The technology-driven treatments inside Islands Tanning MedSpa help bolster the body's glow and reduce its circumference. Inside Magic and Tanses UV beds, 12,800-watt bulbs saturate skin with darkening rays more safely than receiving a hug from a dwarf star. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic and VersaSpa machines spray the epidermis with a bronze hue, and Fit body wraps fuse infrared-heat energy with constricting wraps that help shrink fat cells. Islands Tanning MedSpa also offers memberships.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
When the owners of Celebrity Medical Spa decided to open a med spa, it wasn't much of a leap. After all, they were already old pros at finding and stocking their posh salons with the most efficient, high-end tanning equipment they could get their hands on. They used this same approach when it came to Celebrity Medical Spa: clients can achieve radiant, youthful appearances without the hazards of surgery with treatments from Venus Concept, Obagi Medical, and other cutting-edge brands. Aesthetic experts use the crystal-free DiamondTome skin-resurfacing system to buff away dull skin and signs of aging with the power of natural diamond chips. The Venus Freeze, which has been featured on The Doctors, helps tighten sagging jowls, loose skin, and baggy sweaters with laser energy. For even more anti-aging power, the spa also offers Botox injections that help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, technicians wield lasers to remove unwanted body hair.
At Hush Tan, the sun is basically an obsolete invention. The salon?s bronzing process eschews damaging UV rays, and instead relies on a tanning formula from Infinity Sun?a blend replete with botanicals, vitamins, antioxidants, and aloe. The team applies the formula by hand to create sun-kissed glows that also conceal blemishes such as cellulite, varicose veins, and temporary tattoos that can?t take a hint. Owner Mahriah Zimmerman, a licensed esthetician, complements the tans with makeup and waxing treatments, including her signature eyebrow wax that shape brows to suite the client?s bone structure. During every treatment, Mahriah prides herself on creating a luxurious experience for her clients that is private, free of judgment, and customized to their needs.
The staff members at Eclipse Airbrush Tanning focus their talents on one thing and one thing only: giving customers a bronze glow with an airbrush tan. When clients enter, they're greeted by a trained airbrush technician and led to a private room. Before beginning, the tech will answer any questions the clients may have and discuss what type of color they're looking for. The tech then hand mixes a bottle of Eclipse's proprietary tanning solution and starts spraying with the dexterity of a silly-string sculptor. Unlike automatic spray-tan booths, which tend to produce streaks, techs ensure airbrush tans go on smooth and evenly. Typically tans develop over the course of 8–12 hours, and with proper care, can last up to two full weeks.