At Sun Spa Salon, hairstylist Nicole Brungardt sculpts tresses into face-flattering shapes. Nicole is part of a team of seasoned stylists who primp tresses with haircuts and highlights, bronze skin with tanning booths, and keep their boutique stocked with handbags, flip-flops, jewelry, and animatronic doubles of their customers.
Ranging in power from a light sizzle to the concentrated energy of a thousand miniature suns, the eight tanning beds at Blazing Beds Tanning lend patrons sun-kissed color at the intensity of their choosing. Unlike a sweltering day on the beach or sitting in the kitchen with the oven on, patrons stay cool while getting color thanks to in-room air-conditioning. The center’s techs also embrace bulb-free tanning, misting skin with air-brush solutions customized to skin color and type. Patrons can supplement their unsun-worshipping sessions with accessories including bathing suits and lotions.
A tan can accomplish a lot for the skin: it can add a golden luster, highlight muscle tone, and even hide imperfections. The one thing it shouldn’t do, however, is damage skin. Experts such as Kim at Spray Tan California assist clients in protecting their skin and making it look the way they want it to look. Kim is an expert in sunless sprays, so she can custom apply two layers of safe, hypoallergenic, oil-free DHA sprays to skin to bring out a glowing color that stays for up to seven days. She can apply the color in just 15 minutes at her studio or remotely at a place of her client’s choosing—just not at the National Archives in front of the perfectly tan Declaration of Independence. With this process, she ensures that tan lines disappear in time for special occasions.
Totally Tanning knows that tanning services are not one size fits all. That's why its knowledgable staff offers a multitude of options. Four kinds of tanning beds bronze bodies at different intensity levels and include modern touches such as MP3 compatibility and aromatherapy. Those looking for a UV-free alternative can step into the Mystic Tan booth—where oscillating airbrushes coat bodies with aloe-vera-enriched tanning solution—or can enlist a spray technician for a custom airbrush-tanning session that uses solutions from Evolv and Infinity Sun.
It only takes seven minutes for Rockstar Tans’ tanning booths to successfully bronze clients. The super fast booths share salon space with Infinity Sun and Mystic Tan booths, both of which offer UV-free tans that can last up to 14 days. Flat-screen televisions hang on canary-hued walls inside the salon’s waiting room. Nearby, a complimentary Beauty Bar treats guests to water to keep them hydrated, deodorant to keep them fresh, and coffee to keep them energized enough to accept all the compliments their newly bronzed skin will get.