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.
Named a CityVoter Top 5 tanning salon for two consecutive years, Exclusive Tans bronzes bodies by way of traditional, spray, and airbrush services. The salon boasts a barrage of low- and high-pressure beds to evenly bake you to your aesthetic goals. Deepen epidermal hues through one of seven levels of bronzing, each designed to match the mood and melanin of your skin. Enlist the Sundash 252 to build a five-session package powered by 52 turbo power bulbs and the desire to bake you into an evenly warm roast ($49). The genuine Mystic Tan solution showers skin with splays of warm beads, casting a glow more steadfast than David Copperfield's sexiness ($34+ per session). Those ogling the latest looks on Page 6 may opt for celebrity-savvy airbrush tanning ($49+ per session) that seamlessly blends into one's natural skin tone while subtly enhancing golden allure. Deepen the durations of your tan with a slew of products and moisturizers ($19.95–$126) that keep skin supple, soft, and questioning if it should be drinking more piña coladas.
Although she knew the risks of tanning, Tara Hale-Mies was a regular user of UV tanning beds. But when she saw how natural airbrush tans looked, she finally made the switch. Now she promotes the long-term beauty benefits of sunless tanning and shows clients how to stay bronzed without exposing themselves to premature aging and health issues. Tara only uses Body Bronze products, selected for the rich colors they're able to produce, even without Crayola's permission. Each airbrush tan lasts 7–10 days.
The European tanning beds, automated VersaSpa spray booths and airbrush artists at Tan at The Islands each harness the power of the Midas touch. Customization is the business's specialty, ensuring each client leaves the location with just the right shade of bronze.
Committed to beautifying skin and keeping it healthy, the studio's staffers strive to keep clients educated on the benefits of safe tanning. They also offer body wraps and red-light therapy to enrich and nurture skin.
As the weather outside grows colder, Bella D’ora Spa rolls out the cookie dough—or, at least, the smell of baking cookies. The seasonal sugar-cookie massage incorporates a brown-sugar hand-and-foot scrub into a sweet-smelling massage. The staff also provide an equal level of pampering year-round through warm-stone massages, organic facials, and body wraps that work to rid skin of toxins that may have been absorbed during baths in the chemical vats at a local soft-drink factory. Clients can bundle services for spa parties or bridal parties, which come with optional hors d’oeuvres or lunch plates that easily sate high-noon cravings.
In order to keep bodies glowing year-round, West Coast Tanning Productions is stocked with UV tanning beds and private Mystic Tan booths where visitors can relax during quick visits to build and maintain a tan. Also offering Fit Bodywraps, clients can lay back during 20-minute sessions that harness the power of infrared light and heat to effortlessly burn calories, detox, and potentially shed inches from the body. In addition to the fully-automated Mystic Tanning booths, West Coast Tanning also offers fully customized spray tans applied by certified airbrush technicians.