Open 24 hours a day, XSport Fitness gilds pallid patrons with sunless Mystic Tan at the Falls Church location and VersaSpa systems at the Alexandria location as well as regularly re-lamped UV beds. With Mystic Tan and VersaSpa spray-tan sessions, unstained patrons stand in private booths while a moisturizing mist sweeps over the skin, bestowing the body with the healthy golden glow of a Spanish doubloon polished up for a night on the town. In about two minutes, airbrushes apply a natural tone that can be customized according to body size, skin type, and desired color. The formula imbues epidermises with bronze, line-free tans without the hassle of spending all summer loitering around sandcastle hard-hat zones.
At Del Sol of Mineola Tanning Salon, Smart Tan–certified professionals match tanners with products and methods for safely achieving tropical hues. Standup and lie-down UV tanning beds boast five levels of strength, from basic to extreme. Bronzing and tanning lotions, including many products designed for sensitive skin, accelerate the efficacy of UV tanning. The salon also offers Norvell airbrush spray tans, which gild the skin without stimulating the body's natural production of melanin or 18-karat gold.
The bronzing team at Sharper Image Tanning helps to cultivate sun-kissed skin with custom tans. Those whose flat-screen TVs fail to create quality at-home tans can imbue their epidermises with added glow during the sunless, UV-free session. After friendly staff members escort tan-seekers to private rooms, customers stand and splay arms while a bottled solution evenly coats the body, sweeping from side to side until it reaches the desired level of darkness.
Bella Pelle by Elise cultivates clients’ outer beauty with a variety of salon and spa services. Touch up wandering eyebrows or eradicate runaway Santa beards with a facial waxing session, conducted by the experienced hands of a Bella Pelle aesthetician. Customers can brandish a silky kisser with lip waxing ($8), reveal a down-free face with cheek waxing ($14), or tame overgrown eyebrows with a reshaping and tweezing ($22).
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic airbrush tanning
Brands Used: Norvell, Hempz
Pro Tip: When the beach is out of reach. This is the place to get your all natural glow.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.