With more than 20 locations in the greater Portland metro area and more throughout Washington, Tan Republic outfits their salons with sleek, modern designs and earth-toned walls, filling private tanning rooms with a suite of melanin-conjuring machines. Guests can choose from Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths or high-pressure tanning beds. The salons also offer dozens of varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
The mission at Organic Bronze Bar is to provide a consistent and enjoyable experience where clients get their needs heard and are always provided with cutting edge options. The talented professionals prides themselves on designing beautiful hair by merging up-to-date hair technologies and fashion trends in color, cuts and hair products that create the best results. The salon boasts high-end product lines such as Moroccanoil, Bumble & Bumble, Inoa Organics and Matrix.
Instead of relying on harmful rays, Organic Bronze Bar’s organic, paraben-free formulas call upon natural ingredients such as walnuts, antioxidants, and pure botanicals to deliver a safe, natural-looking glow. Eschewing a “one size fits all” experience, the staff custom blends each solution to suit differing skin types and applies it by hand to ensure even and streak-free coverage that dries instantly. The odorless solutions can be further enhanced with the addition of SPF, hydrating solutions, or bear repellent. Tans typically last 5–10 days with proper upkeep.
Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the Smart Tan-certified staff over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
There may be one simple goal at Urban Tan—to attain a dark, sun-kissed body—but there are many ways of achieving it. This tanning facility stocks numerous tanning booths and beds equipped with a veritable selection of designs, lamps, and features that help each client receive the tan that they prefer. Take, for instance, the Miracle Sun Saturn—its lamps produce specialized ratios of UVB to stimulate melanin production and just the right amount of UVA to oxidize the UVB into a rich, even brown tone. The KBL America 4500 system includes 400-watt facial tanners, and the Ergoline Excellence 800 Turbo features VibraSound so that tanners don’t have to squeeze their favorite pop singer into the booth with them. In addition to their advanced tanning equipment, Urban Tan carries more than a dozen lotions from Swedish Beauty, California Tan, and Designer Skin.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
The purple-railed porch running along Revolution Hair & Body Salon’s storefront is as rustic and relaxed as the ambiance inside. There, a crowd of smiles and a stash of eco-friendly products encourage complete renewal and transformation of clients’ hair, skin, and overall self-image. To stay ahead of the latest techniques, the laid-back stylists continually attend classes, filling their menu with such fetching services as highlights or GuyLites and natural-looking or bold color. They also extend their beautifying attention downward from the scalp with detoxifying facials, tanning and waxing sessions, and soothing infrared-sauna visits that help enhance circulation and thaw the frozen cavemen you found in your backyard.