With pistachio-green walls, separate tanning rooms, and a staff certified by the National Tanning Training Institute, Jamaica Tan provides quality bronzing in a laid-back atmosphere. Besides gilding bods in souped-up tanning beds, the staff boasts artful spray tanners and a level of knowledge in the field rivaled only by the sun itself, or the sun's son, Bob.
Xclusive Tan’s epidermal artists transform physiques into heavenly bodies with a host of skin-rejuvenation and tanning services. During three RenuvaSkin sessions, visitors stand on a vibrating platform and revel in head-to-toe crimson LED beams. The combination of motive and spectral stimuli aims to bolster muscle tone and circulation, tighten lax elastin, and spur collagen production and boost morale within fibroblast factories. Soul-cage surfaces typically attain noticeable softening after each 12-minute procedure, but repeated exposure can assuage pigmentation problems and shake accumulated wrinkles out of vintage birthday suits.
Since 1996, the staff at The Sun Oasis Tanning Center has cultivated radiant skin through light therapy and a collection of skincare products. The team members have earned certifications from the American Tanning Institute, which enables them to offer visitors five levels of UV tanning and explain how different types of light can infuse tans with red, gold, or political undertones. Each staff member also bears a certification in Norvell spray tanning, and can reveal the chemical alchemy behind a sunless glow as they airbrush on bronzer. The center stocks lotions to develop and deepen color—such as paraben-free tonics from Swedish Beauty and the aloe-enriched Love DS line from Designer Skin—as well as makeup and products for general skin maintenance. During the winter, the staff welcomes guests to the center for an extra hour five days a week in response to shorter days and homes occupied by hibernating bears.
Under the guidance of M. Azhar Ali, M.D., Âmae Plastic Surgery Center offers a broad array of cosmetic services. A wrinkle-repelling Botox injection can oust crow's-feet and minotaur hooves from around the eyes, decrease creases in the forehead, and smooth out pleats between the eyes, with results lasting up to four months. The DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates skin and stimulates collagen production for a younger, silkier look, with an Azu-Zinc soothing mask applied afterward to reduce the irritation and facial redness that often causes humans to unwittingly antagonize feisty bulls.
Family-owned and -operated, Hot Skinz Tanning eschews the impersonal feel of big chain tanning salons for services tailored to each client. Skilled tanning techs evaluate skin tone and make recommendations based on your desired shade. Among the salon's tanning equipment, level-three bronzer beds can help you get a base tan or touch up a healthy glow. The team also darkens skin with sunless DHA ingredients, customizing a tan as unique as a snowflake's fingerprint.
During the 15-minute spray tanning, a Smart Tan–certified staff member aims airbrushing guns with fine- and wide-point nozzles at clients to coat nooks, crannies, and plains of skinscapes with an even, healthy hue ($39.99). Select from one of Body Bronze Tanning's four levels of UV tanning ($15+ / month for unlimited memberships), which invite customers to laze on Matrix L33 beds with the platinum level or perform a solo rendition of the YMCA in the silver level's stand-up Sundash 252 Radius booth. High-end tanning lotions, such as Devoted Creations' Hybrid ($25) or Flex ($25), moisturize skin as clients marinate in warm rays, much like Easter hams left on a neighbor's stoop.