Unlike getting a tan outside, spray tanning doesn't require building a base coat or viewing the sun's endless collection of Oort-cloud-vacation slides. Savor your solar solitude with today's Groupon: for $29, you get three Mystic Tans at Planet Beach MetroWest–Orlando (a $105 value).
Planet Beach MetroWest–Orlando enriches epidermal hues with a variety of UV and sunless-tanning services within its serene, purple-walled spa. Select your favorite radio station or Jingle Cats album on Planet Beach's sound system and sashay into the automated MyMyst booth, confident in the tanning process after watching a brief instructional video. While a female voice intones instructions on how and where to stand inside the well-lit blue booth, airbrushes approach profiles from four angles to ensure an even coat of color. Tans fully develop in about six hours and last up to seven days with proper moisturizing, minimal exposure to chlorine, and maximum exposure to beach-themed screen savers. Planet Beach recommends wearing loose-fitting clothing to your appointment for the sake of comfort and colorfastness.
Planet Beach MetroWest Orlando
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach MetroWest Orlando is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach MetroWest Orlando operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.