Every salon claims that their tanning formula is one-of-a-kind. But at Unique Tan, it's actually true?owner Sherrie Lee Meredith developed it herself. Her signature spray-tanning blend, Unique Excellence, tints skin with a paraben-free solution of organic aloe vera, berry essences, and a firming serum to stave off the signs of aging. The formula also contains erythrulose, which can produce a longer-lasting bronze glow, and, because it's alcohol-free, helps keep skin moisturized and streak-free. The salon's Smart Tan?certified staff uses this in both automated booths and custom airbrushing sessions, which harness the steady hand of a tanning artist to ensure tans completely cover skin and finally even the score with haughty bronze statues.
The salon also offers traditional UV-tanning beds, which contain comfort-adding amenities such as air conditioning, aromatherapy, adjustable facial bulbs, and easy-to-follow voice instructions. Clients can enhance their tans with the salon's line of tan-accelerating products, which extend the life of each tan by keeping skin moisturized and healthy.
In 2001, the first iTAN Sun Spray Spa opened its doors. It had a simple goal?to make clients feel and look lovely with professional tanning services. Today, the spa has more than 30 Southern California franchises, each offering a slightly different assortment of teeth whitening, tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and self-serve spa offerings.
The Smart Tan?certified staff prioritizes keeping up with tanning technology by stocking state-of-the-art tanning beds such as the Sun Angel, which uses sensors to customize a blend of UVA and UVB rays, practically eliminating overexposure. Many beds come equipped with stereo sound systems, misters, and fans. Just down the hall from these beauty gadgets, Mystic and airbrush machines bronze limbs without UV rays, and self-administered spa treatments dispense relaxing red-light facials, infrared-heat bodywraps, and aqua massages.
The goal at Tan Angels is singular: bronzed skin. But there are many ways to reach it. There’s the Dream Angel, a lighter tan, and then there’s the Competition Angel, a triple-dipped dark tan. Clients can choose the Skinny tan, which includes a targeted slimming body wrap, or packages that combine tans with mani-pedis and blowouts.
True to the company name, Always Bronze helps clients maintain a midsummer tan year-round. But rather than harnessing the sun's rays or another UV facsimile, Always Bronze relies on airbrush solutions to imbue the fresh-from-the-beach blush. Applied by the practiced hands of one of their spray-tan technicians either at the salon or the customer's home, their misting solution—which can be customized to fit patrons across the complexion spectrum—swaddles skin in a streak-free tan that lasts up to 10 days.
At Sun Kiss'd Tan & Boutique, bronze-seekers dress themselves in a duskier skin-coat or shop for shiny baubles or a flowing silk top. The beauty emporium offers spray tanning and traditional high-pressure tanning beds, helping add rich color to skin after a long winter indoors. The shop carries a collection of iridescent and unique jewelry as well as denim button-ups, faux leather pleated dresses, and leather clutches in candy apple red.
Bronze by Brittany swaddles bodies in a beach-ready tan with airbrush solutions from SunFX. The bronzers are meticulously selected to ensure client's comfort and safety, and contain no alcohol, perfume, preservatives, parabens, oil, or other chemicals. In addition to the tanning solutions, Bronze by Brittany nourishes skin with aloe-enriched moisturizers, tanning extenders, and other salves.