Getting a tan typically requires a sunny day, a beach, and most importantly, an open schedule. When time becomes an obstacle to achieving a summery glow, Tanner’s Paradise expedites the tanning process with its four levels of high-powered beds, from the level 1 Genesis beds to the level 4 Saturn beds. Those wishing to eschew UV rays altogether can step into Tanner's automated Mystic Tan spray booths, which engulf bodies in a mist of DHA, bronzers, aloe, and moisturizers resulting in a streak-free tan that lasts up to 10 days. The salon’s Smart Tan–certified staff helps clients further darken their complexions with a range of Designer Skin and Luminary accelerator lotions, which boost the effectiveness of bronzing sessions and render bodies slippery enough to escape awkwardly long hugs.
Eliana and Viviane Jardim grew up on the beaches of Brazil, and when they moved to the United States, they brought a little bit of the Brazilian sun with them. The business they opened, Samba Glow, specializes in personalized airbrush spray tans. Armed with a spray applicator, technicians apply either a clear solution that develops over the course of 8–10 hours or a bronzer that’s visible right away. The DHA-based formula for each is free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, white tempera paint, and artificial fragrances, leaving room for certified-organic aloe-vera extracts, vitamin A, vitamin E, and various antioxidants that help leave skin firm and smooth. At their new Menlo Park location, the Jardim sisters decided to branch out into other beautification services—such as waxing and a full lash and brow bar—as well as retail, selling bathing suits and resort-wear designed to show off the tanning techs’ handiwork.
The Smart Tan?certified staffers at Ingrid's Suntanning work to safely bronze skin, whether they?re offering UV-free spray tans or monitoring bulb intensity in one of the beds or booths. They maintain tanning beds with open-style bronzing that obviates any claustrophobic feelings as well as beds equipped with televisions that allow for the enjoyment of favorite channels. The team also offers a color moods light-therapy tanning enhancement that surrounds clients with their choice of colors, ranging from pink for happy to green for schadenfreude. For UV-free tanning, the skilled technicians use the Norvell airbrush system to carefully contour curves and muscles for a 100% custom experience. They also present the Mystic Tan booth, which coats skin with one shot in a uniform glow.
Each member of Stript Wax Bar's staff specializes in waxing, using top-shelf waxing products and artful technique to efficiently strip away hair. Technicians ensure cleanliness through a strict no-double-dipping policy, clearing away hair as guests lounge in soothing environs.
The massage therapists at Willows Touch reduce pain and everyday stress with massage styles ranging from relaxing Swedish to targeted sports or prenatal. In addition to doling out spa services such as airbrush tanning, body wraps, spa parties, and salt scrubs from inside the studio, the crew also travels to offices or corporate events to help to alleviate workplace stress and provides backstage massages for celebrities, musicians, or magicians' assistants who have been recently sewn back together.
The staff at Glam Tan, located inside Spoil Me Salon, use airbrushes to apply custom Norvell spray-tanning solutions. The vegan, paraban-free, and gluten-free sprays can give all skin tones a custom sun-kissed glow without using UV rays. The solution also moisturizes and nourishes skin with a blend of vitamin and antioxidants.