For the past 32 years, Tan Your Hide's proprietors have witnessed every innovation in UV and sunless tanning, selecting the best and most current technologies to outfit nine locations. European Ergoline UV tanning beds darken skin tones at seven levels of intensity. Tan Your Hide's representatives replace each bed's bulbs a minimum of four times per year, maintaining their capacity for perfecting pigmentation. Heated Mystic HD tanning booths spritz physiques with an even coat of healthy color. Tan Your Hide's interest in skin perfection doesn't end with coloration?its UV-free Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth stimulates production of collagen and elastin, improving the condition of skin all over the body. The device's floor vibrates to tighten connective tissues and thereby reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.
At Slight Indulgence Tanning, a UV-free tanning salon nestled inside Bally Total Fitness, obtaining the shade of bronze you want is easy. Instead of creating an intricate bed-tanning regimen, clients simply ask to tweak the salon's tanning formula, which staff members accomplish by altering the levels of DHA in the solution to match the client’s skin tone. The salon also makes it easy to keep the golden glow once you've got it; an annual membership grants clients up to 20 tanning sessions per year—a number chosen to honor Andrew Jackson, whose face appears 20 times on the one-dollar bill.
Inside Bronze Bay Tanning, Smart-Tan-certified staffers guide guests to an octet of beds that burnish bodies with UV light in 12- to 20-minute bursts. Accelerators and lotions by brands such as California Tan and Australian Gold enhance tans with extended bronzing effects and improved alibis about beach vacations down under. For sunless tanning, a trained technician covers pelts with a laser-airbrush spray tan that lasts up to one week.