For more than 15 years, Solar Planet has been helping clients attain sun-kissed glows and whole-body relaxation with a blend of tanning and massage services. Knowledgeable staffers usher clients into UV tanning beds equipped with premium German quartz lamps that produce a bronze epidermal tone within 10 minutes. Designer Skin, California Tan, and Hempz products enhance and sustain embedded tans, or a Norvell tanning solution installs an instant, natural-looking bronze within a UV-free booth. Solar Planet also hosts professional massage therapists—each with 500-plus hours of training and the pinky strength to win a thumb war—who use their skilled hands to unleash nine relaxing massage techniques that can be customized according to each client's desires, needs, hopes, and dreams.
Radical Tan totes the sun's rays indoors with its arsenal of UV beds and spray tans. High- and low-intensity tanning beds keep skin comfortable with breezy air conditioning as up to 56 powerful lamps imbue silhouettes with sun-kissed results that last longer than playing seven minutes in heaven with a nearby star. Meanwhile, spray tans abandon UV altogether by spritzing bodies with a nourishing bronzing mist, and detail-oriented beauty services, such as collagen-stimulation treatments, ensure every feature complements clients' ravishing new tans.
Provocateur Tanning swathes bodies with sunless spray tans and glow-inducing UV rays, which radiate from inside a variety of professional maintained beds. The gilding boutique boasts tanning chambers from Magic Tan, Ultrabronz, and Matrix, which create deep, even tans in UV and UV-free incarnations.
Electric Beach, a high-end tanning salon with an arsenal of quality high-pressure beds, stand-up booths, and spray-tanning chambers, offers customers a variety of tanning services. With a month of unlimited tanning, clients can slip into the beaming bosom of a Tanses T-32 bed or booth for skin-suffusing, with each session lasting 12 minutes. Lay-down and stand-up options are available, allowing horizontaholics and verticality junkies alike to enjoy the undulations of ultravioletry. Or opt for four sessions of Mystic Tan, sunlessly sheathing the skin in a tanning spray to produce results that last up to two weeks. The Mystic Tan solution ensures evenly distributed coloring that looks natural and is nearly impervious to the tyrannical assault of bathtub water.
Despite the sincerest efforts of herbologists everywhere, mani-pedis still do not grow on trees, only vines. For $45, today's side deal gets you a vine-ripened and moisturizing mani-pedi ($30 value)—plus a bed tanning session ($20) and $45 toward waxing—at San Francisco Sun in Cole Valley, for a total value of $95.
For more than 30 years, Always Tan Skin + Body's skilled staff of technicians has been devising its ever-changing menu of advanced spa treatments to restore stressed clients. The spa gets its name from a lineup of UV-centric tanning beds that gently bronze bodies in 12- to 20-minute sessions, but the staff of aestheticians and massage therapists run a full-service spa. Luxuriously heated massage tables cradle clients' cloth-draped bodies as certified therapists summon knots from the deepest layers of the muscular system with a variety of massage styles, including shiatsu and craniosacral. Though they specialize in therapeutic massages, the dexterous therapists easily adjust their kneads to accommodate clients' injuries, soreness, or migratory pancreases. To revive vivid or dull complexions, the spa administers microdermabrasions and custom facials backed by skincare lines such as DermaQuest, Image, and Le Mieux. Between treatments, clients can take a breather in the spa's quiet lounge, lined with black leather chairs and vibrant, lily-pad-themed paintings, while indulging in hot herbal teas and filtered mineral spring water harvested from the room's personal Niagara Falls–size waterfall.