In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
Some tanning professionals are content to let machines do their work for them, but not the tanning experts at Spray Tans Express. Instead, they apply each and every spray tan by hand, using a manual spray gun to spritz physiques with an odorless formula rich in skin-softening vitamin E and aloe. By eschewing the spray-tan booth, Spray Tans Express ensures each client's tan is applied evenly and without the type of unflattering lines created by lying in a tanning bed or sleeping in the shade of a hunk of swiss cheese. What's more, the formula reacts with the natural amino acids in the skin to create a custom, natural-looking glow, and it won't expose bodies to the potentially dangerous or wrinkle-causing effects of UV rays.
During 10- to 15-minute sessions, Air-Tan's technicians lightly dust the epidermis with an airbrush-tan formula self tanner balanced out by aloes and citrus oils. The tanning formula can be customized for any skin tone, helping everyone blend in at the beach as easily as a chameleon blends in on a newly tanned tree branch. Results will vary, but some tans can last for up to 10 days. See a list of frequently asked questions here.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
With four bed levels, three levels of Mystic Spray Tan, and a variety of tanning packages, Hi Performance is primed and ready for all your tonally transformative needs. Get horizontal on a level 1 Montego Bay bed ($7/single session, $89/30-session package) or a level 4 Silver Bullet bed ($25/single session, $180/10-session package). For a quick skin-suit alteration, take a stand against laying down in the level 3 Mystic Spray Tan booth ($26/session, $195/10-session package).
A family-owned company, Family Tans, Inc. helps bronze bodies inside its spacious facility with custom spray tans and high-end tanning booths, and further primps exteriors with body wraps, hair treatments, and nail services. Private rooms host a range of different beds and amenities, from the SunDash Gold Series equipment to powerful Avantgarde 600 booths—which feature facial tanners, cool air, and a built in radio for listening to music. Premium UVA bulbs grace the upright and upgraded beds, delivering rays that penetrate deeper into the skin. Hides can also gain some color with custom airbrush spray tans, which are applied by hand to deliver an even, UV-free sheen. The staff also provides teeth whitening, massage treatments, and body wraps. For an additional fee, parents can leave their clan at the onsite childcare while they partake in spa and salon services.