As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill each of City Sun Tanning's locations. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed—which features rotating facial lights—or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution and candy sprinkles. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
With more than 23 years of experience, Decran J. Gulesian has had plenty of time to refine his muscle-soothing capabilities. During sessions, he draws from four types of therapeutic and relaxing massages, including deep tissue, Swedish, and myoskeletal alignment—a technique that relieves pain by correcting posture and removing dumbbell-loaded backpacks. As owner of Knead A Break, Decran also travels to places of business to relieve work-related soreness with chair massages.
A belief in traditional Indian ayurvedic medicine and holistic principles has helped shaped Bernadette Hawkes's worldly aesthetic approach. Her treatments incorporate various therapeutic modalities, and she uses a variety of organic salves to simultaneously nourish and beautify the skin. Her vast repertoire allows her to perform a variety of relaxing treatments, including scalp massages with specially blended oils, ear candling, personalized facials, and heartfelt croons of "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Hawkes can also smooth out skin surfaces with waxing treatments. She'll cover the affected fuzzy area with high-end natural wax, uproot the offending hairs, and then immediately apply a soothing cream to minimize discomfort.
One need not look further than Chad Brewster’s certifications from the National Tanning Training Institute and Norvell University to know that he can be trusted with a spray-tan applicator. In early 2012, Chad’s search for a safe, effective alternative to UV tanning led him to open Sunnkissed, where today he specializes in applying even coats of organic, UV-free color. Complete with sleek hardwood floors, his modern studio in downtown Portland houses animal-print chairs, shelves stocked with products designed to prolong tans' duration, and tinted mirrors in which to view your skin’s new, blinding glow.