Every salon claims that their tanning formula is one-of-a-kind. But at Unique Tan, it's actually true?owner Sherrie Lee Meredith developed it herself. Her signature spray-tanning blend, Unique Excellence, tints skin with a paraben-free solution of organic aloe vera, berry essences, and a firming serum to stave off the signs of aging. The formula also contains erythrulose, which can produce a longer-lasting bronze glow, and, because it's alcohol-free, helps keep skin moisturized and streak-free. The salon's Smart Tan?certified staff uses this in both automated booths and custom airbrushing sessions, which harness the steady hand of a tanning artist to ensure tans completely cover skin and finally even the score with haughty bronze statues.
The salon also offers traditional UV-tanning beds, which contain comfort-adding amenities such as air conditioning, aromatherapy, adjustable facial bulbs, and easy-to-follow voice instructions. Clients can enhance their tans with the salon's line of tan-accelerating products, which extend the life of each tan by keeping skin moisturized and healthy.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain?s salons?each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies?can also bronze physiques with Mystic Tan?s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the instant-tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Sun seekers don't have to head for the beach to get a tan, Beach Glow on the Go's team steeps their clients in sun-kissed color. The spray tan solution is 100% organic and approved by PETA to be vegan, but still hasn't made the leap to being edible. Optional scents leave skin with the tropical fragrance of pineapple or orange ginger.
Within an art deco beauty lounge draped in black carpets, ebony lacquer, and pink accents is Wake Up Beautiful, a twofold beauty business. For spa services, owner Brandi Langley has specialized in administering treatments such as endermologie, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup?among many others?for more than a decade. Concurrently, Brandi's partner, Dr. Victoria Cupic, takes a holistic approach to weight-loss treatments, aiming to boost both emotional and physical benefits via B12 injections and supplements. Dr. Cupic specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement and offers full medical services, including Botox and other fillers, and laser-hair removal.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.