The Smart Tan–certified staff at Summer Illusions Tanning Studios taps its wealth of training to help clients safely and quickly build up summery tans. As guests arrive, the staff stands ready in the lobby to serve as a depository of knowledge on which of the salon’s UV, automated spray, and custom airbrush tans best suit their skin types and ability to look stylish in tanning goggles. The experts then lead their clients to an easy-to-use UV bed, inside an automated MyMyst spray-tanning booth, or beneath an airbrushing wand for custom spray tans that create contoured, streak-free glows for up to 10 days. To keep skin beach ready, clients can enter the detox sauna for some added help with weight loss and skin elasticity.
At Prima Tan, clients darken skin inside stand-up and lie-down tanning booths and placate muscles inside an infrared sauna. Tanners can turn mind matter on auto pilot as 42 bulbs bronze bodies from head to toe inside a Solaris lie-down bed with Xtreme Reflection face tanners. Or, spend 12 minutes contemplating eternity while lounging inside an ergonomically designed StarPower bed, equipped with canopy, bench, facial, and shoulder tanning bulbs, as well as stereo speakers to stare at during sessions. Meanwhile, torsos stand upright inside a Sundome 548V booth, which evenly tans bodies during 10-minute no-contact sessions. A solid-wood sauna's infrared rays warm up dermises and cold, cold hearts during 30-minute sessions that can burn up to 400 calories. The sauna is designed to have sweat carry away toxins, and the heat can help bolster circulation, abate pain, and diminish the appearance of cellulite. Clients can also peruse Prima's selection of designer skin lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty.
Tanorama bronzes complexions with a combination of spray-tanning booths and traditional UV tanning beds. With 30 days' worth of unlimited access to the studio's tanning beds, patrons can gild their epidermal terrain under controlled conditions with a trained staff carefully monitoring their bronzing progress. Spray-tan booths, meanwhile, add golden hues to skin with a personalized tanning formula and showers of confetti, instantly giving bodies more radiant glows and more even complexions. Tanorama advises against wearing perfumes, skincare products, or cotton-candy hats during tanning sessions.
The staff at West Salon and Spa beautifies visages six days a week with products by Kevin Murphy, Guinot, and Moroccanoil. As some stylists clip tresses, others tint strands with Affinage hair colour or Infiniti permanent hair-colour cream, which boasts low ammonia and thoroughly covers up grey strands. Techs can also coat facades with safe spray-tanning solutions and prune fuzzy regions with aromatherapy essential wax. To prep brides for their big day, staffers arrange bridal packages by combining their skills and the powers granted by their magical rings.
Bodies emerge from Bora Bora tanning salon as bronzed as travellers returning from its namesake island. Inside the building, guests can choose from state-of-the-art beds, stand-up units, or UV-free airbrush tans applied by skilled technicians and floating cartoon brushes.