A freshly bronzed complexion is often evidence of time spent at an exotic locale—for SD Glow clients, it's often a sign that they spent the day at home. The mobile tanning company packs its paraben-free tanning spray and other nourishing and tan-extending salves and travels throughout the San Diego area, giving guests a sun-kissed look from the comfort of their own home.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
After acquiring San Diego Tan in 2013, owner Daniel Cruz transformed the tanning salon into Vivid Tan, a place where clients can bask under the lamps of three different levels of beds. They can also apply the salon?s stock of Designer Skin and Australian Gold lotions to enhance their tans, soften their skin, and confirm that they?re not just holograms.
Although the team at Platinum Tan & Skin Bar has been refining hues for 15 years, only recently, following a move, have they been polishing complexions in their sleek skin bar. Tucked within a private treatment room, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair and nourish visages with Dermalogica products and peels. They also offer red-light therapy designed to boost collagen, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and ease relations between humans and traffic lights.
Of course, tanning services still abound?the same ones that earned a gold Readers' Choice award from San Diego Downtown News in 2012. Artificial-sun bathers relax in four levels of vertical and horizontal beds, including a Level 5 machine with 10 adjustable facial bulbs, air conditioning, and voice-guided controls. Patrons can also ditch UV rays altogether and opt instead for spray tans in a Mystic HD booth or at the hands of experienced, professional airbrush technicians who?according to their website?use an organic formula and have misted the skin of Hollywood stars.
In search of that perfect bronze glow, The Tan Banana’s owner Tiffany spent 10 years of her life laying out by pools and hopping between tanning beds. That all came to an end a year ago, however, when she was diagnosed with a treatable form of melanoma. Though the cancer was removed, the risk of it coming back remains ever present—and it compelled Tiffany to make the switch to sunless tanning.
Today, Tiffany and her fellow technicians help others achieve safe, natural looking tans with Infinity Sun equipment. They begin each 10-minute session by applying an aloe-based hydrating treatment that locks in moisture and ensures a streak-free finish. Next, they artfully spray on the all-natural, odor-free tanning solution, which deepens hues and flatters physiques for up to 10 days. For best results, The Tan Banana suggests waiting 6 to 10 hours after one's treatment before showering, swimming, or trying to hug a waterfall. Check out other helpful tips.
The friendly and upbeat staff at Hollywood Tans Santee specializes in helping clients achieve sun-kissed tans year-round. Filled with a vast array of Hollywood Tans' latest tanning beds, the tanning salon allows guests to choose from multiple levels and different types of tanning methods. In addition to traditional beds, those who want to avoid UV-rays or who are allergic to light bulbs can let one of the studio's technicians provide a personalized glow with customized airbrush spray tans.