At In Bloom Tanning, American Tanning Institute–certified employees help customers to achieve deep bronze glows with a mélange of tanning services. Featuring four levels of tanning beds and a domesticated solar flare, In Bloom’s luxurious Ergoline, Wolff, and MegaSun beds offer customers of every skin type a range of UV tanning options. For a sunless treatment, expert techs coat skin with a DHA-based formula. Unlike the plot of a documentary observing grass grow, spray tans develop quickly, providing a sun-kissed glimmer in as little as 15 minutes.
With Smart Tan–certification and knowledge about each tanning bed, the NY Sun Club staff helps clients fine-tune sessions to accommodate skin type and desired results. With high-quality European tanning machines that are rated for maximum exposure time, the staff helps clients choose bulb intensity and duration to darken cells gradually without burning. In addition to controlling exposure of UVA and UVB tanning rays, the trained technicians wield airbrushing skills to administer fine mist applications of sunless-tanning solution. For those who prefer the precision and metallic-sounding lullabies of robots, Mystic Tan booths employ an automated system to help clients sunlessly acquire suits of golden armor.
At The Tanning Spot NYC, standup tanning booths completely surround tanners with UV rays. Because there's no laying down on the job, the upright booths prevent pressure points, which in turn creates a smoother tan. But the staff know that UV tanning isn't for everyone. That's why they also coat clients from head to toe with customized airbrush tans. These can be tailored to deliver anything from a subtle sandy hue to a deep chocolate bronze. The final decision is up to the client, of course, but the staff is always ready to offer tips to help find the best option.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
La Viva Glam Mobile Tan's airbrush tanning operation makes house calls, letting customers attain a sunless bronze without leaving the comfort of their home or office. Tanning technicians bring all of the necessary materials, including disposable hair caps, bottoms, and a pop-up tent that protects clients' abodes from the airborne tanning particles. La Viva Glam can instill bodies with a full, even tan in under 15 minutes, and clients can expect the color to remain for 7–10 days.
At O’Live Organic Spa, clients relax amidst rooms of dark wood fixtures, stone, and rich earth tones. In this space of wood-slat walls and burnished copper paneling, patrons lay back on plush treatment tables while aestheticians luxuriate skin with handmade Eminence products. Those products are made from organic fruits, herbs, vegetables, and spices, and the spa’s staff applies them during facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. They also administer natural, organic healing treatments for men, and offer all-natural airbrush tans and stress-relieving massage and reiki.