Adhering to the motto "eat, sleep, tan," the dedicated staff at Body Heat Tanning keeps clients sun-kissed with hand-applied wisps of Norvell tanning solution and a range of traditional tanning beds. Certified Norvell technicians mist bodies with Norvell’s sunless skin darkener, which leaves skin glowing bronze rather than Oompa Loompa orange. The staff imitates the sun's natural distribution of light as they linger on parts that typically receive greater exposure and whisks past those that typically receive less. Spray tans take 20–30 minutes to apply and typically last five to seven days, gradually fading as outer skin layers slough off.
A waterfall babbles over stones and splashes plants outside. Inside the themed private rooms set the scene for massage and holistic therapies. Touch of Class Day Spa's serene decor and skilled technicians have caught the eyes of many. Even former Coral Springs mayor Scott Brook praises the place, echoing the state emperor in saying, "I love coming to Touch of Class. I love everything about the place from the moment I walk in: The fragrance is wonderful, the service is excellent."
The spa specializes in couples massage, though it also offers custom and clinical facials, body wraps and scrubs, and waxing. Duos can settle down for a side-by-side massage in the garden-themed couples room or step into the second floor's Moroccan couples room, where swaths of vivid fabric billow out from the ceiling. Indian, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Thai treatment rooms also swaddle clients in exotic patterns and ambiances.
The reflections of fluorescent lights sparkle off glossy floors at Electric Sun Tanning Salons, but the vibrant interior is not the space's most notable use of light. The salon boasts a fleet of tanning beds with five different levels of bronzing intensity for tanners of all complexions. For a UV-free alternative, guests can enter the standup booth of the VersaSpa spray-tanning system, which coats bodies in an even, natural-looking tan.
An airbrush artist hand sprays an organic solution that leaves skin tan for up to 10 days. Nearby, standup and lie-down tanning booths shine at five different levels, making it possible for clients of all skin types and tones to achieve the hue they desire. The activity at Casa Del Sol Tanning Spa fulfills the vision of owners Joshua and Jacki, avid tanners whose high-end equipment and lotions befit a boutique-like space complete with satin drapery and no parrots screeching lewd jokes.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.