The rising popularity of tanning salons can be attributed to recent shady activities by the sun, which was seen bear hugging strangers and following up with incomprehensible late night texts. Dignify a dashing dermal coating with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of UV tanning, Mystic tanning, or products at Hollywood Tans. Choose from the following four locations: Bel Air (located on Bel Air Road), Severna Park (located on Ritchie Highway), Westminster (located on Clifton Boulevard), or Hagerstown (located on Garland Groh Boulevard).
Hollywood Tans, one of the nation’s largest chains of tanning salons, turns dermises gold with a special alchemic process known as Tanetics. Skin specialists consider each customer’s tanning goal, skin tone, and skin sensitivity before helping them choose the perfect skin-shading procedure. Four clean and comfortable types of stand-up UV tanning-booth options filter out most pestiferous UVB rays while speedily darkening pigment. Pricing varies, but five 11-minute bouts inside Hollywood Tans’ HT42 booth ($30) are enough to leave any pelt polished with a glossy base tan. For Daphnes fleeing Apollo, a Mystic spray-tan booth (starting at $19) depales pasty parchment with a misty coat of bronze that can last 5–7 days. The Mystic’s cartridges can be changed to allow users great flexibility in choosing their preferred skin patinas, or they can be purchased in bottle form for do-it-yourself home applications (starting at $19). A plethora of lotion is available to give your skin a longer lasting hue and moisturize your dermis until it's a glowing beacon of hydrated human hide.
Appointments are not required at Hollywood Tans, so prospective tan toners can walk in on a whim, annex a booth, and enjoy the satisfaction of doing their part to put the sun out of business. While clients are bronzing inside the cozy booths, their vehicles soak in paint-enhancing rainbow beams in the parking lot.
The Westminster location of Hollywood Tans was voted Best Tanning Salon in 2010 by readers of the Carroll County Times.