The Spa of Pravana pairs its popular tanning services with spa treatments to help clients look and feel great. Visitors can use one of the spa's UV-tanning beds for a sun-kissed glow in as little as 8 minutes or step into a Mystic Tan standup booth for some quick spray-on color. Airbrush technicians are also available in the spa or on location to give clients a sunless tan with an FDA-approved solution instead of prune juice. Pravana also enlists the help of a board-certified doctor, licensed aesthetician, and certified massage therapist, so clients can supplement their freshly tanned physiques with youthful complexions, clear and soft skin, or relaxed muscles.
Voted Best Tanning Salon on the Wake Weekly's 2011 Best of the Best list, Ohana Tanning Salon's staff airbrushes bodies with radiant hues from brands such as Australian Gold, while Level 1 beds let tanners recalibrate skin hues in 20-minute sessions. Before beginning precision sprays, technicians position patrons to ensure even coverage and blend colors to suit individual skin types, then fit skins with golden coats that last for up to 10 days or three dips in the neighborhood acid bath. Alternatively, customers can slip into a Level 1 tanning bed at regular intervals throughout the month, building up an appealing bronze hue.
Aloha Tan employs modern bronzing technology to attractively conceal the pallor of pasty clients. Guests undergo a month’s worth of photo-skinthesis, spending up to 10 minutes at a time in basking in the rays of an Ovation high-pressure bed to give epidermises a sun-kissed glow.
In the comfort of their own homes, clients transform from pale to tan thanks to Fully Bronzed’s traveling cadre of trained tanners. The staff arrives equipped with the Infinity Sun spray tanning system, which atomizes lotions blended with anti-oxidants and botanicals into a fine mist. In a pop-up tent that keeps any debris entirely contained and prevents a jealous sun from barging in, the staff mists the body during 15-30-minute sessions that leave the body glowing with a dark, natural looking tan.
Total Tan presents guests with a wide array of tanning options, from Level 2 and Level 3 tanning beds or a standup booth, to UV-free custom spray tans with Norvell products. Tanning lotions and accessories keep bodies looking bronzed post-tan, and UV teeth-whitening treatments brighten smiles.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.