Sunlight, infrared light, and red light illuminate the spa-like interior of UltraTanz. After meeting with a certified tanning consultant, guests can step into one of their spacious, private spa rooms. Here, a spray or UV tanning system, hooked up to the sun with an invisible cable, awaits the chance to gold-plate exteriors. Alternately, the Mystic Tan HD booth airbrushes a sun-free tanning solution, while stand-up, lie-down, and leg-only ultraviolet beds bronze with varying degrees of "pressure," or intensity. During sessions, air conditioners and misting bottles keep things cool and comfortable, while complimentary bottles of juice and water keep guests hydrated. But UV light isn't the only thing glowing at UltraTanz?the Formostar infrared body wrap aims to detoxify and slim, the red light therapy bed is designed to smooth scar tissue and skin damage, and the Galvanic facial system imparts a toned glow of its own by softening fine lines.
At Covered Boutique, shoppers don a selection of chic, colorful clothing suitable for all seasons, from flattering jackets and cozy sweaters to flowy and wrap dresses. Guests decorate themselves in adorable blouses and cocktail dresses, accented with chunky jewelry and necklaces for nights on the town, or glittery clutch purses for Mardi Gras balls.
Planet Beach Automated Spa takes the hassle out of planning a spa day. Each location's staff runs smooth as clockwork and takes the guesswork out of scheduling a service by breaking the spa's treatments down into three categories: Relax, Renew, and Glow. Once clients choose a path, they can explore Relax treatments including massages and sessions with a personal oxygen bar, Renew services such as anti-aging facials or teeth-whitening treatments, or Glow services including UV-free spray tanning or traditional tanning beds for color more natural than a granola bar made from the seeds of tree huggers.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach 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 Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that 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.
Southern Sun-Sations Tanning's Smart Tan–certified employees boast the expertise and equipment necessary to match clients with the best approach to meet their tanning needs. The regular-strength Puretan bed beams UV rays from 36 100-watt lamps to coax melanin to the surface of the skin, and high-performance standup units evenly gild bodies in 10 minutes without pressure points caused by lying down or thinking too hard. Spray tans eschew warm wavelengths and infuse the skin with a sun-kissed tone delivered by a technician's steady hand.