Dorina spent more than a decade honing her skills as an aesthetician before establishing Skincare by Dorina. That's why she's so adept at whipping up concoctions designed to offset specific issues, from wrinkles to acne to rosacea. Her facials perform myriad tasks—firming, hydrating, relaxing—and her waxing services tackle any overgrown extremity.
The Perkins sisters run Faking it Flawless with a glowing mission of coating men and women in safe outer glows, earning the sunless spot a nod as the Ultimate Airbrush Tanning Salon from élite magazine. In 20 minutes, tanners tint to a healthy bronze radiance lasting 7–14 days that never appears orange nor is able to rhyme with anything else. The streak-free and anti-aging Infinity Sun solution also helps maintain newly tinted skin against the ravages of time.
Washed-out bodies can achieve an instant beachy bronze with the help of customized color airbrush enhancements and high-pressure tanning beds at Portofino's hueing boutique. The custom airbrush tan begins with a preconditioning treatment to hydrate and balance pH levels, followed by an illuminating shimmer prespray, which comes with a choice of more than 40 fragrances, including honeysuckle, mango sorbet, and diet cola. Next, expert coloristas will concoct a hue specialized for each skin tone from more than 255 available color combinations. The colors contour to each curve, accentuating favored features to create a golden, bikini-ready physique. The sunless scintillation usually lasts from 8 to 10 days.
Founded by entrepreneur Monica Blanco, Colour Couture revivifies clients with airbrush tans powered by proprietary tanning solutions. These customized products contain 11% DHA and a base of organic aloe-vera gel—as opposed to harmful chemicals—and are never tested on animals. The technicians who apply them all undergo a thorough training program and the Colour Couture certification they receive prepares them to apply even coats out in the field, whether they are bronzing an entire bridal party or just one friendly ghost looking to fit in with the land of the living.
Although Starlight Tanning Salon's fleet of tanning beds includes such top equipment as Matrix beds imported from Italy and high-pressure standup units, it would be a mistake to assume its sole focus is UV tanning, since the salon's lead trainer is actually an airbrush-tanning specialist. In fact, even the beds aren't only for tanning, since the salon also carries a skin-rejuvenation model used solely to promote the production of collagen and elastin, not pigment. Clients can also opt to whiten their teeth or duck into the oxygen bar, where a generator produces ambient air to increase oxygen intake to 95 percent and help improve the body's alertness and function. While there, patrons can simultaneously enjoy tanning services and sips from empty glasses.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.