Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
Lydia Forshee has the key to a healthy, youthful complexion. As the owner and operator of Lydia Skincare Spa, she helps clients balance their skin's oil and moisture levels to achieve radiant skin. Along with her custom facials, such as vitamin-C and oxygen-infused facials, she pampers clients with full-body treatments that include a dry-brushed organic sugar scrub and moisturizer. Face and body waxing are also available.
Around the spiral staircase inside Great Day Massage, subdued decor and soft music relax patrons as licensed staff members perform massages, facials, and manicures. Clients who want the works can fly solo with a spa package, or host their own spa parties with custom treatments, catered meals, and mandatory terry-cloth gowns.