Heralded in Tanning Trends magazine, True Colors Tanning introduces skin to advanced bronzing technologies at a number of Louisville-area and southern Indiana locations. Each of the five levels of standup and lie-down ultraviolet-tanning beds is equipped with specialized cooling systems and ergonomic surfaces to maximize client comfort. Alternatively, experienced staffers can apply airbrushed tans or spray tans by Australian Gold in the time it takes to count 180 seconds using a laser-guided system.
The staffers at Bronze Boutique don’t just oversee the operation of standup and lie-down UV tanning beds and applications of Infinity Sun airbrush tans—they also tend to clients' nails, hair, and even teeth. In the salon, stylists insert microlink and clip-in extensions or add streaks of color to lend depth to a hairstyle. During spa services, skin specialists remove brow hair with threading and exfoliate away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion and pumpkin chemical peels. When exposed to a special blue light, another chemical solution, BleachBright's peroxide whitening gel, lightens teeth so they twinkle like Santa's eyes do when the midnight polar sun isn't blinding them.
Sun Tan City's tanning centers house an armada of bronzing vehicles designed to polish bodies, rain or shine. Tanners can burrow into the belly of any of four levels of tanning beds for 10- to 20-minute bronzing sessions. Fast-level beds slowly steep skin with a solid base tan, and instant-level beds boldly bronze pelts with a larger ratio of UVA bulbs, coaxing melanin out with paparazzi-like attention and promises of leading roles. VersaSpa sunless, open-air booths airbrush epidermises with a water-soluble plant-based solution that goes on evenly, resists staining clothes, and, unlike rolling around in a puddle of fudge, darkens skin without leaving a sticky residue.
SunSpray Airbrush Tanning’s certified airbrush technician bronzes bodies with Norvell sunless solution during 30-minute airbrush-tan sessions. Available for in-studio, at-home, and on-horseback service, the tanning artist customizes each session to complement individual skin tone to achieve the desired look. Norvell sunless solution produces an even, natural-looking tan without leaving orange hues, blotches, or unpleasant odors. SunSpray Tanning also offers waxing services to eliminate unwanted hairs or clingy dust bunnies.
HOT on Spring's sunless-tanning system offers a safe, non-harmful way to combat a waxen complexion, even skin tone, and erase tan lines that inexplicably spell out swearwords. During the session, pasty patrons are sprayed top to toe with a gentle bronzing mist for a natural, sun-kissed glow. With swimsuit season reaching critical mass, a quick spritz of spray tan brings reluctant beachgoers up to speed with their Apollo-worshipping cohorts. In addition to helping vitamin-D junkies cheat nature, HOT on Spring is a purveyor of quirky, youthful accessories, breezy clothing, and beauty products. Step into the bold, trendy boutique salon for some [thre•vo] products, a line of tanners, bronzers, and lotions based on snow-boarding culture, and a few flowing, summery tops.
Bright, vibrant colors envelop clients at Tan Tyme Salon from the moment they walk in. Hot-pink and orange stripes interrupt large swaths of yellow in the reception area, accented by white shelves lined with products. A warm orange room with sun ornaments on the walls houses a tanning bed. Elsewhere, technicians use airbrushes to coat clients in a rich, golden glow.