Since 1987, the knowledgeable consultants at Tanfastic have helped darken hides by acquainting guests with a range of indoor tanning systems. The salon’s four types of tanning beds yield darker pigments at varying speeds and at different depth levels, while sunless Mystic spray-tan booths coat skin in color that lasts for up to seven days. Tanfastic's stock of epidermal products from California Tan, Designer Skin, and Matahari help nourish skin and preserve sun-kissed looks longer than dipping sunburned elbows in liquid nitrogen.
The owner of Ann Arbor Sunless Tanning spent a long time searching for a product that would impart natural-looking color to her skin. When she finally found it, via Norvell Skin Solutions, the revelation was enough to convince her to open a tanning salon of her own. Today, she uses Norvell's airbrush formula to spray each client by hand—but only after choosing the solution best suited to their skin tone. The results last up to seven days with no orange tones and no streaking.
Airbrush technicians bestow clients with UV-free tans that can last up to two weeks. Airbrush tans can help prep bodies for special occasions such as weddings, senior pictures, and mug shots. In addition to spray tans, the spa offers professional teeth-whitening sessions that remove surface stains from cigarette smoking, coffee, and wine.
The pristine facilities at iBeach 24/7 Tan help clients build and maintain bronze sheens day and night with Ergoline units arranged in a three-level tanning system. Geared toward foundational conditioning and stimulating melanin production, Level 1 tans cradle corpuses in an ergonomic Passion bed equipped with 34 lamps that radiate imported Jamaican sunshine. A body fan and face-ventilation system help to keep clients comfortable during the sessions, which last up to 15 minutes and are typically scheduled three to four times per week.
Before the hue-imbuing techs at Glow Tanning Salon can bronze clients, they have to run a gauntlet of Smart Tan certification exams. They learn the history, science, and law surrounding UV tanning—a knowledge pool from which they guzzle when helping customers make decisions about products or tanning beds. Confident in the expert guidance, neophytes can safely build a base tan in a Level 1 bed, maintain a dusky glow in a Level 4 bed, or shun UV altogether with a Norvell airbrush tan, customized to each client’s skin type. Glow Tanning Salon also stocks Red Light Therapy beds, which permeate and heat the superficial layers of skin to gradually clear up acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. To give clients a taste of the tanning life and encourage tourism on the sun, the salon hands out one free UV session.
Unlike the sun, who can't be bothered to give up his beauty sleep, Campus Tan keeps bronzing bodies till 9 p.m. on weekdays and offers convenient weekend hours to suit busy schedules. Staffed by a team of knowledgeable tanning experts, the salon maintains a fleet of Puretan and Suncapsule tanning equipment that baste pale skin with five varying levels of hue-shifting rays. Those hoping to avoid the synthetic beams can opt for a UV-free Mystic Tan session, which includes a brief instruction video that shows first timers how to operate the booth or use it as an emergency floatation device.