Although a day on the beach is a great way to get tan, sun seekers don't always want to wait until the first balmy day of the summer. At Sun City Tanning Salon, four levels of UV bed tanning help coax out the skin's melanin, which results in a golden color without running through a pollen-covered slip 'n' slide. As an alternative, VersaSpa spray tans mist the body with a bronze shade that can last up to 10 days.
The tanning experts at Color Me Tan keep hides sporting golden hues year-round with their multiple levels of UV tanning beds. Their spray-tan booths, on the other hand, eschew ultraviolet rays and instead use tanning solution to coat epidermal expanses with a natural-looking, streak-free glow. The shop equips visitors with products that aid in the tanning process on beaches or at home. Aside from body bronzing, Color Me Tan further beautifies bodies with teeth-whitening treatments and noninvasive red-light therapy, which makes mature skin appear more youthful and less prone to discussing mortgage rates at parties.
Rows of standup booths keep Flash Tan’s patrons bronzed year-round. Each tanning station features three towers of high-pressure quartz lamps that tan bodies from head to toe. Booths are roomy enough for tanners to move around comfortably and practice their karate moves.
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. 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.
Since 1984, Sunrise Sun Spa's aestheticians have performed a variety of salon services, including tanning, facials, Light Concept Nails, waxing, Shellac manicures, and pedicures. More in-depth treatments include the Beauty Angel red-light-therapy beauty regimen, which firms and tones skin through a three-step process involving muscle stimulation, red-light energy, and Beauty Angel skincare products.