The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
Perfect Tan's airbrush artists swathe skin in custom-blended tanning formulas that enhance beauty and self-confidence without UV exposure. The salon’s technicians show a remarkable concern for detail during spray-tan applications, evenly covering the skin with a DHA-based solution derived from sugar beets. Each appointment consists of a brief consultation, five minutes of spraying, and a warm blast of blow-dryer air. Natural-looking hues, such as cocoa, almond, and deep-fried chocolate, swirl together to create a custom color that radiates from skin for several days. Body butters, sugar scrubs, and moisturizers from brands such as Rain and Jamaica Me Tan line the shelves of the studio's boutique; these and other products can help patrons maintain a healthy, hydrated glow.
Jennifer Bradley knows the frustration of having acne-prone skin. After years of trying everything on the market left her with empty product containers, a skyrocketing cosmetic budget, and the same old acne, she decided to take matters into her own hands. That's when the singer, actress, and professional makeup artist created her own skincare and makeup line. She set a few simple rules for herself: the products had to actually improve the look of skin and she couldn't resort to harsh chemicals, fragrances, or face swaps with an acne-free friend.
The line was a hit, and while she shares it with her students, the complexion-clearing palliatives have travelled well beyond the classroom. Bradley has pampered celebrities including Barack and Michelle Obama and Sharon Osborne with her natural products, which have been featured on NBC News and in People magazine.