Friends come in handy when one needs a shoulder to cry on or a body to experiment on. Luckily, Fit to Be Tan owner Heather Boss has many. After researching non-UV-based tanning methods in 2007, she began experimenting with airbrush tanning, perfecting the combination of solution and technique after many trials on her willing friends. After word spread from her happy test subjects, Boss opened Fit to Be Tan, which focuses on airbrush tanning and healthy skincare. She uses all natural solutions that bronze the skin without relying on harmful rays from the sun.
In the heart of Dupont Circle, Body Rays Tanning's high-end technology browns a clientele, which includes news anchors and professional dancers, with four styles of bed and organic spray tans. During consultations, technicians recommend appropriate exposure times and bed technology for clients? bronzing goals, which may range from a subtle glow to fitting in with their penny collections. Alternatively, organic airbrush tans speedily spray physiques, leaving behind sunlessly bronzed skin. The salon stays open seven days a week for maximum convenience.
The tanning experts at Tan Line cut down on the tedium of waiting for skin to darken inside a bed. Instead, they expedite epidermal color with sessions inside three vertical tanning machines that never exceed 10 minutes. VersaSpa sunless tanning sessions dole UV-free glows with clear or dark bronzers that contrast sharply with the dazzling smiles gained from the studio’s 20-minute ShineWhite teeth whitening treatment.
What makes it great: intraceuticals oxygen infusion to deliver vitamins and antioxidants deep into skin, plus a mini microdermabrasion treatment, and LED treatment to deliver dramatic anti-aging results in 135 minutes
The floor-to-ceiling glass windows that line the front of Relaxed Spa serve two purposes: to funnel natural light inside and act as an invisible barrier to stress. Owner Solmaz Celik and her staff of certified salon and spa technicians preach relaxation as they pamper visitors during services such as sugar and hard waxing, facial treatments, and massage therapy. Using a classic, Shellac, or french style mani-pedi, they also clean up fingernails and toenails.
The tanning experts at Body Bronze aim to send clients out of their clean, peaceful salon in a flash. Three levels of UV stand-up beds make color-seeking sessions pass by in up to half the time of other tanning solutions, sending clients on their way with a quickly-gained glow. Just a few spritzes of Mystic Tan UV-free bronze bodies with streak-free color that's up to five shades darker than their natural skin tone, while the InfinitySun eco-friendly airbrush treatments create the same reaction in the skin that the sun does.