With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Walking in to LuxTan for the first time is like walking into the National Museum of Futuristic Gizmos. Gone are the dumpy sweat-boxes of old, and in their place are sleek lines, glowing blue curves, and backlit powerhouses of even-tanning machinery. The P90 keep folks cool with gentle misting and breeze from the built-in air conditioner, all while infusing skin in a gentle, natural brown tan in under 12 minutes. The Erogline Avantguard 600 cushions bodily contours with an ergonomic design, and tans faces and shoulders evenly with separate lamps calibrated for those areas.
For a glow that eschews UV rays, the Mystic Tan spray booth imparts a sun-kissed hue to pale skin with a bronze-colored mist that hydrates pelts. LuxTan also puts light particles to work for less cosmetic treatments with red light therapy that tightens skin while alleviating muscle and joint pain.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
At the clean and friendly Island Tanning, clients adopt a golden glow without stepping foot outdoors. Here, traditional UV tanning booths gild bodies quickly and evenly, while VersaSpa machines bronze skin instantly and with no UV exposure whatsoever. Hydration Stations, meanwhile, help to prolong tans by infusing skin with oxygen and nutrients, and can even help skin appear more toned.
Island Tanning also beautifies bodies with skin-healing red-light-therapy. The red light can help boost collagen production, fight acne bacteria, and provide pain relief, and may even help repair sun-damaged skin or balance naturally green complexions.