With many locations 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, high-pressure tanning beds, or jars full of fireflies that can be held against the skin for a natural glow. The salons also offer six varieties of lotion, each formulated for specific bronzing needs.
At Tan Republic, the staff doesn't just sit by while you tan?they advocate for responsible tanning. Within the upscale and modern salons, they carefully oversee the use the latest tanning equipment, including Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths as well as the high-pressure tanning beds, controlling clients' exposure to UV rays and cosmetic tanning compounds. They also ensure that every tanner uses FDA-compliant protective eyewear, and prevent any one visitor from wearing multiple pairs and making everyone else feel uncool. They even enhance their clients' tans with six varieties of lotion, each designed to produce a different intensity of bronze.
Color of Beauty bronzes pallid pigmentation using a bevy of beach-shirking tanning beds, which battle blanched personas with the help of a qualified staff and their allies, UV rays. The salon offers a number of epidermal-brassing recourses—both lie-down and stand-up options are available, as well as beds both silent and sound-system-equipped. Build your color base during an 18-minute session in the Lumina C 30 bed ($7), or step into the X7 42 High Intensive bed for a 12-minute nap, after which you wake up handsomely tanned and 12 minutes older ($20). UV-free tanning is also available (starting at $30 a session), and a host of tanning products promise to prolong your asolar blush (lotions start at $30 per bottle).
Skin becomes a fashion accessory at Tanner's Paradise, where Smart Tan-certified technicians have transformed bodies with eye-catching color for more than a decade. The team can recommend a tan-accelerating lotion for your skin type, or steer you through their collection of seven UV machines, including a Soltron bed that emits aromatherapy scents and a Soltron standup booth powerful enough to deliver color in eight minutes. Their VersaSpa and Mystic spray booths both disguise skin flaws and make limbs look leaner without UV exposure or continuous x-ray imaging. Nail technicians and hairstylists are also on hand to crown digits and faces, helping them match newly gilded bodies.
Kiplee made it her goal to stay on the cutting edge of hair design and hairstyling techniques. As a stylist, she wants to be prepared for all requests, be they a classic cut, a new and trendy style, or an Escher-esque beehive that's bigger on the inside than the outside. She helms her chair at Beauty By Kiplee with technical prowess and artistic savvy, ready to cut, color, and style hair so that it flatters and embellishes her clients' best features. With that same goal in mind, Kiplee also offers eyelash extensions and spray tanning.
At Crave Sun & Spa, you can tan by the minute or by the month?different membership packages give guests free reign over the beds, which are named after tropical locales. After lounging inside beds such as the Jamaica, Rio, or Tahiti, clients can receive a relaxing massage or treat their skin to a clarifying facial treatment. The staff also offers nail care and waxing services as well as laser teeth whitening.