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.
Behind each door in R U Tan's spa-like facilities lie state-of-the-art tanning beds that vary in strength and style. The tanning center's certified consultants can help bronze enthusiasts select the best bed for their skin type or help assemble a tanning plan that combines sessions in the standup bed, the plush Extreme bed, or the Hydration Station bed that resembles Woody Allen's time-traveling vessel in Sleeper. Experienced spray-tanning techs provide an alternative to UV-ray bathing by instantaneously coating the skin in an even, natural-looking tone.
R U Tan salons boast four tiers of increasingly intense tanning options that reach their pinnacle in the gigaSun bed?rich in amenities like air conditioning, speakers, and a massager. The establishments also provide UV-free options, including the computer-guided nozzles of Mystic Tan standup spray-tanning booths. The staff includes airbrush technicians, who apply custom spray tans that evenly coat each body's unique curves.
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.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
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.