Behind the well-kempt storefront, a long hallway leads to each of Sun Kissed Tanning & Beauty’s private rooms. Inside, five levels of UV tanning beds power up to surround visitors in a warm, glowing light. The beds come in both horizontal and vertical versions, so clients can relax in a reclined position or hiss at a cable-company phone rep while standing up. Or they can skip the UV rays altogether—during airbrush tans, a certified staffer coats physiques head to toe in a tanning solution that provides an instant bronze.
Potted trees and paintings of scenic getaways welcome visitors into Sundeck Tanning Salon, a beach-themed bronzing studio that is owned and operated by a team of female tanning experts. Posters of bikini-clad beauties provide inspiration to bodies waiting to use the salon's spray-tanning booths and beds, with underlying captions that display tips for maximizing their new glow's lifespan, such as moisturizing it regularly and packing it in ice each night. Tanning products available for purchase lend vibrant pops of color to the shop's clean, white shelves, and include offerings from popular brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
Ashworth's Beauty Group bestows beauty-seekers and relaxation revelers with a welcoming environment and high-quality, professional product lines for luxurious services and treatments. Slip shoulders into a tension-relieving massage from a licensed massage technician, who uses skilled fingers and pliable palms to work shoulders, backs, and necks until muscles are finally calm enough to get back to their Monopoly game. Ready fingers for a big night out or a haute night in with an application of acrylic nails by an acrylic-nails specialist. For future oceanfront tourists, participants in wintertime lake dunks, and hot-pants enthusiasts, a Brazilian wax with an experienced, professional technician removes hair so quickly it's almost painless, and a cut and style with designer products, such as Paul Mitchell and Joico, tames tresses and ensures manes will roar with pleasure at their glamorous new get-ups.
Behind the unassuming pink walls of Flamingo Tan's lobby is nothing less than the bottled power of the sun, in the form of the salon’s four different levels of tanning beds. The machines bronze bodies at different intensities, from the standard, long 3,000-watt bulbs of the Level 1 seashell bed to the concert-worthy light show of the 19,000-watt Level 4 Open Sun 1050. In addition to standard tanning, the studio heats up bodies with infrared body wraps and mimics the sun's touch with VersaSpa sunless spray tans, which produce bronzed skin more effectively than convincing a third-place athlete to clobber you with his medal.
At Solar Tan & Spa in Miamisburg, experienced staff match clients with appropriate UV-tanning beds, available in traditional, high-pressure, or standup models oft favored by cows for naptime bronzing. Tanning experts also explain the subtle differences among three sunless options, including a booth with organic, paraben-free solutions and a custom-airbrushing session. The salon-and-spa side of the menu delves into other options, such as the detoxifying Fit infrared body wrap system or teeth-whitening treatments capable of brightening smiles up to 10 shades. Staff members are dedicated to clients' comfort and safety, and the salon itself is as clean as an unused whistle and open seven of the eight days each week.
Bronze Tan Studios' high-quality beds, spray-tan booths, and a professional staff help transform sallow skin into burnished bodies. Shade shifters will appreciate a month of Gold Club tanning with their choice of three different bed styles. Extra-pallid novices and 19th-century horror writers can build up their base tans with the Ultra Bed, which features three facial tanners and full-body cooling fans. The Booster Bed provides time-crunched tanners with color upgrades in only 10 minutes, allowing them to quickly get back to evading police manhunts. Stand-up tanners, meanwhile, can darken their dermises while honing their observational humor in the no-contact Sundazzler while a high-performance dual-speed body fan alleviates flop sweat.
Tan Pro USA has been compensating for the less-than-ideal latitudinal coordinates of Ohio since 1998. It was then that they opened their first tanning outpost furnished with 30 UV beds, and they have since expanded operations to 43 stores throughout the state. They stock each location with ample tanning units, rendering appointments an archaic formality equivalent to gifting a sheep to your defense lawyer. After customers stroll in, they can slide into an Ergoline 1100, which boasts four ultra-performance facial tanners and two high-pressure shoulder tanners. Staffers advise which lotions enhance traditional tanning results along with explaining the benefits of the UV-free VersaSpa spray-tan booths. Harnessing infrared heat, VersaSpa booths impart a glow to entire physiques or targeted trouble areas, such as the inside of the armpits.