Inside South Beach Tanning Salon, powerful tanning beds emit a science-fictional blue glow as they await soon-to-be-bronzed bodies. In addition to high-powered beds, the salon houses standup booths such as The Starship and The VHR. Boasting certifications from Smart Tan and the National Tanning Training Institute, the salon's knowledgeable staff helps guide clients to the most fitting tanning devices.
Spray Tans by Jen differs from its salon counterparts in one notable way—it isn’t a salon at all. The company’s experienced tanning technician travels throughout Worcester County, taking her portable pop-up tent to clients’ homes or to their vacationing neighbors’ backyards. There, she uses a spray gun to mist an organic, paraben-free tanning formula evenly across skin. Each tan is customizable according to skin type, makeup routine, and desired level of darkness. The technician can also add the sweet scent of coconut or caramel to leave bodies smelling as good as they look.
Since its beams targeted their first complexion in October 1997, the tanning spa has gold-plated countless fair silhouettes. Customers may opt to recline on the beds in private suites, or step into a spray booth for a UV-free tan. Nozzles dispense molecules of Aviva tan elixir, which is odorless and comprised of natural ingredients such as distilled sunshine. Red light therapy is also available to revivify aging or tired faces. To continue the tanning process, customers can purchase a bottle of tanning lotion from Sun Catchers’ selection to take home.