You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
At California Sun Tanporiums, nominated as one of the Top 250 Salons in the USA by Looking Fit magazine, bodies slip into a UV-free beach-bronze glow that lasts 4–7 days with Versa Spa sunless-tanning sessions. Clients step inside a private Versa Spa tanning booth, where a voice-activation system walks them through the three-step process that imparts a faux tan more natural looking than self-applied bronzers or wearing an oversize parking cone. Each session begins with a pH-balancing treatment to disperse natural oils, followed by an evenly applied mist of sunless tanner, a serum comprised of DHA, amino acids, and aloe that increases color depth and moisturizes skin without streaks. The machine-sprayed service finishes with a hydrating treatment of botanicals, soy proteins, and green-tea extracts to replenish vital nutrients, diminish fine lines, and wean skin off of its soda-pop bath addiction.
At B-Tan Tanning Salon, many clients tan like elephants sleep: while standing up. The salon specializes in stand-up tanning booths that cast light on clients from all sides, thereby ensuring a tan with comprehensive coverage. These booths also typically utilize stronger lamps than the beds, shortening the length of visits while lending skin a copper sheen. Some booths don't have lights at all—the Mystic spray-tanning booth bronzes bodies with a fine mist, customized to apply a desired color.
Alongside the booths, clients can, of course, sun themselves in traditional beds. The tanning consultants gladly guide visitors toward the most suitable system for their skin type, and recommend designer skin lotions that leave bodies with a dewy glow to turn heads at the beach or the National Streakers' Convention.
By observing the golden rule with every haircut, skincare treatment, and massage, the beauty specialists at Karma Salon & Spa generate positive reciprocity: clients leave feeling satisfied, communicate their joy to others, and generate a new crop of patrons. In other words, Karma's professionals create good karma. Services serve a diverse clientele, both in terms of age and ethnicity. A symphony of blow-dryers and scissors hum "Kumbaya" as stylists, armed with Redken and Bed Head products, revamp coifs. In a private treatment room, aestheticians employ natural anti-aging products such as fruit enzymes to give skin a more youthful look. Karma's nail techs embellish digits with acrylics or lacquer, and massage therapists knead out knots.
The stylists at Tease Salon enhance each client's natural beauty with an extensive list of services. Using products from top hair care brands like L'Oreal, they can turn limp, lifeless tresses into bouncy curls or brighten locks with expertly applied color and highlights. Lasio keratin treatments, meanwhile, help smooth frizzy strands, while Hotheads extensions offer a way to lengthen shorter 'dos without resorting to silly string. Hair aside, Tease's team also enriches skin by waxing away unwanted facial hair or applying makeup under the glow of the salon's glistening chandeliers.
Modern wall sconces and full-wall windows cast glow on the salon's polished wood floors and cozy leather mani-pedi chairs. Here, with the precision and artistry of a thousand microscopic architects, nail techs meticulously renovate nails and adorn with basic and long-lasting Shellac color. As tired feet steep in a soothing pedicure bath, tension fades away, calluses soften, and nails prepare for custom nail art or sleek French tips. Clients may also solicit a skilled aesthetician to clear away unwanted hair from your face, body, or antlers during swift waxing sessions.