Beauty may only be skin deep, but at Zolarium Tanning Studio, that's OK. Versed in a vast array of tanning and skincare services, the studio’s technicians help their clientele achieve golden-bronze hues without having to withstand the sun's creepy leer. Each one is Smart Tan certified, a benchmark that measures each operator's knowledge of ultraviolet light, safe tanning practices, and ability to disassemble a tanning bed should it become sentient. They use this knowledge to monitor each tanner in their studio simultaneously, through Zolarium's networked array of horizontal and vertical tanning beds.
The beautifying treatments don't stop at tanning; DaVinci teeth whitening, Evolv airbrush, and a plethora of skincare lotions help clients maintain all manner of youthful glows. Zolarium also keeps the community looking good, giving back through charitable efforts such as sponsoring the Denver Firefighter Calendar every year.
Fountain of Youth Skin Care’s skilled aestheticians restore skin to a glowing, youthful state with vitamin-infused serums and organic scrubs. Their popular organic enzyme facial, for example, hydrates and rejuvenates skin cells with natural enzymes and fruit extracts. Though they pride themselves on using all-natural ingredients, the spa’s aestheticians don’t shy away from advanced treatments such as chemical peels and MicroPhototherapy facials. The latter of these combats signs of aging with collagen-stimulating pulses of heat and light energy, and its lack of abrasives means that no downtime is necessary for recovery.
Facials may be front and center on the spa’s menu, but the staff also tends to skin elsewhere with cocoon-like body wraps designed to erase cellulite and help shoulders sprout their nascent wings. Waxing treatments keep freshly groomed faces and bodies free of unwanted hair.
Each of the 13 private tanning rooms of East Hampden Tanning Salon features a lay-down or standup UV-tanning bed that adds a bronze glow to skin in 20 minutes. Beds are fitted with 36 to 48 bulbs, each sending out rays that jump-start color production like a rainbow’s on-off switch. The salon augments its tanning treatments with an onsite massage therapist and a fully stocked retail section that showcases tanning lotions, sunglasses, swimwear, and body jewelry.
Sunlight streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows at The Zone Health and Fitness, illuminating rows of free weights, whirring cardio machines, and enthusiastic certified personal trainers and nutritional consultants. Owner Greg Bobby helms the crack staff and uses his degrees in sports medicine and exercise physiology to carefully craft fitness routines aimed at stepping up metabolism through resistance training, cardio workouts, nutritional guidance, and vitamin supplements. Guests and members can partake of myriad group fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, and kickboxing, or devise their own workout regimes with the bountiful free weights and machines at their disposal.
The team at Tan the Moon believes that tanning, like anything else, is best done in moderation. The staff members advocate for measured UV exposure, which they assert can both protect skin from the effects of too much tanning and from the dangers of avoiding the sun altogether—sunburns and vitamin-D deficiencies, respectively. At the sun-worshipping salon, patrons can pay by the minute, month, or year to use tanning beds in four different levels. For clients who wish to forgo UV altogether, there are automated VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, or clients can enjoy a hand-applied custom airbrush tan. Pre-tan sessions in the hydration station can extend a tan’s life by two to four days, so Tan the Moon offers packages that add a hydration session to any type of tan. Lotions and extenders from Australian Gold and Booda Organics can also help color last longer than a round of “A Googolplex Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”
The expert aestheticians at Beautiful You Skincare Studio beautify corporeal forms with hydrating facials and spray-tan services. During Tahitian spray tans, faux-sun wielders will darken moon-kissed skin with golden hues in roughly 15 minutes. Each private tanning session imbues hides with summery glows, which, like the best naps, can last anywhere from 7–10 days. Alternatively, one-hour hydro-facials rejuvenate world-weary mugs with exfoliating water technology that gently sloughs away dead skin cells and sends moisturizing marauders deep into epidermal layers. The treatments leave skin smooth, moisturized, and glowing like a smiley-face button under a flashlight before a face and décolleté massage kneads upper-body tension into oblivion.