Solar Eclipse Tanning Salon doesn’t hide its bold intentions in the shadows. The salon’s staff members envision “putting the sun out of business,” a hyperbolic mission that they accomplish, in part, with four types of UV-tanning beds. Unlike the sun, all of these beds are regularly sanitized and outfitted with fresh bulbs to ensure a glowing base tan or a dark bronze coat.
Not content to merely mimic the sun’s rays, the salon takes a different route entirely with a Mystic Tan booth that spritzes the body with a UV-free bronzing formula. This formula comes in two shades, each of which lasts for up to seven days with proper care. In a red-light-therapy bed—also free of UV rays—therapeutic light repairs skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and render tattooed treasure maps more legible.
Bluefern Spa at Johns Creek instills more than a dozen rooms with details designed for relaxation?right down to the color of the walls. Soothing aqua blue accents complement the rooms' earthy green and brown hues, while soft music and aromatherapy nourish the other senses to ease visitors' minds by assuring them their ears and noses haven't suddenly disappeared. Treatments range from massages and reflexology treatments to sugar body scrubs and organic facials. The spa also houses a halotherapy room, lined with Himalayan salt bricks, where visitors can recline in zero-gravity chairs and breathe the salt-infused air to help relieve symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and skin conditions such as eczema.
With the time it takes to soak up the sun's rays or make it out to the tanning salon, getting a deep summer tan can be hard on a tight schedule. That’s why The Heat Tanning tries to make beautifying routines a little easier by offering salon hours that extend into the late evening and mobile airbrush tans that let clients darken in the comfort of their own homes. Wherever they decide to take advantage of the service, airbrush clients select from the salon’s three shades of Norvell HVLP tanning solutions, which can mimic anything from a long day at the beach to a long century in a sepia photograph. The salon also features four tiers of UV beds furnished with varying numbers of bulbs to speed up and strengthen tan accrual.