In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
Extreme Tanning has more than 15 booth options, allowing clients to customize tans to their desired specifications. The arsenal of booths includes names such as Heartland, Ergoline, and Matrix, all with different bulb and wattage settings. The shop also has a standup Mystic Tan machine that uses a spray potion to evenly cover bodies in a rich bronze. Extreme Tanning also has stand-up, bronzing, and high pressure tanning beds.
At Tans By Tina, spray tan artists paint clients in a golden hue of choice. One hour after a careful bronzing that hugs all contours to create a slimming effect, clients can shower and watch the tan develop over the next 24 hours. The tan, itself, lasts up to seven days. To make the event a social one, Tans By Tina also offers onsite spray tan parties, ideal for showers, bachelorette parties, and birthdays.