At Palmetto Tanning, three levels of tanning beds and airbrush spray-tanning sessions prep bodies for the summer months. The staff also helps boost confidence levels for successful streaking escapades with Fit body wraps, and turns dingy teeth into pearly whites with 20-minute teeth-whitening treatments.
Opened since 1987, Sun Your Buns is ahead of the curve when it comes to tanning technology, its benefits, and its potential risks, and it’s devoted to bringing clients up to speed. So, when first-time tanners step into Sun Your Buns, they’re not just directed to a bed and left on their own. Instead, experienced staffers dispel tips for maximizing the benefits of a UV tan—while avoiding the risks—before recommending helpful products, such as lotions by Australian Gold or Designer Skin. Once prepped and ready to go, clients can recline in one of two Klafsun beds or stand in a SunDome booth, each tucked inside a private pink or blue room. For quick fixes, the staff’s certified airbrush technician creates custom, natural-looking tans in seconds with Norvell products.
Tropical Tan and Salon specializes in spray tanning, which they apply by hand to sidestep streaking and ensure there’s no orange tint to the tan. Staffers apply full-body versions of their spray tans in about 10 minutes, and they can last approximately one round trip to and from the moon—about 7–10 days. UV tanning is also available in Level 1 and 2 beds.
The salon team also performs waxing, nail services, and massage therapy, all with an emphasis on treating customers like family. In that vein, the interior offers a clean but comforting ambiance, with homey rugs over the hardwood floors, rich green plants towering toward the ceiling, and wicker-and-glass tables sporting beverage fixings. Wall art and cushioned couches in the waiting area point the way to a flat-screen TV, and the sunlight pouring through tall windows hints at the tanning going on inside.
Behind a quaint yellow-brick storefront, owner Sallie Turner applies more than 20 years of styling experience to each new haircut or coloring treatment. She and her team work amid pink and beige walls, styling strands or beautifying façades with skincare treatments, spray tans, waxing, and nail services. They welcome appointments and walk-ins alike.
Sun Station Tanning Studios' cutting-edge equipment aids patrons in their pursuit of optimally sun-kissed veneers. Indulge in a UV-free bronzing with VersaSpa, an efficient and customizable spray tan that leaves skin evenly toned without solar exposure. The glow-gifting enclosure boasts ample space to unwind while bodies are misted into their copper hue of choice. The studio recommends peeking at a list of pre- and post-tan tips for a robust luminescence for 5–10 days, helping patrons maintain color long enough to show off their new looks or work as models for third-place trophies.
Having begun as a single tanning shop in Greenville during the autumn of 1990, Ultratan has since blossomed into more than 70 locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia due to its popularity and commitment to quality service. Over the years, the collection of spas has accumulated numerous awards such as Best Tanning Salon from the Daily Gamecock for providing the best equipment in both tanning beds and spray-tan technology. As a member of the International Smart Tan Network, its commitment to safe tans also encompasses a passion for keeping their customers educated about responsible tanning routines and never tanning without a helmet.