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.
Sun Tanz Tanning's clean, spa-inspired environment is equipped with five types of UV-tanning beds, customized sunless-tanning services, and a spread of body-glowing lotions. The spray-tan option buffs pigmentless physiques with a golden, sunless tan without harmful UV rays or hearing the sun's curse-laden whispers. Applied by the steady hand of a trained tan technician in less than 20 minutes, the customized spray session uses an alcohol-free, DHA-infused solution that is designed to create a natural glow reminiscent of summers spent on the beach or winter vacations spent on the sun. Pale patrons can sit in on six faux sunsoaks from any of the bronzing cocoons, such as the standup bed for an even tan or the Tanses TX-52 Mega bed for optimal color in the shortest amount of time.
Summer looks endure all year long at Great Tans. The studio features 34 high-tech tanning beds, including everything from regular to high-pressure options. In addition to developing an even base, these beds can imbue the skin with a sun-kissed glow over time. Amenities such as shoulder, leg, and face tanners and cooling fans ensure that sessions within the spacious beds are comfortable and effective. Eschewing UV rays entirely, the Mystic spray-tan system coats skin with a light glaze of tanning solution, which creates a healthy, natural-looking sheen.