A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach 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.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
Airbrush units sibilantly hiss and UV lights hum gently. Patrons, including several former pageant winners, wander among a range of beds, which dispatch bronzing beams to standing or horizontal guests. The electrically hued units have names like ETS Velocity and Sportarredo Extasy, all of them resembling something from a science-fiction film or a supercomputer?s yearbook. Xotic provides protective eyewear, and a range of beds in different levels allows patrons to customize their coloration. Specialists consult in private rooms, helping select the correct shade of spray-tan solution, which dries instantly and is almost completely odorless.
Ultra Tan's staff makes sure its clients maintain a healthy glow, year-round. They offer a variety of high-pressure tanning beds, as well as UV-free airbrush spray tanning. Customized to each client, spray tans are available in varying shades for a deep, streak-free, and even bronze. Ultra Tan also offers FDA-approved red light therapy, which can help reduce signs of aging, acne scarring, and too many years of hanging out under black lights.
Lifelong friends Teresa Fisher and Kaylyn Sisk took the most important risk of their lives together: they traded an eight-hour workday for an entrepreneurial path that would also allow them to spend more time with their loved ones. After doing extensive research, they combined their experience in the cosmetology and tanning industries and opened Tan 2 Glow, providing UV-free tanning. In addition to earning several certifications in the field, Teresa and Kaylyn also traveled to West Hollywood to train with Infinity Sun?a company whose tanning formulas are beloved by celebrities seeking everything from subtle tans for the red carpet to obvious tans for stealing all a room?s attention.
With their newfound knowledge, Teresa and Kaylyn started their business by offering mobile tans and tanning parties while working out of a sophisticated salon. Eventually, they opened their own studios in Fort Worth and Denton, where they now mist bodies with FDA-approved, all-natural, and paraben-free tanning solutions. In addition to one-time spray-downs, they also offer memberships and bridal packages. When they aren't bronzing bodies in-studio, Teresa and Kaylyn host spray-tan socials with gift bags that make the day special for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and solar eclipses.
Getting a spray tan can be a bit of a pain?traditional machines often make you bend your limbs into awkward positions to ensure even coverage and the spray-tan solution is always a bit cold. Bronze Envy Tan's Pura spray-tan booth makes the process more pleasant with its three spray heads, which evenly coat the body while clients stand in simple positions, and with its warm air comfort pass, which moves warm air around the booth the entire time.
Bronze Envy Tan also bronzes skin with its wide selection of brand-new tanning beds. And it helps clients extend their tan with moisturizer and shower gel from Pura and brown Sharpies that are perfect for minor touch-ups.