A featured guest on Arizona Midday, Breanne Pelto has earned attention for pouring her nine years of experience as a certified sunless-tanning specialist into her beauty bar, Twinkle Tan. When certified techs lead customers into private treatment rooms, they provide disposable undergarments and hair ties before crafting custom airbrush tans with FDA-approved concoctions. By misting each client by hand and employing a full array of hues, Breanne's techs can avoid streaks and carrot-like complexions while hiding cellulite, spider veins, and blemishes. In addition to tanning, Breanne also offers teeth whitening and hair extensions made out of repurposed extension cords. Plush zebra-print chairs beckon incoming guests as beaded curtains glisten in the light of a crystal chandelier. Along the walls, racks of clothes and accessories entice the eyes.
Seven days a week, Darque Tan's clients can bronze their bodies with the more than 20 tanning beds and spray-tan booths lining each of Darque Tan’s 100 salons across the US. Each location's tanners are kept highly sanitized, undergoing a 50-point cleaning inspection by a separate cleaning staff to ensure all of the tanning beds, both stand-up and lie-down, and UV-free Mystic Tan booths remain in tip-top tanning shape. Clients new to tanning or bronzing up for a special occasion can work on a personalized tanning game plan crafted by one of Darque Tan’s knowledgeable staffers, each of whom must pass a detailed training program before hitting the salon floor. Most Darque Tan salons also boast a Kid Zone, which provides a safe haven for youngsters to wait, watching TV shows, reading a book, or using their imagination to grow a tail and chase it.
At Tan Factory, patrons slip from standup Saturn tanning beds or lie-down units, their skin warm and bronzed. The UVA-based high-pressure beds leave bodies with golden hues, and red-light-therapy beds hum as they generously spread a glow to stimulate collagen-producing fibroblasts during 15-minute sessions. As the light penetrates epidermal layers, it activates the body?s natural processes to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and scars, restoring youthful sleekness and an ability to make convincing shadow puppets of dolphins. Those seeking to augment skin with sunless color step into a Mystic Tan or VersaSpa Spray booth and emerge 60 seconds later with fully toasted coats that last up to eight days.
Upon entering Golden Goddess Tan, pale skin instantly surrenders to the salon's selection of bronzing services. Eschewing tanning beds, which contain harmful UV radiation and often open wormholes to George Hamilton's pool, Golden Goddess Tan only offers airbrush tanning, a safer alternative. Utilizing a solution that's approved by the FDA and the American Academy of Dermatology, Golden Goddess Tan customizes its airbrush tans to complement clients' skin tone. The bronzing formula also includes anti-aging solutions that promote collagen and moisturize the skin.
Though miles from the nearest ocean, Future Sun Tanning manages to create a seaside atmosphere in its cozy shop. Past the reception area's aqua blue accent wall lies a long hallway painted with sandy hues. Private rooms branch off from this hall; nestled in each one is a tanning bed or booth, imparting UV rays to coax sun-kissed color to the skin's surface. Customers who want immediate color opt for Mystic tan spray tans, which mists the skin with bronze tones as it delivers a dose of hydration.
Tamed's aestheticians battle unruly hair into submission. Rather than rely on scissors and products, though, they uproot the problem entirely with their waxing treatments. They offer full-body waxing for men and women, as well skin treatments and airbrush tanning.