Patrons looking for a more intimate tanning experience can bypass crowded beaches or nosy neighbors and tan in one of Boardwalk Sunsations Tanning’s nine private rooms. Five UV-tanning booth and bed models gently darken pelts in 10- to 20-minute sessions. Alternatively, a certified master airbrush-tanning technician can cover skin with a Norvell Sunless Solutions formula for UV-free color. Newly tanned clients can complement their glowing skin with shimmery hair tinsel or vivid feather extensions.
Hollywood Tans' proprietary booths and technologies produce consistent skin tones without the hassle of baking in the sun. The studio boasts roughly 15 upright, sanitary booths that allow customers to do jumping jacks as they build bronze in 8–11 minutes. For those who prefer to shade sans rays, Mystic spray vestibules banish pallor by misting pelts in aloe-rich custom shades that last up to seven days, and a proprietary line of tanning lotions helps maintain and maximize color between visits.
Smart Tan–certified managers oversee all the comings and goings at each Island Sun Tanning location as staff members help patrons shade shift with bronzing equipment and products by Devoted Creations and Designer Skin. UV beds cool skin with air-conditioning systems and calm the senses with aromatherapy mists. MP3-player docks increase the relaxation potential, allowing bodies to settle into the beds' contoured confines and listen to their favorite music or bedtime stories read by Morgan Freeman.
For patrons seeking sunless options, staffers utter secret passwords that open the doors of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tan booths, which leave bodies bronzed for up to seven days. Red-light-therapy sessions aim to firm and tone skin, and hydration stations combine steam, radiant heat, and liquid vitamins to extend the life of new tans.
When not reuniting bodies with their ideal shades of bronze, the caring crew has worked to fight hunger in the local community by collecting donated canned goods for Philabundance.
The Perfect Tan's staffers analyze skin tone before directing clients to standup UV-tanning units or customizing an airbrush tan with three colors of Norvell bronzer. A fleet of state-of-the-art standup UV tanning units, set at two levels of intensity, imbues limbs with a sunny glow. 54-level beds impart a solid base tan in four or five 10-minute sessions, and 42-level units gradually bronze over the course of five or six sessions or one sleepover party. Though not included in this Groupon, The Perfect Tan's cabinet full of deluxe tanning products can also augment bronzing sessions.
The Tannery Club offers customers a chance to obtain bronze skin no matter the season. UV tanning is available in both standup booths and different levels of sanitized beds, in tandem with tanning lotions and salves. Other services include red-light therapy, spray and airbrush tans, and teeth whitening.
The Dollhouse's Dana and Desiree Imbesi have one goal—to make their clients' skin as smooth and as beautiful as that of a porcelain doll. That said, they don't shy away from applying rich color in the form of organic airbrush tanning formulas. Add-ons to their signature tanning service include a smoothing pineapple exfoliant and a variety of extending creams. The spa's other specialty is unquestionably waxing, though Dana and Desiree also offer expert makeup applications for clients and their most prized dolls.