California Dream Body's staff helps you get a suntan without spending hours in the sun. Their organic DHA airbrush system bathes skin with a healthy, UV-free glow that looks natural. With the It Works! weight-loss program, they help clients work off unwanted pounds through a mix of supplements and botanical-infused body wraps. The studio also carries a selection of Million Dollar tanning products that bronze skin at home, giving astronauts the ability to stay beach ready without taking skinny-dips in space.
Ultra Tanning keeps skin looking beachy and radiant with an assortment of advanced systems. Visitors can recline in high-pressure tanning beds, step inside standup units that provide all-around exposure, or opt for a Mystic Tan session that burnishes the skin without UV rays. The salon's specialists also help sculpt and tighten physiques with warm infrared body wraps.
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. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Mystic spray-tan booths and three types of UV tanning beds imbue skins with radiant glows inside Flawless Tanning Spa. Groups of four or more can bronze themselves en masse during a spray-tanning party, which tints each partygoer with a custom hue. Alternatively, a Sudatonic body-wrap system cocoons bodies in carefully calibrated amounts of infrared energy in order to burn up to 1,400 calories and zero tuna casseroles during each session.
As a trained aesthetician and makeup artist, Jade Olsen has seen it all, from glitter-dusted eyelids to fake gashes across the face. But more importantly, she has personally applied it all. It is with this hands-on experience that Jade has honed her aesthetic skills, which she showcases from within Tropical Sun Tanning Resort. During makeup applications, bare faces are dolled up with smoky eyes, glossy lips, and blushed cheeks using top-quality products from Urban Decay, Temptu, MAC, and Ben Nye. Lash lines are also given the royal treatment as Jade darkens and defines them by painlessly applying natural-looking extensions or miniature steel scepters to each individual lash.
Kristen Burtt's friends have always loved her back rubs. "For some reason, I could always feel the muscles with my hands," she says. "They knew what to do." She took that as a sign and went to school to improve her muscle-kneading prowess. Today, she taps into her natural gifts and education as she lavishes her clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Her favorites are hot stone and lomi-lomi, a Hawaiian full-body massage that she gives with her forearms as clients recline on a bed of ukuleles.
Kristen keeps the lights dim and the music low as she kneads weary muscles within her private massage room, which she's outfitted in earthy browns, blacks, and mauves. She says that when she finishes each appointment, her clients emerged relaxed and focused. "I take the pains away so you can focus more on life," she says.