The swirling suns embossed on the golden walls of Sole Sano Airbrush Tanning Salon remind you of what you’re getting: a natural-looking glow. They also call to mind what you’re not getting: harmful UV rays.
The salon’s private rooms don’t contain a single tanning bed or inaccurate depiction of the sun wearing sunglasses. Rather, the certified technicians focus exclusively on airbrush tanning. They chat in the studio with patrons during skin evaluations and customize DHA-based solutions to match each client’s unique coloring before misting them evenly across the full body.
The sun simply cannot match the quality of work performed by Sunkissed Airbrush Tanning's technicians. Whereas the star bronzes everyone with the same generic rays of UV light, airbrush techs gild skin with pigments that account for personal factors including body type, skin tone, and preferences. To begin, Sunkissed’s airbrush artists meet with clients to create a custom sunless-tanning product. Each resulting formula contains all-natural, organic ingredients such as sugar cane or melted fudgesicles that darken skin without unpleasant odors, orange hues, or streaking. After preparing the bronzer, the technician takes about 15 minutes to shade the whole body, upper body, legs, face, or décolletage in a superfine mist.
Although most people want a glowing tan, no one wants burnt, painful skin. That’s why the Smart Tan-certified professionals at Bronze Couture Tan & Spa guide clients through the tanning options available in their salon, ensuring clients select the tanning method and lotion that will best darken their individual skin type. The staff members desire to help clients reduce the negative effects of tanning, and thus educate them on how to enhance tanning sessions with accelerating lotions, chocolate syrup, or the salon’s higher-tiered UV beds. The Level 3–7 Ergoline beds build up tans over time, whereas the salon’s high-pressure Magic 636 bed condenses eight hours of sunshine into 12 minutes.
As an alternative to UV tanning, certified airbrush artists offer custom spray tans that last for 5–10 days. The salon also offers complementary services such as teeth whitening, tan-prolonging hydration treatments, and red light–therapy facials.
Malibu Tanz's amicable staff of spectrum shifters assists clients as they imbue their skin with a sun-smooched look in 15 minutes or less within a selection of UV-tanning devices. Banish pigment the shade of terrified marshmallows by relaxing beneath the 120-watt lamps in the Soltron X2-35 Kiss, or bask in the glow of the slightly more intense 140-watt bulbs found within the Ergoline Advantage 400, a sleek tanning divan equipped with easy, intuitive panels and built-in facial tanners. Otherwise, the Sun Capsule standup booth bronzifies clients comfortably without requiring them to lie down or recite arcane incantations, boasting 360-degree tanning and an integrated cooling system. Meanwhile, the three 2,000-watt lamps within the face-tanning machine work to enliven mugs in a mere 10 minutes, imparting cheeks and brows with a lasting glow for the achromatic winter season.
The founders of Soleil Tans believe that a trip to the tanning salon should feel like a mini-vacation—a welcome respite from the stress of work, the chaos of exams, or the company of a pet dog who just learned how to play the theme to Three's Company. They've packed their sleek, modern salons with powerful standup booths and tanning beds, outfitted with amenities such as music players, air conditioners, and adjustable air showers. There's even specialty beds designed to target upper bodies, faces, and legs.
The salons are staffed by sunless tanning specialists boasting extensive training and experience in the art of spray tans. They airbrush skin with a UV-free Norvell formula, customizing applications to accommodate varying skin types and desired looks. The staffers can also equip clients with professional skincare products that help moisturize skin, as well as teeth-whitening solutions that work to brighten smiles during UV-tanning sessions.
The Lash Lady’s lash lady emphasizes quality. With this care in her work, Teri adds eyelash-extension flares or full sets of glamour extensions. Her work has been featured around the joyfully tearful eyes of brides on their wedding days.