Though Sun on the Run staffers house an impressive array of cutting-edge tanning equipment—including six levels of tanning beds, Mystic HD sunless-tanning booths, and infrared Fit body wraps—it is their attention to detail that sets them apart. The Smart Tan–certified experts stock each private tanning room with complimentary goggles, baby wipes, and deodorant while packing salon shelves to the brim with teeth-whitening products and a variety of lotions and bronzers. The friendly technicians stand by to share their tanning expertise with customers, chatting with guests about how to care for their skin or build DIY tanning beds using nothing but cardboard boxes and smoldering leaves.
Although she knew the risks of tanning, Tara Hale-Mies was a regular user of UV tanning beds. But when she saw how natural airbrush tans looked, she finally made the switch. Now she promotes the long-term beauty benefits of sunless tanning and shows clients how to stay bronzed without exposing themselves to premature aging and health issues. Tara only uses Body Bronze products, selected for the rich colors they're able to produce, even without Crayola's permission. Each airbrush tan lasts 7–10 days.
A freshly bronzed complexion is often evidence of time spent at an exotic locale—for SD Glow clients, it's often a sign that they spent the day at home. The mobile tanning company packs its paraben-free tanning spray and other nourishing and tan-extending salves and travels throughout the San Diego area, giving guests a sun-kissed look from the comfort of their own home.