For more than 11 years, Ultimate Tans has helped its clients main copper complexions year round with an array of stand up and lay down beds. Stepping into the modernly styled salon, guests can inculcate a beach-ready bronze in tanning beds dialed to different intensity levels to accommodate all skin tones. A large selection of lotions and tanning products enhance each session, while the beat of Top 40 and pop music pumps through the clean air space. For a UV-free alternative, guests can also opt for VersaSpa spray-tan sessions.
With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
Before establishing Krasiva at Ambiance Tan, Olga spent her days beautifying the faces and bodies of Europe. When she brought her talents across the Atlantic, the aesthetician decided to focus on facials—including chemical peels and microdermabrasion—and waxing.
Inside her cranberry-colored salon, owner Melissa Newhouse helps bodies adopt a golden glow without the use of harmful UV rays. Wielding her airbrush wand, she applies the water-based tanning solution in the client's chosen shade, fashioning a custom sun-kissed façade that lasts up to seven days or until the sun seeks redress for patent infringement. In-salon appointments generally take about 10 to 20 minutes, though Melissa can also take her pallor-fighting prowess on the road to accommodate big events or tanning parties.
Ship Shape Tanning works with all kinds of light—and not just the rays that come from its wide array of beds. There's also the red-light energy that helps facial tissue rebuild collagen, and the gentle, natural-looking glow that bounces off bodies misted with DHA-based Norvell airbrush tanner. The sun-loving, Arizona-born owners are happy to help clients navigate the wealth of options and make sure they're tanning as safely as possible if they choose the UV route.