In 2001, the first iTan Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal—to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
The Smart Tan–certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
PETA approves of a tan-line-free complexion. It also approves of the vegan formulation that makes organic Sjolie sunless-tanning solutions, which is Sunburst Airbrush Tanning’s cornerstone product. Sunburst Airbrush Tanning’s staff uses the liquid sunshine for mobile and in-house airbrush tans to ensure clients can easily squeeze a tan into their schedules and never have to spend a week sallow-complexioned. The boutique tanning salon, nestled in Ocean Beach, staffs a team of spray-tan artists who each boast at least five years of experience that allows them to effortlessly sculpt and customize each tan with a compressor and airbrush system. Sessions average about 20 minutes to prepare, apply, and dry. The natural-looking, streak-free glow can last up to 10 days. Clients can choose to wear a bathing suit, go in their birthday suit from three years ago, or sport a pair of Sunburst Airbrush Tanning's disposable underwear.
Aztec Tan’s technicians ensure clients achieve the perfect natural, sun-kissed look using an arsenal of tanning technology that includes UV-free systems. The selection of beds spans five tanning levels, from the introductory Sundash to the Sunboard XTT, which houses cooperative baby supernovas. To deliver beach-ready radiance without UV rays, technicians use airbrush and Mystic Tan systems to imbue skin with a natural, bronzed look that lasts for up to seven days. To enhance a rich tan, the center offers Twilight Teeth whitening technology, which harnesses heat and light to leave smiles as bright as an elevator full of halogen flashlights. Services such as the FIT bodywrap and the Formostar infrared body wrap help to break down fat tissue and detoxify the body.
Though wrapping something is usually supposed to keep it contained, the treatments at Segue Body Wraps are meant to force toxins and water weight out. Since 2005, the center’s technicians have accomplished this effect by bandaging clients' midsection with a mineral infused Tightening Booster. Once fully wrapped, clients are placed in an infrared heat blanket, which causes water reduction through sweating and calorie burn. This helps reduce cellulite and stretch marks while detoxifying the body. Segue Body Wraps also offers a number of other services, including facials, waxing, and custom make-up. The relaxing facial cleanses and exfoliates the skin before a hydration mask is applied, followed by toner and moisturizing sunscreen.
The tanning experts at Tan Line cut down on the tedium of waiting for skin to darken inside a bed. Instead, they expedite epidermal color with sessions inside three vertical tanning machines that never exceed 10 minutes. VersaSpa sunless tanning sessions dole UV-free glows with clear or dark bronzers that contrast sharply with the dazzling smiles gained from the studio’s 20-minute ShineWhite teeth whitening treatment.