Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.
Whether you prefer reclining or standing, or being toasted or misted, Ocean Beach Tanning Spa has a tanning option for you. The?company offers access to variety of traditional tanning beds, as well as a Mystic spray-tanning booth that uses a special UV-free formula to bestow a natural-looking golden glow. Clients can also opt for a "cocktail" tan that combines traditional and spray tans for longer-lasting results, or try a session in the hydration station, which releases steam and radiant heat to moisturize skin and enhance the effects of a tanning session.
And even those who don't tan can benefit from the studio's red light therapy sessions, which use infrared light to reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne, and sun damage.
With more than 140 locations nationwide, Hollywood Tans' tanning-booth technology and UV-free spray tans bronze the skin of people coast to coast. Its ultra-high-powered booths, such as the HT60 or HT54, ply skin with UV rays to build a tan quickly in short sessions. Alternatively, the sun shy can bask in the bronzing mist of Mystic Tan machines. After a few spritzes, the machines coat bodies in a streak-free color up to five shades darker than their natural skin tone. Hollywood Tans also has an A-List membership program that gives clients an all-access pass to beautifully bronzed looks.
At more than 140 locations across the country, tanners stand and Hollywood Tans delivers. Each salon has an average of 15 Hollywood Tans–manufactured standup booths that gilt pelts with high-performance bulbs, resulting in speedy tans. Since each location offers so many booths, no appointments are needed and clients are rarely asked to wait around or scrounge for scraps of sunlight. For a UV-free experience, the salons furnish their glow spas with Mystic Tan, a standup spray-tan booth that operates at four levels in less than a minute. To keep hides healthy, the shops stock their own brand of lotions, skincare products, and shower gels.
To ensure an even, streak-free tan, the technicians at Sun Mist Custom Spray Tanning manually apply an organic, paraben-free solution that gives skin a fresh-off-the-beach glow. Clients who opt for the faster-drying version of the tanning solution can shower in as little as 2-4 hours following their session. Each custom tan lasts up to 10 days with normal daily activities.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Automated Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Red Light facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial but can rejuvenate and reduce fine lines. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines detoxify the body, spray tan skin, massage muscles, and burn calories.
Planet Beach operates on a membership system where members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.