SMART TAN SALONS FasterSafer UVplus earns its acclaim by sun-kissing hides with an array of tanning services, from beds and facial tanners to UV-free spray tanning. An educated staff of body bronzers guides patrons to their best tanning option after a complimentary skin-type analysis, which determines skin sensitivity and penchant for turning sunshine into superpowers. One of the beds, standup booths, or facial tanners gently shades skin with high-pressure bulbs while keeping bodies cool with air-conditioning, entertaining ears with iPod music selections, and boosting the tongue's self-esteem with voice-guided controls. Alternatively, spray booths coat skin in an even, natural-looking bronze without UV rays. Clients relax amid the cosmopolitan vibes emanating from the stone mantel fireplace and leather couches and take advantage of complimentary amenities such as towels, aromatherapy, and manicure UV protectors to ensure that painted finger portraits of Winston Churchill don't fade.
Once Boston Tan Co. was a tiny little shop with just nine beds?so tiny, in fact, that it shared its space with a hair salon. 30 years later, the company has grown so large, it now boasts more than 17 separate tanning rooms, where clients can adopt a golden glow and enjoy their personal music in private. The equipment includes three levels of UV beds and booths, some outfitted with face and shoulder lamps, and cooling systems, and some with 360 technology to avoid tan lines. Meanwhile, those who seek a sun-kissed look that doesn't involve basking in UV rays or steeping themselves in strong tea can opt for Mystic Tan spray tans, which mist skin evenly in just 60-seconds.
The friendly staff at Incredible Tan provides an array of tanning services in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Traditional tanners can choose from multiple booths and beds in a variety of wattages to build glows from a loose-leaf-paper pale to a pirate-baiting gold. Enjoy verticalized vamping with six 10-minute sessions in the Perfect 10 booth ($76), or opt for a horizontal, high-pressured hug with three 10-minute sessions in the Future HP tanning bed ($61). Those looking for a UV-free hue may prefer to unlock the bronzing wizardry of the Mystic Tan, which offers three levels of spray-on color in one application. Mystic Tans darken over four to six hours, and typically last four to seven days, ensuring you'll have a healthy glow during your wedding, honeymoon, and initial divorce proceedings. Streak-free spray enthusiasts can also opt for an expert-applied airbrush spray tan. Get one full-body session ($50), or single out your face ($15) for the sunshine spritz of the airbrush tan. A number of products are also available for at-home melanin maintenance.
There's more than one way to tan a hide, and Sun Touch Tanning provides a slew of them. With 12-minute VHR tanning beds and 9-minute Sun Capsule standup booths in its glow-giving arsenal, clients receive tans with some of the latest in UV technology. But since UV tanning isn't for everyone, so Sun Touch Tanning also gilts tanners with spray tans applied by certified technicians. Those same techs can travel to homes for private spray-tan parties to coat party-goers in solutions that leave skin one to two shades darker. Parties can even include solutions that set in one hour, making them ideal for a bachelorette party, girls' night out, or Come as Your Favorite Wood costume gala.
In their spacious, clean, and summer-themed salon, the staff of Caribbean Sun emphasizes the importance of an even, moisturized, and lasting summer glow. By pairing each spray or UV tan with a trip to their cell-soaking hydration station, customers see results that last longer and feel as smooth as a sweet-talking dolphin. For a faux glow that resembles a sunbathed bronze or the results of one thousand trips to the moon, hop in the Matrix V28, a high-pressure, 360-degree stand-up tanning booth. Sessions in this UV-spewing human capsule last 12 minutes and are thought to caramel-dip the epidermis six to eight times quicker than traditional tanning beds.