Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
OC Tan 2 U customizes its all-natural spray solution according to each client's skin tone before artfully applying it via airbrush. The clean, comfortable synthetic-sun specialty shop employs its unique airbrush formula that adapts to skin, resulting in a natural, non-orange tan that disguises the body's blemishes and irregularities. The spray session takes about 15 minutes, and the tan lasts up to two weeks depending on skin quality, care, and exposure to sandblasters.
Although Tan at the Islands’s name suggests that clients leaving the salon are heading home from the beach, they might be better off heading toward one—they’re likely to be not only tanner but also slimmer and smoother skinned. Inside the salon’s private tanning rooms lie four levels of state-of-the-art, high-pressure Sun Ergoline UV beds, which vary in number of bulbs so that clients can speed up the tanning process without wasting a wish they earned from a grateful flounder. Airbrush equipment outfits skin in a mist customized to each patron’s skin tone, and Mystic spray-tanning booths alternate tanning sprays and drying gusts to lend skin a seamless bronze for up to 10 days. Skin also benefits from red-light therapy, which is said to boost collagen production. Clothes and accessories from brands such as Lucky and True Religion line the walls of the salon’s boutique, enabling customers to don beachwear that shows off newly golden skin tones the way people taunting 7-Eleven security cameras show off newly blue tongues.
The bronzing specialists at Hollywood Tans render skin suits fashionable regardless of season with a combination of UV beds and UV-free spray tans. During Mystic Tan sessions, an automated spray booth canvasses bodies with micromists of bronzers, moisturizers, and DHA, giving skin a natural-looking tan that wearers can flaunt for up to seven days. Alternatively, skin owners can darken their pelts with simulated sunbeams in standup UV-tanning booths. The three-star booth motivates melanin production, imbuing dermises with a golden glow typically reserved for Zeus’s arm-wrestling-trophy case.
Salon Soleil’s futuristic beds envelope clients in a russet glow while maximizing comfort and safety. Entry-level bronze-lovers can unwind on the acrylic sheets of the low-pressure Solaris 442 as stereo speakers pipe in soothing audio and administer informal hearing tests. The medium-pressure Advantage 400 and high-pressure Matrix Glammy eradicate pallor with deeper, long-lasting tans, and the Super Cyclone stand-up bed employs hue-boosting rays in brisk, eight-minute sessions. For patrons who desire trophy-winning skin sans UV exposure, Salon Soleil’s red-bulb-rejuvenation therapy works to create clearer, tighter, and less wrinkled-looking exteriors without surgery, injections, lasers, or trick mirrors.
Wake Up Beautiful's tanning technicians bronzify bodies with custom airbrush tans. The fragrance-free serum whisks evenly across epidermises, imbuing skin with a sun-smooched sheen in 15 minutes, or about the time it takes to cartwheel to a neighbor's house. Clients can opt for a full-body tan or receive an application in certain areas, and in both cases get natural-looking results⎯no orange streaking or patches on knees or elbows. The quick-finish formula dries in 10 minutes and leaves bodies brightened for up to seven days. Before or after their appointment guests can read a magazine or pretend to read a magazine in the art deco beauty lounge draped in black fuzzy carpets, ebony lacquer, and bright pink accents.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.