There's more than one way to tan a hide, and Sun Touch Tanning provides a slew of them. With 12-minute VHR tanning beds and 9-minute Sun Capsule standup booths in its glow-giving arsenal, clients receive tans with some of the latest in UV technology. But since UV tanning isn't for everyone, so Sun Touch Tanning also gilts tanners with spray tans applied by certified technicians. Those same techs can travel to homes for private spray-tan parties to coat party-goers in solutions that leave skin one to two shades darker. Parties can even include solutions that set in one hour, making them ideal for a bachelorette party, girls' night out, or Come as Your Favorite Wood costume gala.
In their spacious, clean, and summer-themed salon, the staff of Caribbean Sun emphasizes the importance of an even, moisturized, and lasting summer glow. By pairing each spray or UV tan with a trip to their cell-soaking hydration station, customers see results that last longer and feel as smooth as a sweet-talking dolphin. For a faux glow that resembles a sunbathed bronze or the results of one thousand trips to the moon, hop in the Matrix V28, a high-pressure, 360-degree stand-up tanning booth. Sessions in this UV-spewing human capsule last 12 minutes and are thought to caramel-dip the epidermis six to eight times quicker than traditional tanning beds.
An air of refinement and sophistication radiates from Impulse Hair Salon’s sun-drenched interior where billowy curtains hang above sleek, wood floors and against garden-green walls. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors reflect a row of black styling chairs, which swivel and rise at the hands of talented hairstylists who wield products by Moroccanoil, Joico, and Big Sexy Hair to cut, color, and style locks. A secluded room shelters aestheticians who free bodies from itchy stubble using warm wax, tailor pampering facials to individual skin concerns, and transform exteriors into perfectly bronzed façades using UVA- and UVB-free tanning serums.
Alexandra Berta helps clients reinvent themselves inside Impulse Hair Salon. She fashions haircuts and helps 'dos look more vibrant with highlights and color. She also hydrates parched strands with coconut oil, instead of Gatorade, and smooths frizz for months with keratin straightening treatments. In addition to hair services, aestheticians at the salon offer spray tanning, waxing, and makeup applications.
By harnessing the bronzing essence of the fiery sun in a gentle mist, you can prove once and for all humankind's dominance over the weak, inanimate solar system. For $20, you’ll get a custom airbrush tan at Perfect Tan in Brookline (a $40 value.) Perfect Tan was voted best Boston Sunless Tanning in 2008 by Citysearchers. It's a clean and comfortable salon that specializes in helping first-time tanners get a golden glow, perfect for hiding in the suitcase in Pulp Fiction or tricking cars at intersections into slowing down.