Capsules do all the work at Aquarius Tanning Salon & High Tech Spa, where high-tech equipment takes the place of spa technicians. Clients step into tanning beds outfitted with Wolff lamps to turn their skin a bronzer hue, or lay down inside of the slim capsule to boost their metabolism and burn calories. Aquarius's other booths hydrate the skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and mist UV-free spray tans.
For the past 32 years, Tan Your Hide's proprietors have witnessed every innovation in UV and sunless tanning, selecting the best and most current technologies to outfit nine locations. European Ergoline UV tanning beds darken skin tones at seven levels of intensity. Tan Your Hide's representatives replace each bed's bulbs a minimum of four times per year, maintaining their capacity for perfecting pigmentation. Heated Mystic HD tanning booths spritz physiques with an even coat of healthy color. Tan Your Hide's interest in skin perfection doesn't end with coloration—its UV-free Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth stimulates production of collagen and elastin, improving the condition of skin all over the body. The device's floor vibrates to tighten connective tissues and thereby reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Sunless Perfection is a specialized bronzery offering only UV-free services, shunning the sun's dermis-damaging rays without denying the greatness of summertime glow. During your aromatic airbrush tan, one of the sun spa's trained pigment masters will expertly mist your skin to impart customized, natural-looking radiance. This pseudo sun sprinkle will make your nostrils flutter with the decadent aromatics of chocolate, vanilla, pina colada, citrus, or green tea.
Airbrush Lush’s skilled technicians mix their tanning expertise with martini-bar-esque mixology, rendering bodies bronze to the beats of pumping pop-music tunes. Built to order from a trove of medical-grade sunless-tanning elixirs, fragrances, and tinted body shimmer, the staff mixes up each blend in an authentic cocktail shaker before pouring it into an HVLP airbrush gun to swath skin in a golden embrace. The Tan Tini menu boasts epidermal indulgence options ranging from Midas-touched Long Island green tea to chocolaty Godiva Gaga garnished with wisteria shimmer, each customized to fit clients' color-saturation preferences and desire to camouflage themselves in a village of gingerbread men. Each concoction boasts skin-boosting ingredients such as CoQ10, sprays on in just under five minutes, and dries upon contact. Following the treatment, patrons can abscond from the salon's sleek mocha and ebony quarters for up to seven days of brazen Bond girl high jinks.
Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.
The technicians at Sassy Sunkissed Tanning don't let anyone go to bed uninformed. Instead, they greet new clients with a thorough skin analysis and consultation, discussing how deep they'd like their tan to be and how easily they tend to burn. The conversation leads clients to multiple bronzing options: regular beds, whose UVA light shifts the body's skin tone, a booster bed that deepens the tan's effects, and private standup booths for both standard and spray tanning. Guests can further customize their visit with a sound system that allows them to choose their favorite radio station while tanning.
At the front desk, a variety of moisturizers, lotions, and goggles eases the tanning process. The boutique area also includes a selection of handbags, each chosen by the staff for its chicness and ability to carry home leftover UV rays.