Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Tanning
Pro Tip: Please call or visit our website so you know the best way to prepare your skin for longer results.
Brands Used: Mystic, Designer Skin, California Tan, Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, Devoted Creations, Jwoww, Ed Hardy, Podz
Inspired by the upscale tanning salons of South Beach and Los Angeles, Vivid Tan focuses on shading skin to a warm, coppery glow within 15 minutes. The bronzing experts invite customers to stretch out in beds or enter Mystic HD standup booths, whose sweeping airbrush darkens skin evenly, unlike sunbathing in a bikini made from swiss cheese. The salon’s trained professionals also tint figures during Norvell airbrush tans, nourish skin with products from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Australian Gold, and even brighten smiles with WhiteScience teeth-whitening treatments.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. 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, spray-tan skin, 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.
The staff at Carolina Tanning Spa boasts certifications in UV-free Mystic Tan and VersaSpa and UV-light tanning, creating exposure schedules so their clients are expertly bronzed. Seven beds and booths offer extras such as body fans or an employee trained in palm leaves to cool patrons while dozens of lights darken the skin. On the other hand, VersaSpa and Mystic Tan booths cover pelts in a tanning spray for a glow minus the UV rays. Tanned bodies can go one step further and sit for a 30-minute teeth-whitening treatment from Whiter Image teeth-whitening system.
At Crazy4Spray Tan & Extensions, spray-tan artists expertly gild bods from head to toe in all-natural spray-tan solutions. For busy tanners, they also offer a mobile service. With a portable tent to ensure a no-mess visit, they arrive at customers’ doorsteps with all the professional equipment required to customize streak-less bronzing. In addition to tanning, they offer brazilian knot hair extensions, a glue-free alternative that uses elastic threads and allows scalps to breathe.
Inside Destination Tans' mint-green, highly sanitized salon, knowledgeable staffers work with clients to tailor tanning regimens. UV-tanning sessions take place while reclining on Ergoline beds or practicing celebratory touchdown dances inside a standup booth. Alternatively, a trained technician is on hand to create an even, natural-looking bronze using the Norvell spray-tanning system.