While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed’s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800’s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won’t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Jojoba oil
Pro Tip: Arrive 10–15 minutes early to fill out a short form. That will allow us to start on time.
With locations spanning Oklahoma City, Midwest City, and Norman, Sandy Beaches Tanning helps keep Sooner State bodies looking summer-ready all year round. Beds by brands such as Ovation, Solaris, and Acclaim HP comprise four tiers of conventional bulb tanning, or Mystic Tan airbrush booths rely upon the body's own magnetic properties to attract the customized formula in a way that helps it adhere evenly to every curve, crease, and prime meridian. To help clients keep up their sun-drenched demeanor between visits, Sandy Beaches also stocks each location's shelves with a large selection of tanning lotions, which customers can learn more about thanks to a biweekly lotion review posted on the business's facebook page.
Rumor has it that spray-tan tech Jennifer Freer can hit a pale leg from 100 paces. Beyond just accuracy, she's a stickler for customization. Her natural tanning solution is tailored to the client's unique skin tone and won't leave any odor or tacky orange tint. Jennifer offers spray-tan parties for groups of five or more and can provide a customized glow for special occasions such as proms or weddings.
With five levels of beds offering different degrees of bronzing and features such as aromatherapy, Caesars Tan provides effective, relaxing tanning sessions. To accommodate UV-free tanners, the staffers here mist bods from head to toe with airbrush tanning, and they keep skin rejuvenated with red-light therapy beds. Rounding out their beautifying services are body wraps, lash extensions, and facials, as well as an onsite boutique that offers swimwear, jewelry, hats, sunglasses, and more.
Professional airbrushing technician Joni Yeager has been building her body of work for eight years. She offers a natural tan to customers unable to spend the time basking in a tanning bed or wary of wear and tear on skin from exposure to the sun and sand paper-lined waterslides. Her sunless-tanning service uses a handheld airbrush to cover titillated tanners from head to toe in approximately 15 minutes. A single airbrush tan ($30) bronzes each body without the after-effects of orange pulp or tinting, and a package of two sunless sessions symmetrically extends the aesthetic benefits. Her spacious lobby can accommodate parties of 10 or more, including bridal parties or groups of 50 friends out for a suffragettes' committee meeting.