Armed with the knowledge that every person’s skin is different, the staff at The Hot Spot Tanning offers clients access to a range of UV-and sunless-tanning methods that suit many skin types. The salon features five tiers of Level 1–5 UV, the latter of which build upon the basics of Level 1 beds by adding in amenities such as cooling fans and pressurized bulbs for faster, burn-reducing results. Staff members also accommodate the needs of clients who prefer UV-free methods with automated VersaSpa spray-tan booths, which dispense a pigmented mist to create a head-to-toe tan in 48 seconds.
The salon’s knowledgeable staff is passionate about helping their guests look younger, slimmer, and beach-ready by providing a cache of beautifying services. When technicians aren’t helping guests choose between Mystic Tan spray booths and three levels of UV tanning beds, they kick-start red-light therapy facial treatments that help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Specialized Formostar infrared body wraps with heated silicone bandages help the body break down stored fat and sweat out toxins with the goal of smoothing out cellulite and reshaping physiques to eventually mimic the silhouettes of hourglasses or barometers.
Although there may not be a medical professional at Tan Doctor, its staff is filled with experts. The salon is Smart Tan certified, so its staff members can guide clients to their best tanning options. Tan Doctor houses various levels of tanning beds and booths, which use a combination of 95% UVA rays and 5% UVB rays to bronze clients. Alternatively, the salon's UV-free Mystic Tan booth covers bodies with a skin-darkening formula that dries without unsightly streaks or crop circles.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.
Jennifer Cherry, owner of Hot Bodies USA, has stocked her 1,300-square-foot salon with Encore and Ovation tanning beds. Alternatively, customers can supplement their UV tans in the Magic Tan spray booth, which features a bronzing formula that makes physiques look similarly beachy without the need for using UV rays or hanging out only with ghosts. The shop also stocks bronzers to enhance the work of its makeshift suns and provides additional beautifying services including lash enhancement.
The neon hues decking each of Orlando Tan Company's private treatment rooms evoke a beachy feel, allowing guests to simulate the experience of sunbathing while getting a jumpstart on a sultry summer glow. Each room houses one of four levels of UV bed, which bolster the classic tanning experience with high-pressure bulbs, air-conditioning systems, and angled neck and shoulder tanners that even out the awkward color gained during outdoor handstands. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic spray-tanning booths ensconce bodies in a spacious standup compartment that coats skin in alternating jets of pigmented mist and cool air to leave a weeklong golden sheen in fewer than 60 seconds. Behind the counter, the salon showcases a selection of tan-enhancing lotions, each of which works to prolong tawny hues by moisturizing skin, adding a touch of bronzer, and convincing skin cells that they're made of copper.