At Nautica Tan, the staff knows that darker skin isn't the only benefit of tanning. Clients also emerge more relaxed, and skin imperfections such as stretch marks and cellulite are hidden. Seven levels of UV beds coax melanin to skin surfaces, whereas spray tans give skin a sun-kissed glow without the sun or rubbing skin with a light bulb.
A three-time Best of Citysearch award winner, Eclipse Sunless Tanning offers a veritable cornucopia of skin-based treatments. Photo- rejuvenation therapy operates via a spectrum of visible, non-UV-based red light. Once patients step inside the stand-up chamber of the Ergoline Beauty Lounge, the 12-minute treatment commences, bombarding dermal layers with visible red-light wavelengths for potentially firmer, smoother skin. Initial results are thought to include a clearer, more radiant complexion, helpful during photo shoots, special events, and power outages. After several sessions, clients see a marked improvement in tint and clarity, with texture upgraded from "crinkle cut" to "regular french fry" on the skin/potato spectrum.
With a tan, you can instantly transform your look, shocking friends and enemies. You'll get a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing your skin to beach bullies or the slings and arrows of constant sand-castle sieges. For the spray option, The Tanning Spot's VersaSpa booth uses an aerosoled mixture of powdered sunshine to coat your body in a golden glow that becomes visible within a few hours. The application takes only a minute, and results last up to a week.
Glamour Glow’s airbrush technicians spray patrons with a custom organic tanning solution for a streak-free, golden hue. The accommodating staff also takes its equipment on the road, bronzing clients in the comfort of their own homes or while waiting their turn in traffic court.
Brushed Tanning's skilled skincare specialists bronze skins through custom spray-tanning services. Before the 10–30 minute spray session, a specialist examines the skin and custom mixes a solution based on each individual client's needs and skin tone. Bodies then receive a light misting of an organic brown-sugar-based solution, which works to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Approximately 8–10 hours later, soul carriages achieve a sun-kissed hue without the use of permanent markers or harmful UV rays. Newly tanned layers and feelings of superiority over the solar system can last for up to 14 days.
As 2009 Miss Houston USA Angy Torres knows, it doesn’t take a discriminating judge to spot the streaks of an imperfect spray tan. That’s why she counts herself among the many clients who trust Body Brushed, an airbrush-tanning studio whose trained professionals could fool even the sun with their golden, UV-free tans.
Body Brushed’s specialists carefully coat their clients' skin with a DHA-infused solution formulated to create a golden tan that can last for up to 10 days with regular moisturizing and proper maintenance. The studio’s in-office and mobile services aren’t limited to sunless tans; they can also customize bodies with airbrushed makeup, tattoos, and full tuxedos.
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 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.