The salon’s knowledgeable staff is passionate about helping their guests look younger, slimmer, and beach-ready by providing a cache of beautifying services. When technicians aren’t helping guests choose between Mystic Tan spray booths and three levels of UV tanning beds, they kick-start red-light therapy facial treatments that help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Specialized Formostar infrared body wraps with heated silicone bandages help the body break down stored fat and sweat out toxins with the goal of smoothing out cellulite and reshaping physiques to eventually mimic the silhouettes of hourglasses or barometers.
Upon entering Abaco Tan & Nails, customers choose from a selection of six standup and lie-down tanning beds. They may customize their sessions with a variety of stencils and lotions designed to do everything from fight acne to cool skin. One of the beds even fights the aesthetic signs of aging, including wrinkles, blemishes, and Angela Lansbury–tattoos, with doses of red-light therapy. The salon's spray-tanning technician also coats bodies with UV-free color in a much more precise and personalized fashion than booths.
Erase all fears of turning into an orange from a spray tan. Shameless Shimmer’s spray tans leave clients’ skin glowing, and not in the orange-y way. Spray-tanning specialists travel to customers’ homes, offices, and other locales, providing convenient spray tans. Bronze glows last anywhere from five to seven days. The staff at Shameless Shimmer can dispense helpful advice on how to make the most out of tans by keeping skin as moisturized as it is glowing.
Jennifer Cherry, owner of Hot Bodies USA, has stocked her 1,300-square-foot salon with Encore and Ovation tanning beds. Alternatively, customers can supplement their UV tans in the Magic Tan spray booth, which features a bronzing formula that makes physiques look similarly beachy without the need for using UV rays or hanging out only with ghosts. The shop also stocks bronzers to enhance the work of its makeshift suns and provides additional beautifying services including lash enhancement.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. A week atop the glowing Velocity high-pressure bed keeps skin bronze three to four times longer than basic beds (a $25 value per session) and the Mystic Tan sprays skeletal wrappers with a one-week luster. Complete the corporeal overhaul with three 20-minute Luminous photofacials, which employ an army of gels, lights, and tiny Shetland ponies to renew collagen growth and firm skin.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.