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.
Stylist and owner April King and her team of 13 makeover mavens bedazzle patrons with a bevy of esthetician services at United Hairlines & Tan Lines. Visages nicked while bobbing for sea urchins get smoothed and rejuvenated during a one-hour facial ($60), and a therapist de-knots bodies in the 45-minute massage ($45). An exfoliating body scrub ($45) refreshes weary pores while an added paraffin treatment ($10) soothes skin to a smooth sheen without wasting precious candle resources.
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.
Through the concentrated use of infrared light, L.A. Tans & Aesthetic Center helps clients reach their health apex through internal cleansing treatments. Take a seat in the sauna, a steam-free booth filled with infrared heaters waiting to saturate the skin in radiance as powerful as the sun's, minus the damaging ultraviolet rays and obnoxious ego. The infrared heat targets fat cells, lifts them head over heels, and shakes their pockets loose of contaminants in the form of perspiration. Infrared sessions are thought to increase circulation and stimulate tissues, which may be useful for treating arthritis or limbering up for a strenuous jazz-hands performance.
Bright blue and red lights radiate from a collection of tanning booths in the back of Solea Tanning & Beauty Lounge, bathing private rooms in technicolor tones. The front holds equally colorful couches and a unique wavy desk, designed to both catch the eye and firmly remind guests not to sit on it. This well-thought-out decor emits an air of confidence and beauty—the very same traits that the salon aims to instill in its clients through services such as facials, cellulite removal, and tanning.