A flock of macaws soars across a bright blue sky, a leopard dips his toes in a serene pool, and jungle vines wind their way through the canopy overhead. This may sound like a hot vacation spot, but it's actually the décor where you're more likely to prep for your next vacation: Boca Tanning Club. Founded in 2002, Boca Tanning Club's tropical-inspired design permeates all of its locations and so does its commitment to customer satisfaction. Its salons feature top-of-the-line equipment and the convenience of 24-hour service, allowing clients to make the sun jealous by tanning in the dead of night. The warming rays of a stand-up booths and Ergoline high-pressure beds impart skin with a deep, long-lasting tan. For UV-free color, Boca Tanning Club also offers spray tanning from Norvell and VersaSpa.
The airbrush artists of Golden Mobile Spray Tan use their special airbrush-tanning equipment to create masterworks of healthy, radiant, muscle-tone-enhancing color on clients from head to toe. The spray techs arrive to patrons' chosen destinations in Hartford or Middlesex Counties and beyond, ready to glaze bodies with UV-free color in preparation for big events, photo ops, and bikini-clad excursions. Techs adjust the color of the organic, botanical solution that can be customized to clients’ skin shade and desired depth of tan.
For first-time tanners, a skin type analysis helps determine what level of glow suits their natural complexions best. Airbrush artists enhance appointments with comfort-focused details, including hair caps, feet protectors, and a privacy pop-up tent to ensure sprays bronze skin and not furniture. Once applied, spray tans develop within five hours to a radiant glow that doesn't require an honorary degree from a lightning-bug university.
At Spa 3067, talented spa specialists forge smooth skin and illuminated images with a flock of refreshing skin, nail, and waxing services. Like stripping an old floor to reveal the beautiful ice rink beneath, the 30-minute PCA chemical peel for the face uses hydroquinone and resorcinol to help create a smoother texture, fewer blemishes, and a firmer appearance, with results appearing within 5–7 days. Alternately, faces can be scrubbed and resuscitated with a thoroughly cleansing facial and the scintillating diamond crystal spray of a microdermabrasion treatment, which removes the outermost layer of skin to help reveal a face that's smooth, rejuvenated, and the perfect surface for building a Jenga tower. The spa is also skilled in oncology aesthetics, making an alluring appearance attainable for face aficionados no matter their condition.
Signature Service: Jet Clear with Stem facial
Brands Used: I use my own proprietary blends.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 11
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I supplement my main services with LED light therapy and 24K nano-gold collagen gel masks.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
I customize my treatments according to my clients' needs. I like to do combination treatments. The reason my clients love them so much is that they see results immediately. All my treatments are very result-oriented.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Having my own proprietary blends, I'm consistently striving to create better products by using the best and, in some cases, very exclusive ingredients, such as the Swiss apple stem-cell extract. I'm also very proud of the edelweiss stem cell with advanced technologies, such as nanotechnology.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Service: Tanning
Brands Used: Devoted Creations, Ed Hardy, ProTan, Designer Skin, and California Tan
Pro Tip: If [you're] coming in at peak times (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.), call ahead and make an appointment.