Bright blue and red lights radiate from a collection of tanning booths in the back of Solea Tanning & Beauty Lounge, bathing private rooms in technicolor tones. The front holds equally colorful couches and a unique wavy desk, designed to both catch the eye and firmly remind guests not to sit on it. This well-thought-out decor emits an air of confidence and beauty—the very same traits that the salon aims to instill in its clients through services such as facials, cellulite removal, and tanning.
At Spa 3067, talented spa specialists forge smooth skin and illuminated images with a flock of refreshing skin, nail, and waxing services. Like stripping an old floor to reveal the beautiful ice rink beneath, the 30-minute PCA chemical peel for the face uses hydroquinone and resorcinol to help create a smoother texture, fewer blemishes, and a firmer appearance, with results appearing within 5–7 days. Alternately, faces can be scrubbed and resuscitated with a thoroughly cleansing facial and the scintillating diamond crystal spray of a microdermabrasion treatment, which removes the outermost layer of skin to help reveal a face that's smooth, rejuvenated, and the perfect surface for building a Jenga tower. The spa is also skilled in oncology aesthetics, making an alluring appearance attainable for face aficionados no matter their condition.
The airbrush artists of Golden Mobile Spray Tan use their special airbrush-tanning equipment to create masterworks of healthy, radiant, muscle-tone-enhancing color on clients from head to toe. The spray techs arrive to patrons' chosen destinations in Hartford or Middlesex Counties and beyond, ready to glaze bodies with UV-free color in preparation for big events, photo ops, and bikini-clad excursions. Techs adjust the color of the organic, botanical solution that can be customized to clients’ skin shade and desired depth of tan.
For first-time tanners, a skin type analysis helps determine what level of glow suits their natural complexions best. Airbrush artists enhance appointments with comfort-focused details, including hair caps, feet protectors, and a privacy pop-up tent to ensure sprays bronze skin and not furniture. Once applied, spray tans develop within five hours to a radiant glow that doesn't require an honorary degree from a lightning-bug university.
One of Florida's premier tanning salons, Sunsets Tanning employs a Smart Tan–certified staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and a variety of skin tone-tweaking tactics to coat clients in an even, eye-pleasing, natural-looking hue. Choose between the following epidermal options:
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The reflections of fluorescent lights sparkle off glossy floors at Electric Sun Tanning Salons, but the vibrant interior is not the space's most notable use of light. The salon boasts a fleet of tanning beds with five different levels of bronzing intensity for tanners of all complexions. For a UV-free alternative, guests can enter the standup booth of the VersaSpa spray-tanning system, which coats bodies in an even, natural-looking tan.