A tan can accomplish a lot for the skin: it can add a golden luster, highlight muscle tone, and even hide imperfections. The one thing it shouldn’t do, however, is damage skin. Experts such as Kim at Spray Tan California assist clients in protecting their skin and making it look the way they want it to look. Kim is an expert in sunless sprays, so she can custom apply two layers of safe, hypoallergenic, oil-free DHA sprays to skin to bring out a glowing color that stays for up to seven days. She can apply the color in just 15 minutes at her studio or remotely at a place of her client’s choosing—just not at the National Archives in front of the perfectly tan Declaration of Independence. With this process, she ensures that tan lines disappear in time for special occasions.
Tropic Image Tan bronzes bodies seven days a week using a Norvell airbrush unit or high-wattage tanning beds. A pair of spray tans gilds epidermal terrain sans UV rays, with each sunless tan lasting up to a week. The tanning solution reacts with a naturally occurring protein to darken the skin, a process significantly less messy than bathing in pried-open ink cartridges. Alternatively, clients can opt for a month of tanning on four levels of beds, extending their sun-kissed look without risking singed lips. The tanning emporium offers free goggles to first-time customers and sells them to repeat visitors. The month-long unlimited package also includes a free spray tan. Tropic Image Tan cultivates information as well as browner bodies. Browse their FAQ page to soak up their high-wattage knowledge rays.
At Sun Spa Salon, hairstylist Nicole Brungardt sculpts tresses into face-flattering shapes. Nicole is part of a team of seasoned stylists who primp tresses with haircuts and highlights, bronze skin with tanning booths, and keep their boutique stocked with handbags, flip-flops, jewelry, and animatronic doubles of their customers.
Sun Studio Tanning’s educated staffers outfit pallid pelts with darker coats using high-quality UV beds and 60-second UV-free spray tans. Their horizontal and upright beds range from low pressure to high pressure, laying down a base color before working skins up to deep, rich golden glows. Mid-pressure beds feature high-pressure face and shoulder lamps to simulate natural tans like those achieved by being outdoors or tackling a radioactive rugby player. High-pressure beds suspend tanners amid 360-degree lamps atop a contoured acrylic support, giving all-over even, consistent color. Mystic tan booths, meanwhile, are UV-free and darken skin by up to two shades in 60 seconds.
Island Tan OC believes everyone looks better with a tan, and it helps clients achieve that sun-kissed glow with traditional horizontal tanning beds, standup booths, and spray tanning. Its gold-level standup booth keeps bodies cool with body fans, which circulate air more efficiently than staffers frantically waving their arms. Bronze-level reclining beds come with client-controlled facial tanners, and Mystic Tan spray booths and custom airbrush bronzing offer UV-free options. After a gilding session, patrons can further adorn their limbs with the shop's supply of bikinis, jewelry, and makeup.
Ranging in power from a light sizzle to the concentrated energy of a thousand miniature suns, the eight tanning beds at Blazing Beds Tanning lend patrons sun-kissed color at the intensity of their choosing. Unlike a sweltering day on the beach or sitting in the kitchen with the oven on, patrons stay cool while getting color thanks to in-room air-conditioning. The center’s techs also embrace bulb-free tanning, misting skin with air-brush solutions customized to skin color and type. Patrons can supplement their unsun-worshipping sessions with accessories including bathing suits and lotions.