The salon’s knowledgeable staff is passionate about helping their guests look younger, slimmer, and beach-ready by providing a cache of beautifying services. When technicians aren’t helping guests choose between Mystic Tan spray booths and three levels of UV tanning beds, they kick-start red-light therapy facial treatments that help reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles. Specialized Formostar infrared body wraps with heated silicone bandages help the body break down stored fat and sweat out toxins with the goal of smoothing out cellulite and reshaping physiques to eventually mimic the silhouettes of hourglasses or barometers.
Upon entering Abaco Tan & Nails, customers choose from a selection of six standup and lie-down tanning beds. They may customize their sessions with a variety of stencils and lotions designed to do everything from fight acne to cool skin. One of the beds even fights the aesthetic signs of aging, including wrinkles, blemishes, and Angela Lansbury–tattoos, with doses of red-light therapy. The salon's spray-tanning technician also coats bodies with UV-free color in a much more precise and personalized fashion than booths.
Erase all fears of turning into an orange from a spray tan. Shameless Shimmer’s spray tans leave clients’ skin glowing, and not in the orange-y way. Spray-tanning specialists travel to customers’ homes, offices, and other locales, providing convenient spray tans. Bronze glows last anywhere from five to seven days. The staff at Shameless Shimmer can dispense helpful advice on how to make the most out of tans by keeping skin as moisturized as it is glowing.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where machines administer all the services, including tans, hydration treatments, and massage. Rehydrate parched bodies with a week of daily 20-minute hydration treatments, which coat bodies in a fine mist of aloe and vitamins while relaxing muscles with a robo-massage (a $25 value/session). In between bouts of moisturization, keep skin looking like it was dipped into a vat of bronze made by melting a statue with a spray or UV tan. The high-pressure UV tans utilize a specially designed bed that eliminates the need to turn over midsession or breathe (a $35 value), and the Mystic spray tan takes place in a stand-up spray booth (a $35 value/session).
Jennifer Cherry, owner of Hot Bodies USA, has stocked her 1,300-square-foot salon with Encore and Ovation tanning beds. Alternatively, customers can supplement their UV tans in the Magic Tan spray booth, which features a bronzing formula that makes physiques look similarly beachy without the need for using UV rays or hanging out only with ghosts. The shop also stocks bronzers to enhance the work of its makeshift suns and provides additional beautifying services including lash enhancement.
The neon hues decking each of Orlando Tan Company's private treatment rooms evoke a beachy feel, allowing guests to simulate the experience of sunbathing while getting a jumpstart on a sultry summer glow. Each room houses one of four levels of UV bed, which bolster the classic tanning experience with high-pressure bulbs, air-conditioning systems, and angled neck and shoulder tanners that even out the awkward color gained during outdoor handstands. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic spray-tanning booths ensconce bodies in a spacious standup compartment that coats skin in alternating jets of pigmented mist and cool air to leave a weeklong golden sheen in fewer than 60 seconds. Behind the counter, the salon showcases a selection of tan-enhancing lotions, each of which works to prolong tawny hues by moisturizing skin, adding a touch of bronzer, and convincing skin cells that they're made of copper.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.