Voted one of the best tanning salons in Chicago by Citysearch, Bella Bronze Tan & Body Spa helps darken hides with UV tanning, Mystic spray tanning, Custom Applied Spray Tanning, and tanning products from Australian Gold and Devoted Creations. The salon houses a range of tanning options, including KBL Sun Capsule beds that disperse UV light evenly and cool bodies with air conditioning and aqua mist. Other faux-sun forts feature voice-guided instructions and surround-sound speakers that allow tanners to select their favorite songs or audio clips from vintage State of the Union addresses. In addition to darkening skin, clients can opt for a variety of spa services including waxing, facials, teeth whitening, and massages, offered in Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone varieties.
Seven levels of UV beds populate the private tanning rooms of Unlimited Tan’s numerous Chicagoland locations and join forces with automated spray-tanning booths to forge a war against wintry pallor. Tanning equipment tiers build upon basic level lamps to include extras such as high-pressure bulbs, aromatherapy, and cooling mists designed to keep clients comfortable and make it easier to maintain their hue over time. For the UV averse, spray-tanning booths send automated jets of pigment misting over bodies in 60 seconds, with the full, streak-free results gradually developing across 24 hours, like a whirlwind romance between sloths. Each of the salons also stocks a full supply of lotions from brands such as Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty, which works to protect skin and enhance the life of any tan.
A Better Tan stocks its two tanning hubs with tiered levels of tanning equipment, allowing patrons to achieve summery complexions with five levels of Ergoline UV beds, automated Mystic Tan booths, and custom airbrush tans. Smart Tan–trained staff members gild skin with contoured strokes from airbrushing equipment, which they imbue with a custom color to suit the customer's desired darkness level and camouflage needs when infiltrating the US Mint. In the front lobby, well-stocked shelves display a selection of Supre Tan, Devoted Creations, and Ed Hardy tanning lotions, which help to preserve the skin's newfound hue by sealing in moisture and adding a splash of tan-deepening bronzer. New tans get alluring contrast with the salon's teeth-whitening system, which uses a convenient bleaching-tray regimen to create bright and flashy smiles.
Inside Ultimate Exposure Tanning Centers' Chicagoland locations, a full lineup of UV- and spray-tanning equipment infuse skin with a healthy summer glow year-round. Individual sessions in the automated spray-tanning booths—such as VersaSpa—or UV beds gild bodysuits for nights on the town, and unlimited monthly packages fashion a continuous golden hue previously only available to sunbathing satellites. The salon stocks a variety of tan-accelerating lotions from Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin, which deepen bronze hues and moisturize skin to fashion a long-lasting radiance.
For more than a decade, the technicians at Spray of Sunshine have been safely darkening skin using FDA-approved airbrush-tanning techniques. During 30-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, techs spray micromists of DHA bronzer, which bonds to skin to produce the appearance of a natural, even tan without the labors of lounging on a beach chair strapped to a sun-bound rocket. Tans typically last up to 10 days, depending on upkeep and maintenance practices.
The efficient tanning team can also perform mobile services at the home or office. The technicians arrive with all necessary equipment, carefully coating bodies in bathrooms or garages to avoid giving tans to already-entitled housecats.
Led by friends and cofounders Katrina Polansky and Adam Brown, The Sinless Tan's trained technicians darken hides with organic, UV-free spray tans in a cozy and comfortable studio conducive to personal attention. During each 20-minute treatment a staffer custom mists skin with a sugar-beet-based formula. A golden hue appears instantly, gradually sets over the next few hours, and lasts for up to 14 days. By concentrating their bronzing efforts on just spray tans, The Sinless Tan's team is able to provide excellent customer service and unparalleled sunless shines.