Kahuna Tanz Amarillo's spray-tan technician relies on expertise gleaned from the National Tanning Training Institute to help clients achieve a flawless golden façade. Each session begins with tanners disrobing to their level of comfort. The salon supplies a range of disposable undergarments that clients can don during treatments. Technicians then custom apply the bronzing mist to skin in 25-minute sessions, with an optional rapid-drying treatment that allows clients to hit the pool or return to work as a kraken trainer up to four hours earlier than with regular solution. Tans evolve throughout the next few hours, offering up to seven days of tan coverage sans streaks and orange hues. Kahuna Tanz Amarillo can also infuse tanning solutions with pineapple-scented, slimming, or anti-aging drops, as well as shimmer drops to prepare for the day when all communication will be performed by heliograph.
Question one of the seasoned staff members at Neon Sun Tanning Salon, and they might tell you about the time former Pussycat Dolls member Kaya Jones dropped by for a tan before her concert. Their private studio hums with powerful, professional beds and standup booths, bronzing torsos with warm rays of simulated sunlight.
Accomplished cosmetologist Nalini Patel helms her eponymous day spa, a technology-driven beauty center that earned the distinction of CityVoter's Best Day Spa in 2009. Genial employees use their indoor voices to welcome clients into the spacious, wood-floored spa, where private treatment rooms and manicure chairs shaped to resemble cupped hands promise a relaxing experience. Along with familiar day-spa offerings, skilled beauticians wield advanced prettifying technologies (among them, infrared wraps and micropigmentation hair simulation) to help clients achieve their desired appearance. Patel also applies permanent makeup, which reduces the duration of morning beauty routines and can convey a variety of emotions without intrusive mental effort.
Amazing Tans offers sunless tanning as well as a lineup of 17 UV tanning beds from brands such as Sun Angel and KBL to bronze bodies all year round. Each tanning bed keeps clients comfortable with features such as air conditioning, facial bulbs, and MP3/iPhone adapters that pump in personal playlists. Six levels of bed allow for varying intensities, and tanning lotions from labels including Luminary, Obsidian, and Sexy & Sweet further foster back-from-the-beach hues. Those who opt for a sunless spray tan step into a booth that harnesses the sun’s power in liquid form, without heating a glass of water to a bazillion degrees, and gently coats the skin in the sunless solution with automated airbrushes to produce a natural-looking tan for 7-10 days.
At her salon station in Banana Bush, Kacie Dearman calls upon her training to engineer either subtle or dramatic hair changes, depending on the client. With her arsenal of products and tools, she boosts smoothness with deep-conditioning treatments, simple trims, and microlink extensions. She also boasts an array of "crazy colors" at her disposal, which she uses to style the locks of men, women, and gorgons.
Hawaiian Tans gives clients plenty of options when it comes to achieving a bronzed glow. Four levels of tanning beds, including a high-pressure option, imbue skin with an even base tan, perfect to build upon at the beach. For a UV-free look that lasts 7–10 days, Hawaiian Tans' technicians also airbrush hues across skin.