Using clean, modern equipment, Always August Tanning’s experienced staff turns pale Elizabethan kings and queens into bronzed beach royalty. Lamp worshippers ensconced in four types of UV baggage compartments can bake faces and shoulders to a toasty brown with targeted high-pressure tanners—users can buy a month of unlimited tans (starting at $49.99) or a finite package of tanning minutes (starting at $24.95) to be ticked off one by one. Or treat a UV-phobic hide to a five-minute airbrush tan ($39.99) with paraben-free South Seas Tahitian Tan solution and let skin soak in its brown colour base and cucumber-melon scent.
Forever Tanned comfortably cocoons customers in its private Mystic Tan booths where skin acquires natural-looking, uniform bronzing during UV-free spray sessions. Before each tanning experience, customers may cover hair and feet with optional protective coverings provided by the salon before disrobing and entering the spray tan booth's warmed interior. During the 60-second process, oscillating spray-tan nozzles cover fronts, backs, and diagonals in a polarized blend of aloe vera and customized bronzer formula, after which a towel is provided to blot any remaining droplets on the skin's surface. Like paint-swatch librarians, Forever Tanned's technicians aid clients in matching a tanning formula to each individual skin type, tone, and desired shade, with a choice of three formulas available per individual skin profile. Nozzles aim for any body size as they spray magnetized bronzer particles on to the epidermis, enabling uniform trophy-room camouflage that may darken throughout the day. To see the full tanning process, check out Forever Tanned's Mystic spray tan video.
Island Cove Tanning Ltd.’s high-pressure, standup, or regular tanning beds gild limbs with the help of products from California Tan, Swedish Beauty, and Australian Gold. Mystic Tan booths spray clients in 60 seconds with their choice of UV-free bronzes, and infrared saunas detox bodies by elevating the body’s core temperature.
When the staffers at Desert Sun Tanning Salons say they can fix your problems with a cocktail, they?re not talking about libations. Instead, they?re referring to a method that combines two types of bronzing styles. After lying in a traditional sunbed, patrons pop into an automatic spray-tanning booth. The idea is that the UV rays in the bed trigger melanin production and open the pores so that the spray tan goes on darker and lasts longer. Of course, customers can indulge in either of these options separately, choosing from a fleet of machinery that includes Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless tanning booths and silver-, gold-, and platinum-level sunbeds.
They can also undergo a session that doesn?t change the skin?s tone, but, rather, tones it. Red-light therapy drenches the skin in fluorescent light that boosts collagen production in order to firm skin, tighten muscles, and transform sagging bloomers into boxer briefs. Regular salon visitors can consider purchasing a membership, which entitles them to tanning-bed upgrades and discounts on skincare products.
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan?certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.
Desert Sun Tanning's FormoStar body wraps radiate infrared heat onto the limbs and torso in order to boost metabolism and accelerate the burning of fat. During the 50-minute treatment, clients can adjust the body wrap's temperature to suit their levels of heat tolerance and pyromania. The heat from the wrap helps alleviate muscle pain, promotes calorie burning without muscle or lung fatigue, and stimulates the lymphatic system. The sweating that the treatment induces in users is also thought to exfoliate away dead skin cells.