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.
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.
At Slight Indulgence Tanning, a UV-free tanning salon nestled inside Bally Total Fitness, obtaining the shade of bronze you want is easy. Instead of creating an intricate bed-tanning regimen, clients simply ask to tweak the salon's tanning formula, which staff members accomplish by altering the levels of DHA in the solution to match the client’s skin tone. The salon also makes it easy to keep the golden glow once you've got it; an annual membership grants clients up to 20 tanning sessions per year—a number chosen to honor Andrew Jackson, whose face appears 20 times on the one-dollar bill.
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.
Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.