The owner of Body and Sol Bronzing render figures dark and bronzed with UV-free spray tans. In fifteen minutes, they cover pale skin with flawless tans, and offer a spectrum of custom colors for clients to choose from, beginning with Simply Sexy, which produces a light, sun-kissed tone, and ending at Hedonism, which elicits a dark, deep tan that betrays hours spent on the beach. Groups of friends don’t even need to leave home; technicians offer mobile spray tans to a minimum of six people wishing to throw a tanning gala. For those wishing to further accessorize their newly bronzed look, the studio and website offer a selection of costume jewelry and creates fashionable glitter tattoos.
Brushed Tanning Studio's skilled spray-gun wielders provide a healthy alternative to traditional sun worship with UV-free sunless-tanning treatments. Using an FDA approved, 100% organic formula derived from raw sugar cane, certified technicians carefully cover every curve and contour with a golden glow that gradually appears over the course of 24 hours. The entire process takes as little as 10 minutes and lasts an average of 7–10 days, though results can last up to two weeks for clients who exfoliate sparingly or are particularly adept at time travel.
Totally Tan’s turquoise-colored salon, festooned with beach artwork and tropical foliage, eschews traditional sun-drawn tanning techniques with a collection of body-bronzing devices that embellishes skin in the face of time constraints and inclement weather. Lay-down tanners recline in the SunVision Elite bed for 20-minute sessions that darken epidermal expanses with 32 light bulbs and hundreds of commissioned fireflies. Visitors can also achieve golden exteriors by standing in the SunDome tanning booth, basking in the powerful glow of 48 light bulbs for 10 minutes. Those wishing to elude UV rays altogether can enlist their soul cages in a spray tan that evenly coats bodies in a deep, natural-looking hue that lasts around seven days.
Nestled inside an intimate boutique, Zuma Beach Tanning & Spa’s Matrix tanning beds grant deep, even tans to each client who steps inside them. Each futuristic bed is outfitted with high-powered bulbs that darken the skin while fortifying the body with Vitamin D. A UV-free spray-tanning session also gives bodies a natural-looking glow akin to that acquired by lounging on the beach or on the tip of the sun’s nose. Zuma's services also firm up skin through nourishing facials and tone bodies with It Works! Skinny Wraps.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
Hollywood Tans, one of the nation’s largest chains of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable types of stand-up UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment. Five 11-minute bouts ($40) inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth are enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray-tan booth ($30) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that lasts 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas.