The Smart Tan–certified staff at Hollywood Hills Tanning helps clients to darken skin shades with UV and airbrush tanning services. Sunless tanners kiss the skin according to the carefully controlled stylings of a technician armed with an airbrush. Alternatively, bright UV beams enwrap bodies in bronze as fans cool the skin in one of six tanning beds. Each bed rests in a private room stocked with shelves, hangers, and a stereo, and technicians regularly refresh bulbs to ensure a skin color that would match clients’ bronzed baby scuba flippers.
The friendly staff at Swanky! lull clients' meddling mind matter with a soothing touch paralleled only by the voices of NPR. Chatter drifts between beauty beds and chairs, creating an ambience warmed further by precision, style, and experience.
Arabella Vitall Day Spa's staff cossets clients inside a cozy spa flooded with natural light while pampering cranium carriers and pavement-pounding phalanges. Opt for one of the exfoliating facials to remove dead skin and grocery lists scribbled on foreheads ($89–$120) or one of the back-bolstering massages to banish pernicious kinks and knots ($45–$259). After stuffing a dozen turkeys with fistfuls of sand, hands can be caressed with one of the soothing manicures ($22–$65) and toes can be rejuvenated with a pampering pedicure ($22–$119). With each opulent option, revitalized visitors can enjoy complimentary fresh fruit, tea, and purified water, or further relax in the eucalyptus-steam room or dry sauna.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Miniature overhead spotlights illuminate the salon’s centerpiece—an ornate mural with Romanesque columns and lush painted greenery. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists administer face-flattering cuts and jazzy color highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for a long-lasting mani-pedi or retreat to a private room for a soothing hot-stone or deep-tissue massage.