Behind the hallway of silver-plated doors stand Tanning Image’s fleet of traditional and UV-free booths, each outfitted with their own private room. A trained staffer helps customers select the proper stand-up capsule, which can range in four levels of intensity and three levels of emotional support. The UV-free Mystic chamber’s automatic nozzles evenly spray skin surfaces in light, medium, or dark hues that replicate a sun-kissed glow for up to eight days. Tanning Image also houses a red-light-therapy chamber designed to firm skin by fueling underlying collagen production or stuffing cheeks with as many grapes as possible.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as seven minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. Voted "Favorite Tanning Salon in North Jersey" by an independent readers' poll in Suburban Trends magazine, Hollywood Tans of Riverdale can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Caribbean Beach Club’s tanning technicians provide services and access to equipment that negate their clients’ need to sit in the sun in order to obtain a natural glow. The studio's level one, two, or three tanning beds allow guests to brandish a UV-based glow in quick 15 to 20-minute sessions. For a UV-free tan, organic airbrush tanning services apply a darkening formula that mimics the look of a natural tan much better than self-applied creams or constant blushing. The staff also offers anti-aging red light therapy treatments, and stocks a variety of tanning lotions, jewelry, candles, and gifts.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Owned by Nicole Livaudais, Tanique has provided customers with nail services and a golden hue year-round for the past decade. Hands can be dolled-up during manicures that are finished with a traditional polish or LCN UV Gel nails, which are durable high-grade plastic tips that can withstand constant hand washing and catfish noodling. Meanwhile, Smart Tan-certified staffers are always on hand to advise guests on each bed’s functions and Livaudais offers private consultations. Whether visitors are looking to build a base tan or to reach new levels of bronze, the salon offers an array of advanced UV equipment. Tanique offers Sundash Pro, Ambition Turbo, and Silver Bullet lay-down beds, as well as Starship Ultra standup booths–all of which come with cooling devices and high-powered bulbs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Organic Airbrush Custom Blend Tan
Brands Used: Minkys eyelash extensions
Pro Tip: Please come showered, shaved and or exfoliated. No make up.