Chili Pepper's Tanning Inc. Megastores’ trophy case is getting full—in addition to being named one of Detroit’s best tanning salons three times in a row by CityVoter, it has acquired accolades from Local 4 and CBS Detroit, which commends its spray tanning. Its growing awards reflect Chili Pepper’s growth; since opening in 2002, Chili Pepper’s has expanded to 15 locations, spreading across Detroit like the buffalo pox.
In every location, five levels of tanning beds turn skin a sun-kissed gold or deep bronze. Mystic Tan sessions let customers avoid things associated with booth and outdoor tanning—UV rays and pool lifeguards who push you in the water to practice saving you. No matter which option they choose, patrons can turn to knowledgeable Smart Tan–certified staff members who help clients decide what is best for their tanning goals.
Pamela Wilson-Hulett is a Master Designer with more than 25 years of experience. She's also a graduate of J Beverly Hills Academy, a DiBiase-certified hair extension consultant, and a skilled dry cutter?a technique that texturizes and volumizes hair. At Exhale Salon & Spa, she and her staff put their experience to work during salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and mani-pedis. Clients who just want to relax, on the other hand, can sign up for a Swedish massage or color-coordinate all of the studio's bottles of nail polish.
There are many ways to obtain a summery glow at Club Sun Tanning. Guests can step into the many levels of UV beds, armed with Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold tanning lotions that enhance the UV rays' effectiveness. For a faster tan, guests can also opt for a custom airbrush tan with Norvell sprays. Spray tanning artists make sure that every inch of skin is covered so that guests are tan-line free.
Stylists at Love Your Hair Salon cut and color manes with products from Matrix, Kenra, and Pureology behind their stations. The salon's cozy interior features hardwood floors, a fireplace flanked by cushioned chairs, and fashion-inspired artwork.
Since 1996, the staff at The Sun Oasis Tanning Center has cultivated radiant skin through light therapy and a collection of skincare products. The team members have earned certifications from the American Tanning Institute, which enables them to offer visitors five levels of UV tanning and explain how different types of light can infuse tans with red, gold, or political undertones. Each staff member also bears a certification in Norvell spray tanning, and can reveal the chemical alchemy behind a sunless glow as they airbrush on bronzer. The center stocks lotions to develop and deepen color—such as paraben-free tonics from Swedish Beauty and the aloe-enriched Love DS line from Designer Skin—as well as makeup and products for general skin maintenance. During the winter, the staff welcomes guests to the center for an extra hour five days a week in response to shorter days and homes occupied by hibernating bears.
Smart Tan–certified Image Sun staff uses of a free skin-type analysis to determine the best tanning methods for every customer's natural coloring. The trained staffers then suggest which of the salon’s four levels of tanning beds possess the intensity to achieve the client's desired hue without burning their skin or angering the other person who showed up wearing a lobster costume. For clients wary of UV rays, the salon's spray-tanning options equip skin with bronze hues that last up to seven days or potentially longer with the aid of Norvell self-tanner, moisturizer, and tan-extender products available for purchase. Also on the shelves, a variety of Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty tanning products infuse skin with natural botanicals that keep bodies softer than an alligator’s security blanket, and enhance tans’ lifespans.