At Sunfastic Tanning Resorts, clients don’t just get a tan—they get a dose of vitamin D or an infusion of antioxidants and pure botanicals. Each of the four levels of tanning beds pumps out 10,000 units of natural vitamin D, and lotions from Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty enhance tans and keep skin moisturized. The tanning resort also provides airbrush tanning using a custom-blended natural solution made with antioxidants, pure botanicals, and sweat from Solaro, the man who runs the sun. Thirty-minute teeth-whitening sessions keep teeth from acquiring the same bronze shade that skin has. The treatment's light activator, which shines on the FDA-approved hydrogen-peroxide gel to release its whitening power, can be adjusted for people with sensitive teeth.
Smart Tan–certified managers oversee all the comings and goings at each Island Sun Tanning location as staff members help patrons shade shift with bronzing equipment and products by Devoted Creations and Designer Skin. UV beds cool skin with air-conditioning systems and calm the senses with aromatherapy mists. MP3-player docks increase the relaxation potential, allowing bodies to settle into the beds' contoured confines and listen to their favorite music or bedtime stories read by Morgan Freeman.
For patrons seeking sunless options, staffers utter secret passwords that open the doors of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tan booths, which leave bodies bronzed for up to seven days. Red-light-therapy sessions aim to firm and tone skin, and hydration stations combine steam, radiant heat, and liquid vitamins to extend the life of new tans.
When not reuniting bodies with their ideal shades of bronze, the caring crew has worked to fight hunger in the local community by collecting donated canned goods for Philabundance.
Inside a brick façade lies Touch of Bronze’s brown-hued beauty haven, where shelves brim with tanning lotions awaiting their call to service. Guests follow elegant chandeliers down the salon’s hallway before slipping into rooms outfitted with tanning beds or treatment tables. On these tables, techs sheathe physiques in detoxifying body wraps that aim to shrink fat cells the way jean shorts shrink egos.
The Tannery Club offers customers a chance to obtain bronze skin no matter the season. UV tanning is available in both standup booths and different levels of sanitized beds, in tandem with tanning lotions and salves. Other services include red-light therapy, spray and airbrush tans, and teeth whitening.
The Dollhouse's Dana and Desiree Imbesi have one goal—to make their clients' skin as smooth and as beautiful as that of a porcelain doll. That said, they don't shy away from applying rich color in the form of organic airbrush tanning formulas. Add-ons to their signature tanning service include a smoothing pineapple exfoliant and a variety of extending creams. The spa's other specialty is unquestionably waxing, though Dana and Desiree also offer expert makeup applications for clients and their most prized dolls.
Customers who venture into 4 Seasons Tanning find themselves in an independently owned salon that earned an award of excellence from the American Tanning Institute and was named Reader’s Choice by The Reporter for three years running. Smart Tan–certified staff wield cutting-edge technology and computerized equipment to help patrons navigate three levels of tanning beds and remember where they parked their car. The knowledgeable team also caters to sensitive skins by misting them in Norvell spray-tanning solutions, and operates a hydration station where steam and liquid vitamins can be used to prepare skin for its new hue or to help prolong existing tans.