Named Best Tanning Salon by Good Times Santa Cruz, Tanners Cove bronzes bodies with an array of UV and sunless techniques. Gild your dermal surface to a treasury finish with a month of unlimited low-pressure brownings in one of Tanners Cove's advanced beds, which emit controlled mixtures of UVB and UVA light designed to minimize burning. Or, submit your body canvas to a level-two airbrushing in which a certified spray-tan technician will delicately apply sunshine paint to your exterior, leaving a glow, an even hue, or an abstract rendering of the Eiffel Tower upon request.
The Land Down Under is a continent set beneath a scorching sun—Australian Tan knows, just like Australians, how to harness the light to achieve glowing, bronzy skin. The salon’s faux sun comes from six different tanning booths. The most basic bed imparts a base tan in 20 minutes, while the Instant 770 imparts a rich, long-lasting hue in as few as 10. Meanwhile, the sunless spray-tanning booth houses an automatic system that sprays on UV-free color. Regardless of the chosen bed, the staff can complement sessions with bronzing lotions that enhance acquired tans or help an old trophy get through a midlife crisis with a refreshed façade. Each member of the staff goes through 35 hours of training prior to working in the salon, so they can easily tailor tanning plans to each customer.
Nestled between serene coastlines and redwood forests, Tradewinds Tanning & Day Spa houses a team of aestheticians and massage therapists that enthusiastically welcomes customers to relax and partake in various treatments. Numerous facials rejuvenate skin, and waxes remove unwanted body hair. Utilizing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point, massage therapists aim to relieve muscular tension and stress from thinking about one’s perpetually-burning backyard tire fire. Tanning beds in five different varieties are also available, and infrared body wraps aim to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
To give bodies a golden glow, the certified technicians at deSoleil Spray Tanning employ Infinity Sun technology, which has shaded the skin of celebrities such as Britney Spears and Paula Abdul. The bronzing experts grasp precision spray guns that atomize the all-natural solution into a fine mist for even coverage and let them customize each tan to blend seamlessly with the specific sand castle in which the client is currently living. The solution, enriched with antioxidants and hydrating botanicals, yields a coppery luminescence that can last up to two weeks and fades uniformly rather than leaving streaks. DeSoleil Spray Tanning augments bronzing with pre- and post-tanning skin treatments that incorporate aloes and emollients to moisturize thirsty dermises, ensuring that skin maintains its soft feel and dewy appearance.
The wattage on Tan Line Salon’s beds goes up to 20,000. Its five levels of beds begin at Level 1, which offers 20- and 10-minute tans. From there, the beds progress to include more than 10 units including Level 3 and 4 Ergoline Avant Garde beds and a Level 5 Omega high-pressure bed. They also offer sunless airbrush tans and facilitate bronze boosts with myriad products, such as accelerators and bronzers from brands such as Supre and Designer Skin.