Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Slick Rock's team of pigment-tinting professionals use high-end products and equipment to enliven dull complexions. A session in the high-pressure Open Sun 1050 bed can darken skin tones in as little as one visit, and produces results that can last up to three times longer than tans gleaned from conventional beds or supermarket display lights. Though high-pressure beds reduce burning risks for the fairest of skin, Slick Rock's system of Norvell sunless tans eschews UV rays altogether. During a 15-minute sunless spray, a trained technician hand-mists clients with one of three customizable solutions that swap the beams of a yellow dwarf star for a safe, sugar-derived compound. Spray tans last five to seven days, depending on color upkeep.
SunSational Tanning provides bronze seekers with one Mystic Tan spray-tan booth and 14 tanning beds in a 3,500-square-foot tanning salon. Tanners can step into a standup Mystic Tan spray-tan booth, where a mechanical airbrush travels from head to pinky toe, spritzing the body with a custom sunless formulation that results in a deep, long-lasting bronze that can't be bought in a pawn shop. Clients can also opt for Sudatonic infrared body wraps that promote weightless, red light therapy that stimulates collagen production in the skin, and UV tanning beds. The tanning salon also features a coffee house that serves gourmet coffee and offers free WiFi so customers can research next season's tanning trends. The shop sports a merchandise section that includes apparel and skin care products from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold.
Toucan Tan Resort & Spa invites weary patrons to a two-hour excursion to paradise amid coconut-scented private tanning suites and the tension-melting vinyl of a massage table. Reggae music croons in the background as guests sip from private-label water bottles and decide whether to bronze in tanning booths, via spray tanning, or during extended power walks through the desert. The Deluxe tanning suite envelops recumbent guests in 3,600 watts of sun-replicating rays on a comfortable, well-maintained bed. Spray-on tans impart a radiant glow without ultraviolet light by employing an organic, aloe-based DHA solution. Derived from sugar cane, the hand-administered concoctions react with amino acids in the skin to produce an orange-free bronze that lasts up to five days with proper moisturizing and avoidance of long baths in Sunny D.
At Hair Design at Sunny Buns, a lineup of seven trained stylists pampers patrons' tresses in a freshly revamped beauty haven. Clients kick back as hair-whisperers suds-up scalps with a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates parched strands before scissors shear away dead-ends and sculpt locks into a replica of a favored bonsai tree. Edit Mother Nature's palette selection with all-over color or add a sun-kissed glow to pale strands with a partial highlight. Meanwhile, special occasion updos ready manes for a night on the town, and basic perms add waves alluring enough to entangle the most nomadic surfer posses.
Oceanic blue and turquoise walls and vintage surfboards evoke a beachy feel inside Montego Bay Tanning Co. The airy salon houses private rooms with Wolff, SunStar, StarPower, and Ultra Bronze beds that work to tan clients without the fuss of spending all day outside under the sweltering sun. Montego Bay also houses a standup booth and even a leg tanner. For folks that prefer a UV-free glow, spray tans offer a natural look without any streaks or crop circles left on the body.