A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa 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 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.
Sunkissed Tan Spa’s arsenal of equipment and tanning services may seem daunting at first. But visitors need only look to the closest staff member for advice, since each one is certified by the National Tanning Training Institute, to know how each technique will affect the skin and which exposure times are right for each client. The UV lamps that line each Ergoline, Soltron, and Sunstar bed imbue natural, long-lasting color, while UV-free hues from Norvell and Mystic Tan booths keep skin safe from the sun’s rays and infectious John Denver tunes. And though the company specializes in tanning, its teeth-whitening services are hardly an afterthought—the swift smile-boosting power of the spa’s Zoom! and BlueMagic whitening systems made them the official teeth-whitening company of Miss Dallas 2009 and Miss Teen Dallas 2009.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a mobile airbrush tanning company. We come to the client, and cater to clients who do not have time to travel to a tanning salon.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to open up a business
to cater to people and their needs, and make them feel better about themselves.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with people and making then happy.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
This is the best spray tan I've every had. I will be back to you very soon!
As the second planet from the sun, Venus would be a sunbather's dream if not for its pesky acidic clouds and 500-degree temperatures. Thankfully, the technicians at Venus Tan have found an easier way to deliver bronze colors inspired by Earth's sister planet. Here, powerful beds and booths from Ergoline and Sundash banish paleness in sessions as quick as 8 minutes. Skin can be moisturized and tans augmented through lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and Designer Skin. The studio also offers sunless tanning in the form of Mystic sprays, which leaves behind even, streak-free color without exposure to UV rays.
Electrolysis is the driving force behind Krystal Klear Skincare Solutions; skin specialist Krystal uses the method to eliminate marks, moles, hair, and even spider veins. Part of the appeal of the system is its noninvasive nature, since the advanced electrolysis machine’s electrical energy zaps away its targets while leaving behind little to no scarring. Aside from skin-deep beauty treatments, Krystal adds permanent makeup to lips and applies airbrush tans to cover back tattoos of the local prison’s underground tunnels. Each appointment includes a free consultation.
With comfortable facilities, you'll feel at home when you visit Arlington's Pho Duy Tan for an incredible tanning experience.
This salon will have you looking beach-ready, just ask about any of its services such as tanning beds, spray tan, and airbrush tan.
Walk-ins are always welcome at this salon in Arlington, making it a prime salon for last-minute services.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
A great way to get the tan you've always wanted, skip the sun and swing by Pho Duy Tan for an even better bronze.