The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
At Beleza Pura Spa, aestheticians bustle about, beautifying clients with a range of professional services. As one technician adorns a face with custom-blended airbrush makeup, another adds rich color to the skin with a natural Bronze Biologic tanning solution. To keep clients feeling and looking younger, skin specialists administer facials, anti-cellulite body wraps, and advanced metabolism-boosting Sudatonic treatments. The spa also hosts teen parties that allow guests to pick from a range of facial treatments.
Since its beams targeted their first complexion in October 1997, the tanning spa has gold-plated countless fair silhouettes. Customers may opt to recline on the beds in private suites, or step into a spray booth for a UV-free tan. Nozzles dispense molecules of Aviva tan elixir, which is odorless and comprised of natural ingredients such as distilled sunshine. Red light therapy is also available to revivify aging or tired faces. To continue the tanning process, customers can purchase a bottle of tanning lotion from Sun Catchers’ selection to take home.
The Solar System's fleet of top-notch tanning beds uses varying wattages to tint bodies in a rainbow of bronzes. Horizontal and vertical UV bulbs illuminate beds from KBL and Titan Tower. The KBL Max 10 flaunts extras such as customizable aromatherapy, cooling mist, and an audio system that broadcasts personal MP3 playlists, whether they play relaxing piano concertos or practical pneumonic devices to remember the boss's favorite ice-cream flavors. The Sunless VersaSpa spray booth kisses complexions with faux sun in three minutes, misting on a natural shade that endures for up to 10 days. Professional products are also available to accelerate and extend the lifespan of tans. The salon's sunny confines are accented by orange and red hues, hardwood floors, and leather waiting-room chairs strewn with zebra-print throw pillows.
Best pals Tonya and Gwen, the “bestiez” of Bestiez Bronze & Browz, invite clients into their studio for all things threading and tanning. Certified in Aviva Labs sunless tanning, the duo bequeaths sun-shy skin with flawlessly bronzed tones using the organic Aviva Labs formula. Made from just 13 ingredients, Aviva Labs’ sunless-tanning serum trades in harsh chemicals for completely alcohol-, fragrance-, and oil-free ingredients, making it an ideal solution for all clients, including those with sensitive skin. After a spray-tan session in-studio—or a spray-tan party at home—Tonya and Gwen twist and turn a sturdy piece of thread across the brows, resulting in perfectly groomed half moons or any desired letters of the alphabet.
Within Sun Kissed Tan and Spa’s pristinely clean facilities, bronzing specialists darken skin tones with UV-free spray-tanning sessions flawlessly matched to each client’s most flattering shade. Prior to each spritzing, bronze seekers can choose their tanning preference—a subtle hint of color, a medium glow, or a deep tropical tan—and toss on a swimsuit, skivvies, or a perforated parka. Tanning technicians then take about 20–30 minutes to douse skinscapes in a safe golden mist, leaving skin perfectly sun smooched for an average of five to seven days. After treatment, clients should avoid showering or streaking through car washes for at least six hours.