If humans were shaped like perfect rectangles, tanning would be easy. But since human bodies consist of various curves and nooks, the team at Tropical Lights Tanning Salon has acquired ergonomic tanning beds with built-in facial bulbs. Custom airbrush tans also adapt to body shapes, with expert technicians bronzing clients evenly and naturally.
The staff at Tan Factory bronzes their clients’ birthday suits with UV-free airbrush tanning for the entire body, enlisting the manmade sunshine found in California Tan products. During the 20-minute sessions, tanning technicians slather hides in sun-kissed hues that can last from 7–10 days or until clients tumble into a vat of Liquid Paper. Tan Factory continuously seeks out current technology and supplements its spray applications with lotions from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty. Tanning mavens recommend exfoliating beforehand and wearing loose clothing to the sessions, and recommends that customers avoid any moisturizers, fragrances, and laser-light shows on the day of the treatments.
With multiple levels of bronzing beds and customized spray tanning, House of Tan casts a golden glow on skin of all types and tones. UV-shy hue hunters can opt for a custom spray-tanning session, during which a friendly chromagician mists the skin with an even bronze layer of a DHA cosmetic formula. The manually delivered technique provides each individual with a seamless glow, sans streaks, orange tints, or conspicuous lipstick marks from the amorous sun’s kisses.
Visitors to Solar Escape Tanning Lounge are granted a natural golden glow courtesy of one of many tanning beds and booths. The tanning spa’s collection of skin-enlivening equipment includes Matrix tanning beds with MP3-player compatibility, products by Devoted Creations and sunless products by Norvell.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
It is easy to turn plants into a salad, but it is harder to turn them into a natural-looking tan. Shade Organic Spa & Salon, named a top spray-tanning salon by TimeOut New York, Citysearch and CBS New York, does exactly that, though, bronzing physiques with signature organic spray tans that glow and fade evenly. The focus on natural beauty products doesn’t end there, though—it permeates the entire aesthetic center.
Shade Organic Spa & Salon’s facials, which each begin with a personal skin analysis, often incorporate Manuka honey masks that improve cell regeneration, or masks crafted from seaweed and geothermal clay. Body treatments also draw on organic ingredients that moisturize dry skin and slim physiques, a process that was historically only possible by squeezing into an hourglass. A Goldwell color bar, professional makeup applications, waxing, and tension-relieving massages round out the center’s suite of aesthetic services. Every other week, a beauty advisor from Shade Organic Spa & Salon dishes beauty tips on the Telemundo New York morning show.
With its black walls, chrome décor, and streamlined furniture, Platinum Tanning’s ultramodern waiting room reflects a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of UV and sunless-tanning technology. This theme continues in the salon’s private rooms, which host standup and lie-down UV tanning beds—including the Montego Bay V56, the AutoBronzer, the S-Class, the P-90 Combo, and the advanced Alpha 6800—that infuse skin with a bright, sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze.
To keep skin looking the golden hue of King Midas’s morning toast, Platinum Tanning stocks its shelves with moisturizing and color-boosting products from top brands such as Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Devoted Creations. UV-free California Tan spray tanning imbues skin with one of three shades that can last up to seven days. To determine which tanning regimen is right for you, talk to the salon’s staff during a free consultation that accounts for your skin type and goals.