The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.
Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
Aestheticians at Vitality Skin Care coax forth deep exhalations, drawing upon Epicurean Discovery's line of natural skincare products to tailor facials and body treatments to individual needs. Cosmetologists work amid racks of Glo Mineral makeup, jane iredale products, and paraffin wax for soothing hands and faking the royal seal on field-trip permission slips. Meanwhile, massage therapists call upon aromatherapy and various modalities to mend aching muscles and balance internal energies, and Infinity Sun airbrush-tan units slip silently across skin.
Nestled between serene coastlines and redwood forests, Tradewinds Tanning & Day Spa houses a team of aestheticians and massage therapists that enthusiastically welcomes customers to relax and partake in various treatments. Numerous facials rejuvenate skin, and waxes remove unwanted body hair. Utilizing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point, massage therapists aim to relieve muscular tension and stress from thinking about one’s perpetually-burning backyard tire fire. Tanning beds in five different varieties are also available, and infrared body wraps aim to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
As their name makes clear, Tan aids its patrons in achieving a sun-kissed glow. A fleet of tanning beds, as well as the VersaSpa spray tan system, help to make skin beach-ready, while certified airbrush technicians use organic solutions to provide both color and contour.
Winner of Best Tanning Salon on the Central Coast, Sahara Sun Tanning certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to treating clients to bronzed skin. In its nearly 30 years as a business, the tanning salon has kept up with the changing trends of the tanning industry, offering standup beds, tanning with high-pressure bulbs, and high-quality Mystic spray tans. But that's not all it does. The beauty hot spot also fills its sunny space with boutique clothing in the form of flowy tops and cozy sweaters.