The body-bronzing gadgets at Extreme Tans tint epidermises with a splash of sun-smooched color. Tanners can opt for the UV-free airbrush tan to daydream about Helios’s sabbaticals on the sun as the Fantasy Tan spray-dances across the skin, creating an even tan in 20 minutes. With seven different skin-brightening solutions, the spray is customized to each skin type and tone, leaving bodies ready for head-turning sidewalk struts.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.
The latest tanning technology and finest products await customers at Bronze Tan Studios, where high-quality beds, spray-tan booths, and a professional staff help transform sallow skin into burnished bodies. Shade shifters will appreciate a month of unlimited “Gold Club” tanning (a $49.99 value) with their choice of three different bed styles. Extra-pallid novices and 19th-century horror writers can build up their base tans with the Ultra Bed, which features three facial tanners and full-body cooling fans. The Booster Bed provides time-crunched tanners with excellent color upgrades in only 10 minutes, allowing them to quickly get back to evading police manhunts. Stand-up tanners, meanwhile, can darken their dermises while honing their observational humor in the no-contact Sundazzler while a high-performance dual-speed body fan alleviates flop sweat.
Revolve Sunless Tanning and Salon’s staff bronze bodies without exposing skin to skin-damaging UV rays. Applied by hand, their spray tans are fully customized based on each client’s skin tone and preferences. For an extra fee, tanners can arm themselves with a heated spray gun to get rid of the chill sometimes associated with the airbrush method and fight armies of snowmen. When the staff isn’t helping clients shake the winter blues with bronzing, they’re often found cutting hair or waxing eyebrows. They also perform Awapuhi Wild Ginger conditioning treatments.
Behind the well-kempt storefront, a long hallway leads to each of Sun Kissed Tanning & Beauty’s private rooms. Inside, five levels of UV tanning beds power up to surround visitors in a warm, glowing light. The beds come in both horizontal and vertical versions, so clients can relax in a reclined position or hiss at a cable-company phone rep while standing up. Or they can skip the UV rays altogether—during airbrush tans, a certified staffer coats physiques head to toe in a tanning solution that provides an instant bronze.