Masters in the art of spray tanning, Glowing Goddess colors the skin canvas of any gender or complexion, sparing them from being exposed to harmful UV rays. The process applies a colorless sugar DHA, dihydroyacetone, to the skin that reacts with the oxygen in the air to safely produce an even, burnished glow. The airbrush tan helps hide freckles, smoothes out a blotchy complexion, and provides camouflage during freeze-tag matches in desert sandstorms. Airbrush tans last up to a week, but you can buy tan extenders from Glowing Goddess in case your high-school reunion ends up getting trapped inside the high-school gym for eight days.
Le Soleil Tanning's owner, Rachel Tanis, has been in fierce competition with the sun for four years. Since opening in 2008, she and her staff have gained the upper hand with Smart Tan certification, which gives them the tools to design safe tanning regimens for each skin type. Those hoping to avoid UV exposure step inside an automated VersaSpa spray booth, where special serums moisturize the skin with aloe vera and balance its pH before coating it in bronzer. Fresh, neatly folded hand towels sit atop Soltron and Ergoline beds radiating UV rays at three levels of intensity. The most powerful of these is a high-pressure Ergoline bed with an open, airy design that surrounds those within in UVA rays and tunes piped from its MP3-player dock. Part and parcel with creating the hallmark of health and youth, the studio offers red-light therapy that promotes collagen production for firm, smooth skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hose. The white lobby's glass shelves display nourishing lotions from Designer Skin and Swedish Beauty that aid the safe development of a rich, even color.
The hospitable staff at both of Venetian Tan's locations shepherd visitors to private rooms, where they can darken their complexions with a variety of sunless-tanning methods or slim down their physiques with infrared body wraps. Venetian's collection of Ergoline tanning beds simulates sun kisses with four levels of intensity during 12- to 15-minute sessions, and their airbrush technicians evenly embellish hides with a spray-tan solution that bronzes bodies without UV rays or melted third-place medals. An inventory of take-home tanning lotions and epidermal elixirs from brands such as Designer Skin and California Tan prolongs skin's newfound radiance following tanning sessions.
Mega Tan opens its doors to customers seven days a week, helping patrons achieve warm summer hues with a variety of tanning methods and bronze-enhancing products. The spa’s private treatment rooms come stocked with two levels of UV tanning beds, which build up golden deposits better than Fort Knox’s team of alchemists. The salon’s trained staffers can also fill airbrush-tanning wands with the patron’s choice of hue, dispensing a custom mist that ensures every curve is colored with a natural-looking tan. Tanners can partake of the salon’s services with individual visits or maintain consistent glows with packages that grant unlimited access to the spa’s equipment.
Bronze Diva Tanning’s mobile airbrush experts mimic sun-kissed glows with UV-free Norvell spray-tan products. The technicians travel to homes, spas, and coin-collecting conventions to summon coppery hues, swathing surfaces in natural-looking colors up to five shades darker than the client’s original skin tone. Though the application process only takes about 15–20 minutes, results develop over the course of 16 hours and last up to seven days. An optional coating of One solution beckons golden hues within minutes and allows clients to shower within three hours of spritzing. Powered by DHA, a darkener derived from sugar, the spray is a safe alternative to tanning beachside and bathing in hot fudge.