Bodyheat Tanning, with 23 locations spanning Nevada, gilds bodies with the help of tanning beds in five levels, sunless spray tanning, and custom airbrush tans. Patrons can recline in a Level 1 bed to build a base tan or stand up in a Level 3 bed to deepen their color. VersaSpa systems automatically mist bronze color onto skin in 60 seconds. No matter what kind of tans clients are looking for, tanning experts analyze skin types and goals to help them choose the lotions, equipment, and perfect crayon shades to fit their needs.
For tan-free options, infrared body wraps melt inches, and Hydration Stations combine radiant heat, steam, and vibrations to turn tight muscles into butter. Red-light beds from iRenew eschew tanning in favor of reducing acne and fine lines. Additionally, the salons dispense myriad tanning lotions, lip glosses, and house-paint swatches for easy skin-tone matching.
The talented team at Vanity Flair soothes and brightens sensitive skin with the chemical-free organic passion-fruit peel. Expert hands slather faces with the fruity potion to gently exfoliate skin, diminishing dullness and evening pigmentation without the use of harsh chemicals or biting liquid sass. Afterward, clients can observe the smoothness and softness of their newly freshened faces in the shiny leather of the waiting room’s sleek couches by burrowing their heads in between the cushions.
An extension of Edge Fitness, Edge Tanning helps exercisers and other visitors further fine-tune their bodies with a variety of tanning beds. Guests can lie in circular high-pressure beds or stand while they bronze in a VersaSpa sunless tanning booth.
Sunkissed Tanning Salon’s golden walls glow in the same color as the sun, but it’s the tanning beds that impart the bronze that patrons seek. Clients repose amid high- and low-pressure beds or step into Mystic booths, which rely on automatic nozzles to evenly spritz the body in UV-free color. The salon also houses red-light therapy equipment, which strengthens the skin’s elastin to firm wrinkles and shrink pore size.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A Contempo 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. 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.
With its standup booths, advanced spray-tanning equipment, and four levels of tanning beds, Sun Studio Tan brings the beach indoors—minus the sand and salty water, of course. The studio’s basic beds cultivate golden base tans in approximately 10 sessions; high-pressure Level 4 beds, on the other hand, get the job done so fast that there is hardly time to enjoy a few songs on the CD/MP3 stereo sound systems hooked up inside. Sun Studio Tan's bronzing emporium also hosts VersaSpa spray-tan booths for quick, UV-free tanning. The innovative system tans and hydrates skin in 60 seconds, or roughly the same amount of time it takes to jump in and out of a scalding-hot deep fryer.