At Crave Sun & Spa, you can tan by the minute or by the month—different membership packages give guests free reign over the beds, which are named after tropical locales. After lounging inside beds such as the Jamaica, Rio, or Tahiti, clients can receive a relaxing massage or treat their skin to a clarifying facial treatment. The staff also offers nail care and waxing services as well as laser teeth whitening.
High Maintenance Salon tidies tattered body frames with a menu of titivating salon and spa services. The facial, which is customized according to skin type, pampers the place where smiles and winks live, offering it blends of berry, chocolate, pumpkin, and other treatments in exchange for a rejuvenated appearance; a microdermabrasion seals the procedure with a deep-reaching exfoliation.
With many locations throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
At Solar Beach Tanning, Hair, and Nails, a quartet of beauty professionals transform heads into stylish works of art, accomplishing everything from bridal updos to elaborate clipper-rendered designs. They also cut kids’ hair and apply extensions using Babe hair. As stylists do their thing, a nail tech buffs, polishes, and paints custom designs as massage therapists work out sinewy knots and tanning specialists oversee high- and low-pressure bed- and spray-tanning procedures. The team can also perform waxing treatments and apply contouring infrared body wraps.
Skin becomes a fashion accessory at Tanner's Paradise, where Smart Tan-certified technicians have transformed bodies with eye-catching color for more than a decade. The team can recommend a tan-accelerating lotion for your skin type, or steer you through their collection of seven UV machines, including a Soltron bed that emits aromatherapy scents and a Soltron standup booth powerful enough to deliver color in eight minutes. Their VersaSpa and Mystic spray booths both disguise skin flaws and make limbs look leaner without UV exposure or continuous x-ray imaging. Nail technicians and hairstylists are also on hand to crown digits and faces, helping them match newly gilded bodies.
Color of Beauty bronzes pallid pigmentation using a bevy of beach-shirking tanning beds, which battle blanched personas with the help of a qualified staff and their allies, UV rays. The salon offers a number of epidermal-brassing recourses—both lie-down and stand-up options are available, as well as beds both silent and sound-system-equipped. Build your color base during an 18-minute session in the Lumina C 30 bed ($7), or step into the X7 42 High Intensive bed for a 12-minute nap, after which you wake up handsomely tanned and 12 minutes older ($20). UV-free tanning is also available (starting at $30 a session), and a host of tanning products promise to prolong your asolar blush (lotions start at $30 per bottle).