Anytime Tan Tanning Club first powered up its trio of German-made tanning beds in September, 1985, during the peak of the decade’s indoor-tanning boom. But just as bulky car phones and shoulder pads have faded away in the years that followed, Anytime Tan Tanning Club has stayed on top of trends by acquiring the latest equipment for its eight area locations.
The staff members at each location can pair clients with all manner of machines, from powerful Ergoline beds and booths to innovative sunless-tanning solutions from VersaSpa. For added vanity, most of the salon’s locations offer professional teeth-whitening services. And the Robinson location even provides Evolv sunless tanning and innovative red-light therapy, which aims to diminish signs of aging or the fact that someone enjoys napping on pizzas.
The stylists at Identity cut, condition, and color the hair of women, men, and children using products from Aquage, Kenra Professional, and Matrix Professional Haircare & Color. The studio also houses a team of aestheticians who groom nails and wax unwanted hair. Appointed with ornately patterned furnishings and recent issues of hairstyling and Highlights magazines, the waiting area lets guests lounge before and after their appointments.
Bronzed takes pride in the fact that it's “not your mother’s tanning salon.” Instead, the staff embraces its modern edge and makes every effort to stay on the forefront of the tanning industry. Three levels of tanning beds sit in private treatment rooms and emit low levels of UVB rays. Experienced technicians also stand at the ready to tan those who prefer a completely UV-free bronzing. After consulting with clients, they coat skin in a custom shade of spray-tan solution that best fits each individuals’ skin tone.
At the clean and colorful Bahama Breeze Tanning Salon, owner Sara Levine focuses on giving clients a comfortable, speedy tanning experience. Her equipment includes top-of-the-line Sun Ergoline machines—five levels of standup or lie-down UV tanning with internal cooling systems—as well as a Mystic Tan spray-tan booth that mists skin with natural-looking color in seconds. Levine's team changes out the tanning bulbs before the manufacturer-recommended time period so that each client has an optimal session. They also stock lotions from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty in the reception area, where the black-and-white animal-print chairs bring to mind sleeping zebras or meditating referees.
Jennifer Scampone helms her styling chair with the authority of a veteran stylist, but she approaches each hairstyle with the flexibility of an artist. Her technical chops and fashion savvy can be traced back to the 12 years she’s spent in the beauty industry. Jennifer specializes in curly hair, but her talents transcend any one style. She answers her clients’ requests with professional and artistic instinct, creating a look that complements each client’s personal style like a kazoo complements a gym teacher’s descent into madness. Working inside Stephanie’s Hairstyling, Jennifer and her colleagues use Rusk products during all their hair services, and also offer nailcare and waxing.
The staff members at Hollywood Tans guide their customers to the best tanning options for their skin types with a variety of booth and bulb intensities and their own specialized line of indoor tanning lotions. In addition to the high-performance stand-up tanning booths, they also offer UV-free tanning options powered by Mystic Tan.