Zen Bronze’s founders supply the look of sun-kissed skin year-round without requiring clients to sacrifice their epidermal health by absorbing harmful UV rays. Instead, the business marries beauty and skincare by misting clients with an organic, alcohol- and paraben-free formula that is never tested on animals or stuffed animals. An experienced airbrusher helms each session, accentuating bodily curves by showering pelts in formula sprayed from a handheld airbrush gun. Clients designate the degree of bronze they desire before one of Zen’s staffers pulls the appropriate solution to kindle a light, natural glow or shade in a deep, rich tan. The tanning formula reacts with skin’s underlying amino acids, which changes the skin's color more permanently than applying a dye or climbing inside a washing machine with a red T-shirt. Most clients report spritzed-on shades lasting up to a week or more, and Zen’s stock of all-natural tan extenders can prolong sunless results.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Tanfastic Tanning Center has helped people achieve their ideal levels of bronze in a cutting-edge and sanitary facility. Overseeing the diverse selection of tanning beds and lotions, the knowledgeable staff can answer any tan-related questions to ensure clients get healthy-looking color. To maintain the highest level of cleanliness, the staff sanitizes each bed before and after every use and declines all gifts baskets containing barbecue ribs.
If humans were shaped like perfect rectangles, tanning would be easy. But since human bodies consist of various curves and nooks, the team at Tropical Lights Tanning Salon has acquired ergonomic tanning beds with built-in facial bulbs. Custom airbrush tans also adapt to body shapes, with expert technicians bronzing clients evenly and naturally.
With its black walls, chrome décor, and streamlined furniture, Platinum Tanning’s ultramodern waiting room reflects a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of UV and sunless-tanning technology. This theme continues in the salon’s private rooms, which host standup and lie-down UV tanning beds—including the Montego Bay V56, the AutoBronzer, the S-Class, the P-90 Combo, and the advanced Alpha 6800—that infuse skin with a bright, sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze.
To keep skin looking the golden hue of King Midas’s morning toast, Platinum Tanning stocks its shelves with moisturizing and color-boosting products from top brands such as Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Devoted Creations. UV-free California Tan spray tanning imbues skin with one of three shades that can last up to seven days. To determine which tanning regimen is right for you, talk to the salon’s staff during a free consultation that accounts for your skin type and goals.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
At more than 140 locations across the country, tanners stand and Hollywood Tans delivers. Each salon has an average of 15 Hollywood Tans–manufactured standup booths that gilt pelts with high-performance bulbs, resulting in speedy tans. Since each location offers so many booths, no appointments are needed and clients are rarely asked to wait around or scrounge for scraps of sunlight. For a UV-free experience, the salons furnish their glow spas with Mystic Tan, a standup spray-tan booth that operates at four levels in less than a minute. To keep hides healthy, the shops stock their own brand of lotions, skincare products, and shower gels.