With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
For more than 20 years, the certified staffers at California Tan have added pop to pigment within an office basking under the West Coast sunshine. In addition to offering 12 beds with four levels of tanning, they can design custom tanning plans that gradually build up a richer complexion over time. To augment the warm glow of the bed lights, they provide lotions by Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold. They also house a UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booth, which evenly slicks standing bodies with a deluxe bronzing potion. To complete the day-on-the-beach feeling, they lead guests to their SpaCapsule dry aqua massager that kneads newly tanned backs using 28 water jets. In addition to tanning and massage services, they carry swimwear, including two-piece bathing suits, perfect for beach outings or informal State of the Union addresses. They also stock their shelves with vitamins and dietary supplements to ensure the inside of the body is as attractive as the outside is.
The skillful staff at Vibrant Tanning Too, named one of the area's best tanning salons by viewers of KCRA 3, guides patrons toward a sun-kissed glow through various tanning techniques. The high-powered lamps in a Gold-level or more intense Diamond-level bed darken epidermises to give bodies a beach-ready look or help them perfect their wheat-penny impressions. During 20-minute red-light rejuvenation sessions, an arsenal of light beams works to promote the production of collagen and elastin, allowing scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles to parachute from skin surfaces. Alternatively, trained and certified technicians can deftly apply airbrushed color in 15-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, deepening the skin's hue to a light tan, deep bronze, or festive green polka dot for up to 11 vacation-like days.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Named for its location among the landmarks, art galleries, and shops in historic Folsom, District 605 offers guests contemporary cuts and styles in a boutique-style ambiance. The staff—which includes a senior stylist certified in L'Oréal Professional, Redken, and Rusk color lines; a corrective-color specialist; and a stylist trained at the Paul Mitchell school—stays ahead of the latest trends with continuing education. Their expertise in designing and coloring hair earned the salon nominations in the Best Hair Salon category of CityVoter's 2011 and 2012 KCRA 3 A-List. In addition to cuts and color, they perform smoothing treatments and extensions, as well as nail services and makeup. The team's airbrush tanning artists can ready skin for the beach and make it easier to sneak up on fellow museum-goers at a Bronze Age exhibit.
Powered by friendly, automated furbishing machines, Planet Beach Contempo Spa rejuvenates physiques as it shuttles minds to futuristic states of refreshment. Founder Stephen Smith established the franchise's inaugural shop in the space vacated by a down-and-out tanning salon called Electric Beach. After tweaking the name to reflect his dream of creating an otherworldly relaxation haven, he opened the doors and began filling New Orleans with tanned bodies.
Today, Planet Beach patrons can pop in for much more than just tanning; services such as red-light therapy accost wrinkles with infrared photons designed to stimulate collagen production, and UV therapy can boost moods and darken skin, much like showering with a bar of chocolate. Clients can also detoxify with the hydration capsule, which saturates bodies with waves of steam that can open pores. Bolstered by a line of beauty-enhancing products, aesthetic treatments such as custom airbrush tanning and teeth whitening make outer shells glow brighter than an embarrassed quasar.
I B Tan bronzes bods with standard, contour, standup, and turbo beds. Its knowledgeable staff can assist clients in picking the ideal tanning option for them based on skin type and desired darkness. In addition to tanning, the staff beautifies skin with red-light therapy bed sessions that reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other blemishes.