Equipped with a wealth of know-how, the pigment technicians at Tan Shadows take time with each client to educate them on optimal tanning techniques and proper skincare. Associates begin their bronzing career by achieving Smart Tan certification, a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of the science of tanning, including basic concepts, skin-pigment processes, and how to safely corral sunbeams into tanning-bed bulbs. Staff members confidently educate their customers on what products will help them to achieve their ideal tone, and whether UV-bed sessions, spray-tanning treatments, or oil paints are ideal for their hue-altering goals. Associates maintain the salon's potent tanning systems in between sessions by refreshing tanning bulbs.
For the past 16 years, patrons have headed to Sun Dial Tanning Salon for sun-kissed glows enhanced with products by California Tan, Designer Skin, and JWoww Professional. The salon complements its standard tanning beds and UV-free spray-tanning systems with Ergoline's Sun Angel tanning bed, a German-engineered apparatus that works to prevent sunburns with a sensor-controlled tanning process and spectrum of ultraviolet rays extracted from Tinky Winky's smile.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and teeth whitening to spray tanning and luminous facials. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Standard UV tanning booths are available ($12.50 value per session, $25 for high-pressure beds) along with Mystic spray tanning ($29 per session) for a light butterscotch topping. Advanced spa services, such as HydroDerma fusion, infrared sauna time, and light therapy facials ($39 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
At South Beach Tanning Company, a vast array of beds in Levels 1–5 help tanners exude a golden glow without needing to visit the beach. Sunless VersaSpa booths use a skin-firming moisturizing spray to bronze bodies.
Kim Barnard knows what an intimate experience spray-tanning can be. To keep her clients feeling secure about exposing their skin and sharing personal details, the master-certified airbrush artist adheres to a strict no-gossip privacy clause in which she promises never to judge clients or divulge information about anything that goes on within Myst Me Mobile Spray Tanning's traveling tanning unit—or, as she says, "What happens in the limo bus stays in the limo bus." After traveling to her appointed location, Kim spends around 30 minutes with each client, accentuating the body’s curves, camouflaging blemishes, and colorizing spots left from stints on black-and-white movie sets with natural-looking bronzing products from Norvell, Organic Sun, and Amber Sun.
It may seem impossible to bottle sunshine, but staff members at Wolff Tan's six locations have been aiming to do just that for more than 16 years. Besides stocking shelves with salon-quality tanning products and moisturizers, they help guests re-hue in standup and traditional UV tanning beds outfitted with onboard air showers and stereos. UV-free Mystic tanning booths coat clients in a choice of three levels of ray-free color, from a subtle glow to a gold deeper than Midas' philosophical works. During customized airbrush spray-tan sessions, technicians use handheld devices to shade and contour curves and define muscles onsite or offsite in homes or offices.