Founder Todd Beckman opened the first Tan Company location, then called The St. Louis Tan Company, in 1994 with a pair of average-size sun retreats. After perfecting a superstore concept with multiple levels of tanning beds and an intrepid-reporter alter ego, Beckman's bronzing business now spans 53 locations in 8 states, including 39 locations in the St. Louis area. Todd ensures each salon keeps the same high standards that won the 2010 award for Best Tanning in St. Louis from CityVoter.
A knowledgeable staff maintains each bright, highly sanitized environment and stocks shelves with Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin tanning products. The Tan Company also fashions UV-free tans with Mystic Tan standup booths that evenly spritz bodies with a paraben-free DHA solution infused with aloe vera.
Pacific Beach's Beauty Angel treatment pairs beautification and physique sculpting in a series of 10-minute sessions combining light therapy, vibration, and platform-based exercise. Within the stand-up booth, clients bask in a safe red light that works to reawaken the body's collagen and elastin factories, disentangling wrinkles around the eyes and firming skin across the entire physique. The booth sports a vibrating platform designed to help break down cellulite and further stimulate epidermal collagen production. The vibrating motion also facilitates muscle toning and recovery by relaxing fibers. After seven daily sessions over one week, wrinkles may begin to diminish, cellulite may begin fade, and skin may begin smooth out, negating the need to seek eternal youth in every municipal fountain.
At Sun Rays, an exhaustive list of UV and UV-free tanning services sheathes bodies in golden veneers. Tanning packages cater to the entire corpus with 20-minute sessions in a Sunvision tanning bed; leg tans show preferential treatment with light focused exclusively on the gams. A comfort chair allows recumbent positioning during the session, and UV glasses protect the eyes from light rays and radioactive slideshows of embarrassing family photos. Alternatively, guests can opt for a UV-free glow with airbrush tanning services. Technicians spray epidermises in Playboy airbrush solution, imparting a bronze finish that lasts up to seven days, about the time it takes to color the entire body with a burnt-sienna crayon.
A great tan is only the beginning of a dazzling, fresh-from-the-beach look. Fit N Tan has got you covered, with body wraps, teeth whitening, and red-light therapy to complement its full-spectrum tanning services. The salon's state-of-the-art sunbeds help you build a base tan with limited UV exposure, while Mystic and VersaSpa spray tanning and airbrush tans give you a bronze glow with no UV exposure at all. To ensure that tan skin is also healthy-looking skin, Fit N Tan offers red-light therapy to minimize wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars.
STL SUN TAN's technicians assemble custom tanning packages, skincare, and teeth whitening to help clients feel their best. The staple of their repertoire is, of course, tanning, and they boast 48 unique beds in addition to Mystic Spray Tan booths and precise airbrush tanning services. In short, they help clients get the look they're after with or without UV light. Each beauty service is performed in an environment they describe as "freakishly clean," meaning, presumably, that the beds are pristine, no dust bunnies lurk in corners, and there are no circus freaks to be found.