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 20 branches around San Diego, each offering a slightly different assortment of tanning beds, spray-tanning booths, and mechanical spa services.
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 and the need to wear a beekeeper suit to detract from a burn. 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 or tan crayons, and mechanical spa machines dispense relaxing red-light treatments, infrared-energy body wraps, and aqua massages.
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.
This friendly tanning studio offers a variety of ways to bronze drab dermises with equipment that circumvents the interference from clouds, large kites, or hovering cities. A month of unlimited tanning allows unlimited use of the facility's stand-up booths as well as medium-pressure Orbit beds, which minimize the amount of UVA rays reaching your skin. Custom airbrush treatments are UV-free alternatives that grant patrons precisely pigmented pelts without unsightly streaks or unscently sweating.
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.
High-pressure vertical and horizontal tanning beds fill the private bronzing rooms at Tanning Plus, but they’re not the only technology on display—the salon has continually evolved with the beauty industry in its three decades of existence. Mystic Tan booths spritz the body with a patented solution from head to toe, creating an even glow without exposure to UV rays. Going beyond the body’s bronzed surface, infrared body wraps can help shed inches before a tropical vacation or after an international hot-dog-eating contest.
On The Beach Day Spa welcomes guests to a peaceful spa center where skilled technicians administer treatments that prepare clients for the ides of spring and the odes of summer. From the comforts of calming treatment rooms with subtle sea-foam-green walls, friendly and knowledgeable therapists apply gentle infrared body wraps to a patient's clothed extremities. During the painless, 50-minute session, wrapees are invited to reads, watch television, listen to music, or crochet doilies. The process involves waves of infrared heat gently penetrating the skin to warm the body, which boosts circulation and increases fat-melting metabolism. The steady temperatures that regulate the process produce noticeable results with near immediacy.
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.