Low lighting glints off a wall covered in glitter as toes curl on a zebra-striped rug, with feet bare from kicking off flip-flops to climb into one of Tan Lounge's tanning booths. The cocktail-lounge d?cor helps transforms what could be considered a chore?routine maintenance in a UV bed or a quick spray-tan session?into a glamorous self-indulgence. With the eagerness of the town gossip's town crier, staff members lavish tips on patrons that are informed by an understanding of skin chemistry. Staffers will helpfully direct those concerned about claustrophobia to airy, standup UV booths and wryly describe the collection of color-enhancing lotions in terms of "tingle factor," which tells you how intensely they stimulate blood and melanin flow in the skin. Cleaners sterilize beds and booths after each guest, and bulbs are replaced once they burn below 80% capacity to avoid weak sessions.
Licensed massage therapist Diane Johnston Souza knows the human body. During each massage, she draws on her knowledge of massage and reflexology and more than 16 years of working with clients from all walks of life. Through massage therapy, she customizes the massage to use modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, prenatal, and trigger-point therapy to help alleviate discomfort caused by stress or extreme sports. Working alongside Diane, Margie Johnston specializes in skincare, performing facials, LED red-light therapy, and waxing for both men and women. During facial treatments, Margie includes a signature 19-step facial massage and analyzes the skin to create mask that is tailored to her clients' needs, using Elizabeth Grant skincare products to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
The staff at Soho Tan Spa knows there’s no single correct path to getting a glowing tan. To accommodate clients of all skin types and sensibilities, they offer tanning treatments ranging from the classic UV beds to airbrush treatments by trained technicians or the automated jets of a VersaSpa booth. Their three-pronged approach lets clients choose the level of privacy and method best suited to their skin. The VersaSpa spray tanning booths offer three tanning MyMyst shades to accommodate clients who just want a splash of color or those who want to look like they've spent weeks in a close orbit around the sun. Four brands of beds let clients emphasize facial tanning or faster tan times, while spa facials performed in the tanning salon help refresh newly tanned skin.