Since 2001, the staff at Helios Tanning Studios preaches the gospel of vitamin D, backed by a wealth of knowledge acquired through Smart Tan certification. Acolytes follow their special regimen for developing and deepening a tan, which combines consistent use of lotion with a program of sacrificing ugly bikinis to Apollo and alternating UV beds from Soltron. These include an upright VHR booth that radiates 11,000 watts to quickly create a glow, and fully air conditioned Queen Berry bed. Their power is enhanced by serums from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Pauly D, and subverted by Sjolie sunless bronzer, a PETA-certified, vegan airbrush tanning solution. The staff's devotion to health has led them to stay open until 10 p.m. on weeknights and to keep their tanning rooms in immaculate condition.
Luminous Sun Studio helps visitors maintain a year-round glow with a variety of tanning beds, which make users feel more at home with upgrades such as stereo sound systems and air conditioning. Aside from tanning beds, a California Tan AutoBronzer spray booth darkens complexions without the use of UV rays, as does the shop’s team of mobile airbrush technicians, who travel to clients’ homes to apply tanning solutions and detect invisible people with gusts of spray. The studio’s pure-white walls are festooned with more than 50 varieties of tanning lotion, including several eco-friendly brands.
Sunseekers who visit Body Glo Tan will discover two ways to give their skin that fresh-from-the-beach look. Three different styles of UV beds and booths not only trick the skin into thinking it's succumbed to the ministrations of the sun, but they also keep the body comfortable with ventilation and cooling systems. Alternatively, the misters in the Australian Gold spray tanning system are guided by lasers for extra precision, coating skin with a bronze-coloured sheen in under three minutes. This drip-free solution creates tans that last up to 10 days, though it may feel like 30 days if your parents are in town visiting.
Once guests arrive, they step across sleek, dark-wood floors before checking in at a granite-topped desk. Staff members keep up-to-date by attending seminars and other forms of continuing education so they can match their clients up with the best tanning options available.
A stable of experienced massage therapists exercise their healing hands and freeing fingers within the relaxed, sleek interior of Touch of Paradise Studio. Your therapist will usher you into a private room suffused with aromatherapy oils and soft music, where you'll choose which option best suits your priorities. Lie down on one of five beds and enjoy an endeavour that will evict aches and coax muscles into purring like the first day you brought them home from the shelter. Therapists employ the broad, flowing strokes of the Swedish (an $80 value) to calm jumpy nervous systems, while the deep relaxation (a $70 value) releases more stress than deleting a page of umlauts. You can also opt for the full body massage (a $90 value) or the anti-stress massage (a $60 value). In addition to staple benefits like increased circulation and stress reduction, massages can be used in to address a variety of maladies, from migraines to depression.
In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans?all of whom tan at the studio?have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. One of Vancouver's largest selections of indoor tanning products lines the walls of the studio, aiding those in pursuit of the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.
It seems like the sun shines from all corners of Brazilian Glow Bar Tanning Studio, thanks to the spa’s wealth of tanning equipment. From high-pressure UV tanning beds to a fully automated Magic Tan spray booth, there are plenty of options available to ensure that clients maintain their summery shades year-round. Ideal for those who burn easily, the high-pressure bed is designed to achieve a base tan and maintain a healthy glow in just a few sessions. That bed shares the studio with jumbo beds, standup beds, and an infrared sauna that detoxifies the body while rendering kids’ pesky laser pointers ineffective.