Within a private chamber in Nob Hill, the team and high-tech equipment at Costa Del Sol Tanning help clients gild and streamline their guises. UV beds, both lie-down and standup, coax out melanin stores with four levels of lamp strength, and clients shunning the sun can enlist a staff member to custom-mist their pelt with an Infinity Sun hand piece. The airbrush system emits a fog of natural botanicals that resist streaking and discoloring, delivering a more natural-looking tan than even the freshest Crayola markers. Slim-it body wraps work to tighten, firm, and detoxify sagging skin with far-infrared heat and specialized creams.
Radical Tan totes the sun's rays indoors with its arsenal of UV beds and spray tans. High- and low-intensity tanning beds keep skin comfortable with breezy air conditioning as up to 56 powerful lamps imbue silhouettes with sun-kissed results that last longer than playing seven minutes in heaven with a nearby star. Meanwhile, spray tans abandon UV altogether by spritzing bodies with a nourishing bronzing mist, and detail-oriented beauty services, such as collagen-stimulation treatments, ensure every feature complements clients' ravishing new tans.
Electric Beach, a high-end tanning salon with an arsenal of quality high-pressure beds, stand-up booths, and spray-tanning chambers, offers customers a variety of tanning services. With a month of unlimited tanning, clients can slip into the beaming bosom of a Tanses T-32 bed or booth for skin-suffusing, with each session lasting 12 minutes. Lay-down and stand-up options are available, allowing horizontaholics and verticality junkies alike to enjoy the undulations of ultravioletry. Or opt for four sessions of Mystic Tan, sunlessly sheathing the skin in a tanning spray to produce results that last up to two weeks. The Mystic Tan solution ensures evenly distributed coloring that looks natural and is nearly impervious to the tyrannical assault of bathtub water.
Despite the sincerest efforts of herbologists everywhere, mani-pedis still do not grow on trees, only vines. For $45, today's side deal gets you a vine-ripened and moisturizing mani-pedi ($30 value)—plus a bed tanning session ($20) and $45 toward waxing—at San Francisco Sun in Cole Valley, for a total value of $95.
For more than 30 years, Always Tan Skin + Body's skilled staff of technicians has been devising its ever-changing menu of advanced spa treatments to restore stressed clients. The spa gets its name from a lineup of UV-centric tanning beds that gently bronze bodies in 12- to 20-minute sessions, but the staff of aestheticians and massage therapists run a full-service spa. Luxuriously heated massage tables cradle clients' cloth-draped bodies as certified therapists summon knots from the deepest layers of the muscular system with a variety of massage styles, including shiatsu and craniosacral. Though they specialize in therapeutic massages, the dexterous therapists easily adjust their kneads to accommodate clients' injuries, soreness, or migratory pancreases. To revive vivid or dull complexions, the spa administers microdermabrasions and custom facials backed by skincare lines such as DermaQuest, Image, and Le Mieux. Between treatments, clients can take a breather in the spa's quiet lounge, lined with black leather chairs and vibrant, lily-pad-themed paintings, while indulging in hot herbal teas and filtered mineral spring water harvested from the room's personal Niagara Falls–size waterfall.
Shimmer specializes in skin-based services for the discerning dermis. Today’s deal gives you the choice of targeting your surface elements with a UV-free spray tanning session, or subcutaneously with an infrared body wrap. Both auto-services are achieved without much help from human hands, although a skilled and friendly staff will be on hand to assist you at any time and answer questions ranging from “Am I doing this right?” to “Is it okay if I bring my pet squid in here with me?”