As a boutique-style salon, The Painted Lady Tanning & Spa offers airbrush tanning, Mystic Tan sunless tanning, UV tanning, and anti-aging infrared-light therapy, as well as a range of massage, facial, and waxing services. The staff guides beginners through their first sessions, allowing clients to get acquainted with the equipment, such as the Beauty Angel, before taking it for a spin or on a second date. They also assist guests in the process of selecting their desired level of tan, choosing from three levels of color that range from light to dark?or, as the salon refers to them, from "the Longoria" to "the Kardashian" to "the Snooki."
The sunless-bronzing mavens at Let's Glow Spray Tan—including a licensed aesthetician—get epidermises glowing with custom, hand-applied color. During the 15- to 20-minute appointment, an experienced airbrush artist thoroughly evaluates the client's skin type to determine a natural shade, ranging from a light, subtle sun-kissed color to a bold, dark sun-french-kissed hue. Next, aestheticians mix up a tailored solution—made with paraben-free, 99% organic ingredients—that bronzes as well as tones skin with firming agents and nourishes with aloe vera and vitamins A, C, and E, tinting pelts for up to 7–10 days.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.