Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients? tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin?s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios?s chariot within 46 seconds.
There are some sure warning signs that hair is poorly maintained, such as split ends, dandruff, or your bangs leaving passive-aggressive Post-it notes on your forehead. Whatever the case, the skilled stylists at Beauty Lounge East can improve hair to human interaction with specialty styling services. Guests can request layers to flatter features or a new custom color to fit the season. The salon also offers microdermabrasion treatments to help nix wrinkles and other fine lines.
The staffers at Posh Tanning Studio unveil three levels of UV tanning booths that transform dull complexions into bronzed, glowing facades. These luminous vessels allow clients to stand up or lie down while they absorb warm rays. Prior to emerging from tanning beds, guests can nourish their pores with lotions by Designer Skin, Australian Gold, and Swedish Beauty, nourishing their pores with vitamins, silicone emulsions, and bronzing systems. In addition to one-time tanning sessions, the studio also offers multi-session packages and unlimited plans that further prove the sun is obsolete.
Group fitness classes and personal trainers are only a small sliver of the amenities at Elite Fitness. The gym also offers childcare services and a children?s dance studio so parents can work out worry-free. Tanning beds, meanwhile, allow guests to highlight contours and show off the hard work they've been doing on machines by Precor, Cybex, and Powertech, while a smoothie bar, salon, and massage studio await to refuel and refresh bodies post-workout. And, of course, the facility boasts immaculately maintained locker rooms where guests can shower (towels provided) and change back into their everyday clothes or hot dog suits before heading home.
Named for the Hawaiian word meaning "the beautiful one," Kanani Salon strives to prettify clients with sundry salon services. The hairstylists apply products from Schwarzkopf and Neuma while trimming, coloring, and styling locks. Nail technicians, meanwhile, prink fingers and use OPI lacquer to paint tiny likenesses of the always-colorful cafeteria from Saved by the Bell across all 10 nails.