The technology-driven treatments inside Islands Tanning MedSpa help bolster the body's glow and reduce its circumference. Inside Magic and Tanses UV beds, 12,800-watt bulbs saturate skin with darkening rays more safely than receiving a hug from a dwarf star. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic and VersaSpa machines spray the epidermis with a bronze hue, and Fit body wraps fuse infrared-heat energy with constricting wraps that help shrink fat cells. Islands Tanning MedSpa also offers memberships.
Inviting aptly describes Bronze and Bliss Day Spa, a tanning salon and day spa with a home-like atmosphere. The beauty spot's warm interior presents a selection of Versa Spray Tanning and red light therapy, along with Formostar Body Wraps and luxurious facials rendered in private rooms. Skilled lash specialists apply sets of mink or silk eyelash extensions with polished service. They can also indulge guests with a Infrared body wrap to increase metabolism, burn calories, reduce cellulite, and contour body.
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.
Oasis Tans bronzes skin for sun-lovers who don't have time to wait for the sun to warm up from its nightly nap. The 10-minute bed sessions take place inside Oasis's 54-bulb B-level standing tanning beds (a $40 value), which promote gradual color transformation. Those with sensitive skin or people who seek immediate gratification can opt for the airbrush tan (a $20 value for VIP members, a $40 value for non-members). A skilled staffer will hand-mist skin using Norvell Organic products that provide an even and instant tan that’s free of loud-mouthed UV rays. Clients can choose between a basic or dark tan, and should show up with clean, exfoliated skin to achieve the most radiant results.
At Hush Tan, the sun is basically an obsolete invention. The salon’s bronzing process eschews damaging UV rays, and instead relies on a tanning formula from Infinity Sun—a blend replete with botanicals, vitamins, antioxidants, and aloe. The team applies the formula by hand to create sun-kissed glows that also conceal blemishes such as cellulite, varicose veins, and temporary tattoos that can’t take a hint. Owner Mahriah Zimmerman, a licensed esthetician, complements the tans with makeup and waxing treatments, including her signature eyebrow wax that shape brows to suite the client’s bone structure. During every treatment, Mahriah prides herself on creating a luxurious experience for her clients that is private, free of judgment, and customized to their needs.
The staff members at Eclipse Airbrush Tanning focus their talents on one thing and one thing only: giving customers a bronze glow with an airbrush tan. When clients enter, they're greeted by a trained airbrush technician and led to a private room. Before beginning, the tech will answer any questions the clients may have and discuss what type of color they're looking for. The tech then hand mixes a bottle of Eclipse's proprietary tanning solution and starts spraying with the dexterity of a silly-string sculptor. Unlike automatic spray-tan booths, which tend to produce streaks, techs ensure airbrush tans go on smooth and evenly. Typically tans develop over the course of 8–12 hours, and with proper care, can last up to two full weeks.