Maui Tanning owner Hannah Balonick harnesses her passionate advocacy of the benefits of tanning to gild otherwise pale exteriors with top-notch equipment. The salon's tanning beds glow at varying strengths, safely darkening epidermises of every type. Meanwhile, airbrush artists tap their experience tanning celebrity bodies for MTV and Bravo to mist streakless Infinity Sun spray on clients' skin and paling Oscar statues. In addition to bronzing bodies, tan techs beautify physiques with treatments such as red-light therapy and teeth whitening.
The knowledgeable staff at The Body Bakery helps clients start their golden glows during any season at an upscale-salon space where even the air is decorated?with the smell of chocolate cake. Each of the beds are arranged in order of UV power from Levels 1?5. Patrons climb into a bed inside a private room where they can get epidermises glowing without worrying about other visitors? gazes or the tanning-bed paparazzi. Hydration beds moisten skin between tanning sessions, and a red-light-therapy bed slings infrared photons into the skin to stimulate collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Amid the hot pink swirls that line the walls inside The Lash Factory, clients relax on white treatment beds as lash technicians apply eyelashes to existing fringe for an added pop. The staff continues the pampering with sun-kissed spray tans, make-up applications, and an ultrasonic energy treatment aimed at blasting fat cells to diminish cellulite. A nook near the entrance of The Lash Factory is devoted to trendy tops and dresses available to purchase or lease by the decade.
Sunset Tan helps clients maintain a year-round glow by giving them access to a range of UV beds by UWE as well as sunless spray options by Infinity Sun and Mystic Tan. The salon keeps its doors open late, allowing clients to steep in the UV rays at hours that suit their work schedule or sneak in well after the sun has gone to bed.
Insatiable Sun's main strength may be its advanced european tanning technology. Each of its locations—including the two newly acquired Sunset Tan spots in West Hollywood and Studio City—houses 14 superior sunning capsules from such brands as Sun Ergoline and Sun Storm. As with a carpenter's box of tools or a witch's sack of bad smells, each bed has a purpose. With its high concentration of UVB rays, the low-pressure Cobra bed is good for developing a solid base tan, whereas the Sun Ergoline Avantgarde's pros include a large tanning surface and a short tanning time (8–10 minutes).
Three of the salon's four locations also offer custom-airbrush-tanning sessions. These 10-minute treatments coat the skin in a solution infused with aloe vera and vitamin E that leaves clients with healthy, glowing tans for up to one week.