A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, such as the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Because the existence of so many types of tanning equipment can sometimes make tanning intimidating, Perfect Tan’s staffers are always on hand to help clients establish a tanning regimen based on their skin type and tanning goals. By asking a few simple questions, the staff can help clients choose from three levels of tanning beds and a UV-free, sunless Mystic spray-tan booth that leaves bodies evenly bronzed in about 20 minutes. Their tan plan determined, clients recline in lie-down beds from Ovation, Encore, Solart, and Bravo, or they stand in a 2M standup tanning booth so they can keep balancing stacks of dinner plates on their heads.
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. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
The technicians at Express Tan apply custom spray tan in a fine mist, leaving skin sun-kissed without the sun's damaging effects. Tans can be tailored to your desired level, whether it be bronze, silver, or gold, without the metallic aftertaste. Safe and swift, the Infinity Sun Spa spray-on system is the only multi-treatment skincare system based upon high-volume, low-pressure turbine engineering, a technological progression that helps prevent the appearance of streaks, blotches, and crop circles. To make tanning more accessible for all in-need bods, Express Tan keeps its skilled sprayers on-hand seven days a week, with sessions available by appointment only.
Platinum Tans' friendly staff accommodates bodies with sundry skin-bronzing options, including 11 tanning beds, a Mystic tanning booth, and personalized airbrush services. Limbs new to the fine art of sunbathing can soak in rays in tier-one beds for 10 minutes, and the medium-level, tier-two beds darken hides in 20 minutes sandwiched between horizontal bulbs or in 12 minutes within a stand-up booth. The high-level, tier-three beds maintain and deepen an already-sun-kissed epidermis in 15 minutes, reserved for those with a solid base tan or a signed note from Apollo.
Catch a Tan shimmers skin with UV-free Mystic Tan treatments in a comfortable salon setting. Clients can quickly darken epidermises with four levels of tanning treatment, customized for their individual skin tone, desired level of color, and ability to sense storms coming. In a private heated booth, jets gently spritz the tanning formula from side to side, bronzing bodies from head to toe and sealing in sparkle more securely than a roll of jewel-encrusted duct tape. The warm mist coats clients as they rotate between four different positions, drying completely with heated air that radiates throughout the booth like a sociable zephyr. The salon's interior glimmers with golden hues and wooden accents as the amiable staff readily offers advice on the extensive selection of tanning products, which have all been personally autographed by the sun.