Honey isn't just for making tea drinkable for bears. It's used by Bronze Body Tanning's licensed aesthetician in her soft wax—part of her technique for Brazilian waxes. The salon's staff can also give bodies honey hues with tanning services.
At Sunsation Tanning, every member of the Smart Tan–certified staff can strategize tanning plans to achieve each client’s envisioned hue. In the salon's arsenal, a fleet of 15 tanning beds joins forces with a full stock of lotions, color accelerators, and after-care products. The meticulous studio also houses a Mystic Tan spray-tanning booth and airbrush-tanning equipment that can be mobilized for clients with tight schedules or living statues who need an emergency touchup.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
Cool blue walls stretch toward exposed beams in Element Tanning's lofty ceiling, lending its interior a contemporary, urban feel. Tucked within the welcoming environment, an impressive lineup of UV beds—including standard and standup models—waits to alter epidermal hues. A high-pressure Level 10 Magic 636 darkens pelts with a UVB rate of only 1%, and the Level 4 KBL America 6900 suffuses physiques with aromatherapy, air conditioning, and a mist breeze. UV-free color transformations transpire within Element's automated Mystic tan booth, which provides quick, streak-free bronzing sans attempts at bear-hugging the sun. Open seven days a week, Element keeps the tanning lights aglow until 9 p.m. on weekdays.
Sierra Tan’s spray-tan artists mist hides with an all-organic, sugar-based tanning solution that’s free of side effects and lasts up to eight days. Tanning techs perform full-body tanning sessions, as well as tanning parties for groups of three or more.
Kim Engelke came onto the beauty scene in 2008 as an independent makeup artist. Since then, she’s devoted herself to enhancing more than skin with wellness services: she picked up a certification in medical massage and is on her way to becoming a classical Pilates instructor. Now stationed in a private and tranquil room at Mind Body & Pilates, Kim gifts clients with all facets of her expertise. She relieves pain with multiple massage modalities, removes unwanted hair, and applies makeup to enhance beauty for fancy parties or police lineups.