With 37 years of experience to her name, Mitzi Sanders leads the staff at both her Goodlettsville and Gallatin salon locations. Stocked with products from Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Redkin, the crew goes to work prettying up heads by rendering an extensive selection of tress-focused services. More than just a hair salon, Mitzi's boasts the full spectrum of body-bronzing methods; they offer traditional tanning, spray tans, and giant vats filled with melted butterscotch candy.
As the old saying goes, “If you want something done well, do it yourself.” That's exactly what TropiTANa owner Alex Friedrichsen did. After 20 years spent tanning at indoor facilities and lamenting the lack of a quality, high-end tanning spa in the Mt. Juliet area, Friedrichsen decided to build one himself, and in 2006, the doors of TropiTANa were officially opened.
Inside, lofty ceilings provide cool ventilation for 15 private rooms, each stocked with fresh towels and trimmed in sea-foam green and wood paneling. Fourteen beds comprise six levels of tanning perfect for establishing or building on a solid base tan, and a VersaSpa booth mists pelts with a carefully calibrated spray that eschews the orange glow typically caused by Velveeta-based formulas. Perhaps most importantly, the tanning spa is staffed by a team of Smart Tan–certified crew members, each of whom has been trained to advise clients on the best tanning choices for their skin type and needs, and to clean each room according to a checklist to ensure sanitary surroundings after each session.
Customers can don a dashing dermis and acquire a pigment of their imagination with the aid of Urban Sun Tan Spa’s high-tech equipment. Avoid the sun’s burny kisses with 10 20-minute sessions inside the soothing confines of a Sunstar UV bed ($7.95 each), which features 32 body lamps and a full-body cooling system. Or soak up a melanin marinade while getting basted with two VersaBronze sunless spray treatments ($19.95 each). Boasting an open design and a built-in blow dryer, VersaBronze gives skin a tropical punch while hydrating and smoothing bodies in less than 60 seconds. Additionally, a knowledgeable staff provides visitors with helpful pointers and ensures they don’t emerge from their session sporting a camouflage pattern.
Hot Spot Tanning combines state-of-the-art sunless-bronzing technology with friendly, committed service. Marinade your melanin with a month of unlimited tanning in one of Hot Spot's standard bulb-based beds, which boast a bevy of advanced amenities, including built-in timers, optional air conditioning, and inspirational photos of the world's sexiest gingerbread men (a $41.99 value). Or, achieve the perfect sun-un-kissed glow thanks to the ray-less power of two airbrush tans, applied by a trained tantress to deliver a UV-free dose of customized color (each a $27.99 value).