U-TAN's glowing beds already evoke a science-fiction vibe, so perhaps it's not surprising that one of them can speak. The Orbit Avantgarde pipes up in a British accent, guiding guests through the bronzing process while cooling their skin with built-in air conditioning. This cozy bed is but one member of a high-tech fleet, whose combined amenities include aromatherapy, water misters, comfortably contoured surfaces, and the option to stand. At the platinum level is the high-pressure Magic bed, which sits upon its royal throne with an open design and high-pressure bulbs for especially swift results.
The salon administers spray tans as well. An automated MyMyst booth dresses bodies in a copper layer that suits the client's skin type, and technicians deftly wield Infinity Sun airbrushes, tanning patrons with the same system used by celebrities when preparing for an awards ceremony or hiding from the paparazzi in a sand dune. As visitors achieve their desired hue, they can tune into the room's XM radio stations and peruse a wide selection of lotions, some of which target acne or eczema.
Nestled within the bustling facility of Santa Clarita Athletic Club, SCA Club Tan puts the finishing touches on newly chiseled bodies with a full arsenal of tanning equipment. Visitors can bask in the quick results of Ergoline high-pressure beds or the precision of Sundash stand-up booths, choosing one of three tanning levels depending on their current skin tone. Alternately, customers can opt for a UV-free experience in a Magic Tan spray booth, which tints skin with a sun-kissed glow that lasts for up to a week. After tanning sessions, a selection of lotions from Cal Tan, Australian Gold, and Designer Skin keep tans vibrant and hydrated.
All the technicians at Sun Diva Tanning undergo rigorous training to be certified by NTTI––the National Tanning Training Institute. They customize full-body airbrush sessions to the individual's unique skin tone, using 95% organic spray-tan formulas free of harmful parabens. And because the solutions are vegan, clients can cultivate a UV-free glow while staying true to their lifestyles, like a giraffe that uses a giraffe-shaped tanning bed without leaving his savannah. The technicians also offer bridal parties specifically catering to brides and their bridesmaids.
Founded by entrepreneur Monica Blanco, Colour Couture revivifies clients with airbrush tans powered by proprietary tanning solutions. These customized products contain 11% DHA and a base of organic aloe-vera gel—as opposed to harmful chemicals—and are never tested on animals. The technicians who apply them all undergo a thorough training program and the Colour Couture certification they receive prepares them to apply even coats out in the field, whether they are bronzing an entire bridal party or just one friendly ghost looking to fit in with the land of the living.