Ten to fifteen minutes. That's all the time it takes for the tanning experts at Simply Sunless to update pallid skin with a beach-ready bronze color—and they accomplish this feat without using wish-granting genies. Instead, the staff uses airbrushes to evenly apply custom tanning solutions, which gradually darken skin to the desired shade. They can also supply their customers with specialty lotions designed to enhance and prolong the life of sun-kissed hues. Simply Sunless' tanning team works out of a spa room near downtown Ocala, and they can also travel to homes for on-location tanning.
With a variety of quality tanning beds and UV-free airbrush tanning, Aruba Tan imbues chromatically challenged hides with sun-kissed glows. Those looking to jumpstart their skin's vitamin D factories can get the bronzing benefits of a day at the beach with a session in basic 20-minute ($40) or mid-grade 15-minute ($50) beds. For faster, more-efficient penny impressions, Aruba Tan also boasts high-intensity 13-minute beds and 12-minute booths ($60). UV-shy meat suits can opt for an airbrush tanning session ($40) to get a golden misting that helps improve their complexion and increases their chances of ending up on a famous actor's mantle during Oscar season.
Inside Sun Kissed Tanning & More, walls are covered with bursts of tropical pinks, purples, and yellows that resemble a deconstructed sunset. High-energy staff answer all tanning questions and help customers select tanning lotions from a large inventory in the lobby. The salon also supplies frequent tanners with their own cubby space, where they can store lotions, goggles, and the spacesuit they wear to formal events.
With their art-deco accents and space-age silhouettes, the sleek Ergoline tanning machines inside Hot Spot Tanning Spa look like props from futuristic films. In the booths, UV rays warm skin and leave it with a bronze glow bolstered by a selection of Designer Skin tanning solutions, including Black Dahlia, Obsidian, and Chez Mystique. Beds in both upright and horizontal configurations direct up to 10,000 watts of power at pale skin and make users comfortable with features such as adjustable facial lamps and music. Nearby, Mystic booths quickly mist skin, letting patrons develop a deep tan without UV light or eating a pair of khaki pants every day. In addition, far-infrared body wraps designed by SudaTonic can help complete beautification sessions by reducing the appearance of cellulite and other skin imperfections.
An oasis of UV equipment develops rich base colors inside Downtown Tans, which itself is nestled inside Alter Ego Fitness. Spray tanning has no place within the light-based center. The staff maintains high-pressure booths from Hollywood Tans and The Solar System that principally emit UVA light, blocking out most UVB rays that stimulate exfoliation and cause tans to fade. Recognizing that a healthy, long-lasting glow must be nurtured, the staff eagerly shares advice on how to create a base tan in two to three sessions. Clients can also invest in memberships so that their well-earned tans won't invert in moon light.
Whether the desired effect is an incrementally darker hue or a deep tan that says “I just spent a week either on the sun or in Cairo,” the airbrush specialists at Golden Gator Airbrush Tanning customize each airbrush session with organic Norvell Amber Sun solution. They harness more than nine years of experience as they camouflage varicose veins and blend unwanted tan lines while bestowing skin with a streak-free finish in one of eight natural-looking shades. The studio's large tanning area is fully ventilated to ensure that excess particles of the tanning solution won't compromise guests' even tans. All sessions conclude with a powdered drying technique so that guests can saunter outside directly after tans without sticky or still-wet skin.
When Lauren Anderson joined her sister Kelley at the helm of LAE Beauty, she didn’t need many introductions. People already knew the confident blonde from her centerfold in Playboy. Though more than a decade has passed since Lauren’s first magazine appearance, her impact on the beauty industry continues to grow. With the help of highly specialized staffers, including a physician and licensed aesthetician, LAE Beauty offers an assortment of beautifying services, from tanning and facials to botox and medical weight-loss treatments.