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.
Golden Tan Salons recognizes the importance of cultivating an eye-catching glow at all four of their area locations. After a complimentary tour and consultation, certified tanning professionals direct patrons toward quick misting in a spray-tanning booth. Horizontal, vertical, and open-style beds build tans with UV light instead of bronze Legos as patrons enjoy features such as built-in air conditioning and aromatherapy. The team also recommends products to nourish skin and extend the life of tans.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
Determined to give working people a place to relax and be pampered, the working mother of two behind Tigli Skin Spa enlisted her husband and friends to help her create an intimate spa, tanning salon, and boutique. Soft lighting and richly hued furnishings set the tone for lush experiences, whether in one of the spa's fleet of tanning beds or in a tranquil massage room. A luxurious experience is ensured with the use of celebrity-favorite Éminence Organics skincare products, which nourish the skin, engage the senses, and broker sophisticated peace deals between the earth and the salon industry.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. A week of VIP UV therapy begins with a skin analysis before exposing clients to UV light, shown to benefit both the body and mind while imparting bodies with sun-kissed glows. A round of UV-free Mystic spray tanning adheres to the skin suit evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, for a bronze that lasts five–seven days. Wielding infrared heat and a nutrient-shrouding steam, the 20-minute moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help increase collagen production, extend UV- and UV-free-tanning results, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps.
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.