Housing standup booths and three levels of tanning beds, The Tanning Company helps patrons sport sun-kissed exteriors regardless of the season. Whether vertical or horizontal, the equipment bronzes skin with features including miniature suns and dedicated bulbs for the side, shoulder, and face while keeping bods cool with adjustable fans.
Alternatively, staffers airbrush clients to create quick, UV-free glows. These custom spray tans evenly coat skin in an organic solution that, with proper maintenance, can render results that last for up to seven days. They also administer a signature "tanning cocktail," which combines spray tans with standup tanning-bed sessions.
Sunsational Tan caters to both camps of bronze-seekers with spray tanning and tanning beds. A Matrix L33 tanning bed uses a high-pressure tanning system, which incorporates a non-standard ratio of UV/A to EV/B to dole out a darker, longer-lasting fruit for your sedentary efforts. Sunsational Tan recommends spacing Matrix sessions about a week apart for best results. Those who shun the sun can opt for five MagicTan spray tans, which take about 60 seconds to shed dull layers and reveal a smooth, summery glow. See the Sunsational website for hours and bonus tan-bits.
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. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Uvasun, mentioned on the hit show Entourage, keeps its clients paparazzi-ready with an array of tanning services. Controlled UV rays bronze the skin inside standup and lie-down tanning capsules. Alternatively, spray systems coat skin in color and hydration, using formulas that include Mystic Tan and Uvasun’s exclusive tanning spray, Liquid Sun, which is designed to look natural and more uniform while giving off a pleasant citrus scent that makes it easier to hide in orange groves. Other forms of light benefit the skin and body in different ways, from acne-treating blue light to anti-aging red light to SlimStar body wraps, which draw on the infrared portion of the light spectrum to contour the body.
At Hollywood Tans, tanning experts darken skin and bronze dermises with state-of-the-art UV beds and UV-free spray-tan booths. Using a technique called tanetics, staffers help patrons optimize their tans by evaluating skin tone, sun sensitivity, and tanning goals before compiling the information into a recommended tanning regimen. A trio of upright booths recolors bodies in 8-, 10-, or 11-minute intervals, while UV-free tans use a mixture of DHA, bronzers, and moisture to darken skin with even, custom tans that last for five to seven days, much like the sincerest hugs.
For three decades, the bakers at Melrose Baking Company have used all-natural ingredients to lovingly create fresh, crusty breads from scratch, and without the use of preservatives. Today, the bakery crafts more than 200 different doughy creations, from rosemary-garlic focaccia to soft and salty pretzel rolls disguised as non-pretzel-shaped loaves.