Customers of OrTanic Sun Spa emerge from private rooms with skin glowing like the sun's lips. The staff consults with clients ahead of time, taking stock of skin type, current skin color, and target shade, then guides them to the level of tanning that will fit their needs. UV-tanning sessions take place in stand-up or lie-down chambers—available in four different intensity levels—which tan skin more effectively than a nap on a giant spotlight. For UV-free tanning, the staff mists skin with the Bronze Biologic airbrush solution, made from purified water and tanning elements derived from plant sources.
Luminosity helps its patrons glow, bronzing skin with airbrush tans and brightening smiles with advanced equipment. Sleek booths or skilled technicians apply sun-free tans to bronze clients without the dangers of spending time outside, where someone could just steal your shoes for fun. In-office teeth-whitening services speedily dissolve stains with LED-activated gels, while at-home kits and compact pens offer convenient touch-ups on the go.
Better Health Tanning and Nail Spa is a full-service spa and faux-sun space that offers a generous range of face-oriented services designed to beautify a variety of skin types. The glycolic peel, made of natural fruit acid, refines texture and tone; this treatment is ideal for those with acne or sun-damaged skin. The vitamin C peel, which is not recommended for sensitive skin, removes the top layer of epidermis in a thorough manner, which, in turn, lowers the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines, and rogue colorforms. Unlike conventional microdermabrasion treatment, which typically involves ousting the upper layer of skin by blasting a spray of tiny crystals, the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion makes use of a single, face-friendly suction tip studded with thousands of miniscule diamonds. This design negates the need for a potentially harmful blast, which leaves the face feeling silky smooth and well equipped for the shifting seasons.
Hollywood Tans' proprietary booths and technologies produce consistent skin tones without the hassle of baking in the sun. The studio boasts roughly 15 upright, sanitary booths that allow customers to do jumping jacks as they build bronze in 8–11 minutes. For those who prefer to shade sans rays, Mystic spray vestibules banish pallor by misting pelts in aloe-rich custom shades that last up to seven days, and a proprietary line of tanning lotions helps maintain and maximize color between visits.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. Traditional tanning booths and beds are available, and the Mystic spray tan provides an instant and evenly applied glow. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.