Sierra Tan’s spray-tan artists mist hides with an all-organic, sugar-based tanning solution that’s free of side effects and lasts up to eight days. Tanning techs perform full-body tanning sessions, as well as tanning parties for groups of three or more.
A brushed metal sign atop a cabinet of top industry products sets the stage for the experience at Pacific Sun Tanning Company—a contemporary tanning salon rated No. 1 by the readers of Reno News & Reviews for the last five years. The salon's UV specialists undertake Smart Tan's comprehensive certification before bending the sun's radiation to their will, learning the ins and outs of ray exposure, selecting ideal skincare products, and discerning which compliments will coax Helios into sharing his private stash of solar beams. They can also eschew the sun entirely and bestow beachy glows through custom spray-tan services. The popular tanning facilities and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor have expanded into six locations throughout the Reno and Sparks.
Cool blue walls stretch toward exposed beams in Element Tanning's lofty ceiling, lending its interior a contemporary, urban feel. Tucked within the welcoming environment, an impressive lineup of UV beds—including standard and standup models—waits to alter epidermal hues. A high-pressure Level 10 Magic 636 darkens pelts with a UVB rate of only 1%, and the Level 4 KBL America 6900 suffuses physiques with aromatherapy, air conditioning, and a mist breeze. UV-free color transformations transpire within Element's automated Mystic tan booth, which provides quick, streak-free bronzing sans attempts at bear-hugging the sun. Open seven days a week, Element keeps the tanning lights aglow until 9 p.m. on weekdays.
With dozens of locations sprinkled around the sunshine state, California Sun makes it easy for tanners to bronze without fear of sunburn. As sunless bathers daydream within two levels of Ergoline beds, melanin rises to the skin's surface at the beck and call of a high-pressure cooling system or adjustable face tanners, leaving bodies with a golden glow in just 10–12 minutes. For those who prefer the misty kiss of a sunless spray tan, formulas by VersaSpa, Mystic Tan, or Norvell grace guests with new shades that can last from four to seven days and won't leave skin looking unnaturally orange or supernaturally blue.
Skipping the scares of skin cancer completely, Kiss of Color bronzes bods only with the latest in airbrush-tanning technology. They use a heat-infused system customizable to each client's needs. Clients can tailor their experience with add-ons such as aromas and bronzers and get the exact level of tanning they desire. For their clients' convenience, they offer mobile tanning services, as well.
At Sunsation Tanning, every member of the Smart Tan–certified staff can strategize tanning plans to achieve each client’s envisioned hue. In the salon's arsenal, a fleet of 15 tanning beds joins forces with a full stock of lotions, color accelerators, and after-care products. The meticulous studio also houses a Mystic Tan spray-tanning booth and airbrush-tanning equipment that can be mobilized for clients with tight schedules or living statues who need an emergency touchup.