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.
The skillful staff at Vibrant Tanning Too, named one of the area's best tanning salons by viewers of KCRA 3, guides patrons toward a sun-kissed glow through various tanning techniques. The high-powered lamps in a Gold-level or more intense Diamond-level bed darken epidermises to give bodies a beach-ready look or help them perfect their wheat-penny impressions. During 20-minute red-light rejuvenation sessions, an arsenal of light beams works to promote the production of collagen and elastin, allowing scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles to parachute from skin surfaces. Alternatively, trained and certified technicians can deftly apply airbrushed color in 15-minute airbrush-tanning sessions, deepening the skin's hue to a light tan, deep bronze, or festive green polka dot for up to 11 vacation-like days.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Healthy Tan Airbrush Tanning gives clients a natural-looking glow without harmful UV radiation. During an approximately 20- to 40-minute session, the trained technicians mist pasty physiques with Aviva Labs’ water-based, hypoallergenic tanning solution. The DHA cocktail interacts with the amino acids and proteins in skeleton-wrappers to produce a streak-free tan customized to the shade each individual desires. With proper exfoliation and moisturizing maintenance, the sun-kissed look can last for five to seven days. In order to promote awareness of the potentially harmful effects of sunbathing on Earth or the surface of Helios himself, the studio donates 5% of its profits to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
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 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 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.
For more than 20 years, the certified staffers at California Tan have added pop to pigment within an office basking under the West Coast sunshine. In addition to offering 12 beds with four levels of tanning, they can design custom tanning plans that gradually build up a richer complexion over time. To augment the warm glow of the bed lights, they provide lotions by Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold. They also house a UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booth, which evenly slicks standing bodies with a deluxe bronzing potion. To complete the day-on-the-beach feeling, they lead guests to their SpaCapsule dry aqua massager that kneads newly tanned backs using 28 water jets. In addition to tanning and massage services, they carry swimwear, including two-piece bathing suits, perfect for beach outings or informal State of the Union addresses. They also stock their shelves with vitamins and dietary supplements to ensure the inside of the body is as attractive as the outside is.