Open 24 hours a day, XSport Fitness gilds pallid patrons with sunless Mystic Tan at the Falls Church location and VersaSpa systems at the Alexandria location as well as regularly re-lamped UV beds. With Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tan sessions, unstained patrons stand in private booths while a moisturizing mist sweeps over the skin, bestowing the body with the healthy golden glow of a Spanish doubloon polished up for a night on the town. In about two minutes, airbrushes apply a natural tone that can be customized according to body size, skin type, and desired color. The formula imbues epidermises with bronze, line-free tans without the hassle of spending all summer loitering around sandcastle hard-hat zones.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic airbrush tanning
Brands Used: Norvell, Hempz
Pro Tip: When the beach is out of reach. This is the place to get your all natural glow.
Bella Pelle by Elise cultivates clients’ outer beauty with a variety of salon and spa services. Touch up wandering eyebrows or eradicate runaway Santa beards with a facial waxing session, conducted by the experienced hands of a Bella Pelle aesthetician. Customers can brandish a silky kisser with lip waxing ($8), reveal a down-free face with cheek waxing ($14), or tame overgrown eyebrows with a reshaping and tweezing ($22).
The bronzing team at Sharper Image Tanning helps to cultivate sun-kissed skin with custom tans. Those whose flat-screen TVs fail to create quality at-home tans can imbue their epidermises with added glow during the sunless, UV-free session. After friendly staff members escort tan-seekers to private rooms, customers stand and splay arms while a bottled solution evenly coats the body, sweeping from side to side until it reaches the desired level of darkness.