South Beach is known for its signature art-deco designs, pristine beaches, and energetic nightlife. Taking a cue from that dynamic locale, the staff members of South Beach Tanning Company have decorated their various locations in the spirit of South Beach and pride themselves on their upbeat, lounge-like vibe. Inside each salon, cheery lighting and bright purple, blue, and red walls augment the high-quality equipment and shelves of handpicked lotions, and high ceilings stop newly acquired tans from floating off just-bronzed bodies.
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More than just a place to get a great tan, Xotik Tan Spa is a peaceful oasis away from the hubbub of the outside world. The certified staff is ready to give clients information about their spray-tan and tanning-bed options. Besides rich bronzings, they also offer enriching body wraps. To pamper guests further, massage therapists treat visitors to Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and hot-stone massages. For skin rejuvenation, there's anti-aging red-light therapy. The multitalented spa specialists offer facials, peels, and microdermabration, as well.
Low lighting glints off a wall covered in glitter as toes curl on a zebra-striped rug, with feet bare from kicking off flip-flops to climb into one of Tan Lounge's tanning booths. The cocktail-lounge décor helps transforms what could be considered a chore—routine maintenance in a UV bed or a quick spray-tan session—into a glamorous self-indulgence. With the eagerness of the town gossip's town crier, staff members lavish tips on patrons that are informed by an understanding of skin chemistry. Staffers will helpfully direct those concerned about claustrophobia to airy, standup UV booths and wryly describe the collection of color-enhancing lotions in terms of "tingle factor," which tells you how intensely they stimulate blood and melanin flow in the skin. Cleaners sterilize beds and booths after each guest, and bulbs are replaced once they burn below 80% capacity to avoid weak sessions.
In September 2001, Eric Fishman was far from the sunny skies of his Tampa home but nearing his light-bulb moment. Eric was checking in on one of his investments, a tanning salon in Los Angeles, when 9/11 put a halt on all flights and caused him to spend some extra time in the storefront. As days passed, he watched celebrity after celebrity stroll into the brilliant blue box that was Mystic Tan's trademark and emerge looking as though they'd spent a day on the beach or a millisecond on Mars.
Within months, Eric and his partner established one of the few Mystic Tan boutiques in Florida. The advanced airbrush technology stirred up demand and delivered 9,000 tans in the first year, with clients driving in from other towns to test the UV-free mists. Soleil Tanning Boutique now spills over into two locations, each trimmed in modern beach décor and stacked with one Mystic Tan booth and six powerful UV beds so that clients can achieve their ideal bronze.
Planet Beach is a one-stop-shop for beauty and wellness. Members can stay bronzed all year long in the UV tanning booths and recharge any solar-powered body doubles. But one of the highlights of the studio is the futuristic Contempo Spa onsite, a self-serve spa machine where you can push a button to receive a number of spa services without the need for an attendant. The machine's HydroMassage bed helps alleviate muscle soreness with targeted waves of heated water. Other DIY services available: 15-minute teeth whitening procedures and Lumiere.