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.
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.
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.
Since 1984, Sunsations Mystic Tan has beamed more than 10,000 clients to a healthy glow in traditional tanning beds and sprayed customized bronzes with Mystic Tan spray-tanning services. Clients can catch rays in standup or lie-down beds, including the Super Orbit bed, which keeps clients cool and comfortable during 12-minute tanning sessions with a personalized air-conditioning and water-misting system. Aloe vera, vitamins, and pharmaceutical-grade DHA bronze and soothe skin after the staff evenly coats skin with VitaMist solution during sunless Mystic Tan spray tans. In addition to tanning services, Sunsations offers red-light therapy, which targets acne and skin problems, may help regulate sleep, and effectively masks bashful blushing.
Because different skin types require different tanning methods, the owners of Venetian Tan and Spa stock their private treatment rooms with a diverse selection of UV beds, automated Mystic Tan booths, and trained airbrush artists. UV beds build up bronze hues through gradual exposure to controlled rays, whereas Mystic booths dispense a UV-free choice of clear or bronzer-enhanced sprays that show off golden tones like King Midas’s grandmother. For a more individualized touch, airbrush artists spray bodies with custom strokes of DHA pigment for a sun-kissed glow that lasts up to seven days. The spa further polishes exteriors with slimming infrared body wraps and IPL facials, which work to improve skin from the inside out.
From custom airbrush tanning to infrared body wraps, Toasted Tan & Spa gets skin glowing with its host of specialized services. The staff keeps a well-stocked arsenal of designer skin lotions, as well as tanning beds, Mystic Tan treatments, and tanning accessories to help clients achieve the tone they desire. Further treatments include body wraps and organic tanning.
The friendly team at Native Sun Tanning & Spa are Smart Tan–certified, but they're more than just tanning technicians; each staff member helps clients select an array of skin-nourishing spa services. Skin specialists recommend a session in the infrared heat and nutrient-infused steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine, as it can extend tanning results and leave skin more moisturized than Gene Kelly's umbrella made of sponges. Both high-pressure and stand-up UV beds are featured in the salon, as well as fast-acting Mystic booths. To help shed stress, guests can sink into the relaxing jets of the AquaMassage pod to revitalize muscles and enhance circulation better than a hug from a manatee. The spa's purple, yellow, and orange reception area has shelves lined with neat rows of moisturizing products.