired hue. They also stock their sunlit storefront with bronzing lotion, sunglasses, flip-flops, and other accessories for days spent soaking up sunshine and raiding sand-castle settlements.