Malibu Tanz's amicable staff of spectrum shifters assists clients as they imbue their skin with a sun-smooched look in 15 minutes or less within a selection of UV-tanning devices. Banish pigment the shade of terrified marshmallows by relaxing beneath the 120-watt lamps in the Soltron X2-35 Kiss, or bask in the glow of the slightly more intense 140-watt bulbs found within the Ergoline Advantage 400, a sleek tanning divan equipped with easy, intuitive panels and built-in facial tanners. Otherwise, the Sun Capsule standup booth bronzifies clients comfortably without requiring them to lie down or recite arcane incantations, boasting 360-degree tanning and an integrated cooling system. Meanwhile, the three 2,000-watt lamps within the face-tanning machine work to enliven mugs in a mere 10 minutes, imparting cheeks and brows with a lasting glow for the achromatic winter season.
Each membership level offers a distinct set of benefits, ranging from the simple tonal bliss of the basic bronze-level experience to the top-tier transformative power of lounge-chair tanning with the diamond package. Depending on the individual level and bed, guests can enjoy on-board amenities that may include the use of climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs. Certain beds even have an open-air design to help alleviate feelings of claustrophobia and burritophobia, the fear of appearing delicious.
The technicians at Natural Color Spray Tans burnish skin with beach-worthy hues without exposure to UV rays. The salon offers three levels of tanning: the original sunless tan, which requires clients to wait 8–12 hours before showering; the express sunless tan, which requires 4–6 hours; and the “30 Minutes to Miami” tan, which allows clients to shower after only 30 minutes. Check out the company’s recommendations before sessions to ensure an even, natural-looking tan.
Tanning expert Rachel Isaacson delivers custom tans in about 30 minutes with her mobile beautifying equipment. After quickly setting up a private tanning tent to keep healthy glows from spreading to furniture, Isaacson airbrushes organic, skin-tinting ingredients onto human canvases. The considerate tanner provides disposable garments and flip-flops for patrons who opt not to wear their own bathing suit. The carefully applied hue lasts up to seven days or longer, depending on time spent exercising, showering, or living in an air tunnel.
At Skin Solutions Staten Island, the main focus is, of course, skin, and a team of aestheticians works to clear it of the many epidermal issues that can plague it. Some techniques are more advanced, including an extensive array of laser services that treat anything from age spots and acne to spider veins and loss of elasticity. There are cellulite treatments, too, as well as Botox injections and permanent-makeup applications.
More traditional therapies include several types of facials, such as glycolic peels and deep-pore cleansing. Body treatments nourish the skin with seaweed wraps or honey-almond scrubs, and massage therapy relaxes muscles with Swedish, hot-stone, or reflexology sessions.