At Extreme Tan Inc, tanning professionals make it easy for bodies to acquire a coppery glow anytime of year, rain or shine. A fleet of 10 tanning apparatuses includes beds by Ergoline and ETS, as well as a standup booth that keeps tanners vertical and toes tapping to tunes courtesy of an iPod dock. UV rays are available in varying levels, allowing bodies to emerge with lightly sun-kissed color or a deep bronze patina that glows brighter than a shellacked ham. For those who prefer not to bake, a Mystic Tan booth helps limbs acquire a faux glow in complete privacy in about 15 minutes.
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.
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.
The licensed massage therapists at Fuji Body Works rewire achy muscle circuit boards with healing bodywork. Guests can request flowing Swedish strokes to promote deep relaxation, or access deeper muscles––or fascia––with more intensive deep-tissue pressure. The spa also offers a specialty aromatherapy sauna, which draws on the power of heat to help clients detoxify and festively plump snowmen lose weight.
When customers first walk through the doors of Sun Spot Atlantic, they find themselves inside the S.S. Atlantis, complete with portholes, pressure gages, and a front desk that resembles the ship’s bridge. The hallways are lined with 25 traditional and standup UV tanning beds that span four levels of intensity. There’s also a heated VersaSpa spray-tanning booth that delivers a full-body tan without exposure to UV rays or the sun’s notoriously bad breath. A handful of automated spa services are tucked away inside private cabins, including a thermal massage bed, a red-light collagen bed, and a hydration station that moisturizes skin.