Island Cove Tanning Ltd.’s high-pressure, standup, or regular tanning beds gild limbs with the help of products from California Tan, Swedish Beauty, and Australian Gold. Mystic Tan booths spray clients in 60 seconds with their choice of UV-free bronzes, and infrared saunas detox bodies by elevating the body’s core temperature.
Using clean, modern equipment, Always August Tanning’s experienced staff turns pale Elizabethan kings and queens into bronzed beach royalty. Lamp worshippers ensconced in four types of UV baggage compartments can bake faces and shoulders to a toasty brown with targeted high-pressure tanners—users can buy a month of unlimited tans (starting at $49.99) or a finite package of tanning minutes (starting at $24.95) to be ticked off one by one. Or treat a UV-phobic hide to a five-minute airbrush tan ($39.99) with paraben-free South Seas Tahitian Tan solution and let skin soak in its brown colour base and cucumber-melon scent.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan–certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Custom formulating the perfect color for you based on your personal preference and skin tone. Whether you want a light and healthy touch of sun, a deeper sun-kissed glow or a dark beach tan, all can be achieved with airbrushing. Tan for your weekend out, a special occasion or just to maintain a healthy glow all year round.
When the senile sun plays hide-and-seek during the winter months, it's time to take tanning into your own hands by leaving it to the hands of someone else. Today's Groupon gets you a pair of basic bronze, organic, custom spray tans applied by hand at The Bronze Bar for $35, a $90 value. Experience the guided grace of a professional airbrush technician who delivers the exact coloration you desire like a skilled curator restoring a pinecone sculpture to its original majestic conicalness.