Lauren Palmer, Jodie Frederick, and Bethany Hootsell expertly wield special air compressors that mist tanning solutions over clients’ bodies for an even golden hue. During spray tans, clients can opt for an anti-aging solution packed with antioxidants or added fragrances such as pineapple or orange-ginger. The trio also specializes in body-contouring spray tans, which create definition and the appearance of a slimmer waistline and coveted 24-pack. They round out their services with customized facials, body waxing, and Shellac manicures.
Those looking for custom color perfectly suited to their skin tone will feel right at home within Sun Gallery, which won Jackson Free Press' "Best Tanning Salon of Jackson" in 2010, 2011, and 2012. At either of their impeccably clean studios, friendly tanning experts help clients attain their best-ever bronze thanks to a unique rotational method that guides them through three levels of beds with differing intensities. When used in a specific rotational pattern, the method helps build a longer-lasting, natural-looking glow that builds gradually, creating an even suntan, avoiding burns, and increasing the natural production of Vitamin D.
Airbrush services lend ephemeral shading for special events or the UV-shy. Unlike some studios where the spray tans are performed by machines, Sun Gallery's are performed by real airbrush experts who spray it on by hand, ensuring a glow that is streak-less and customized to each customer's contours in only 30 minutes.
Breezy Bugs' amiable gilding staff employs a variety of body-burnishing techniques to imbue sallow bone sacks with lively color. Hop into a tanning bed for a UV blast that provides all the bronzing effects of a day at the beach without the hassle of wrapping water-sensitive skin in plastic. While hue hunters seeking a simple tan can gain a month's worth of access to the standard 15-minute beds, those looking for a bear hug of an ultraviolet embrace can opt for a month of 12-minute superlevel sessions.
With elegant décor and a warm color scheme to back them up, Bloom’s spa specialists excel at comforting hands and feet. Kick back in a plush throne while the trained talon tamers pamper glove- and stocking-stuffers with a spa manicure (a $20 value) and pedicure (a $40 value). The hand-focused half of the mani-pedi nurtures less-than-divine upper digits back to prime dog-petting condition, and the pedicure gussies up lower paws with skin-soothing care as each member of the 10-pronged posse is trimmed, buffed, and shined to stageworthy glory. Palms and soles are softened after hostile calluses and cuticles are exiled from the premises, leaving behind a lush landscape at the ends of grateful limbs.
Voted Best Tanning in 2009 by Jackson CityVoters for its Ridgeland location, Solar 51 bronzes winter-weary bodies with more than 50 tanning beds. For a tawny complexion free of UV rays, Mystic Tan spray-tan booths cover the entire corpus with a fine mist and a custom solution infused with aloe vera to keep skin hydrated. To facilitate traditional tans, the staff curate a selection of popular tanning lotions, including White 2 Black, Hot Mess, and Reborn Couture. Each of the salon’s employees are Smart Tan–certified, which prepares them to help clients achieve coppery hues while practicing long division.