For nearly a quarter of a century, Tanfastic Tanning Center has helped people achieve their ideal levels of bronze in a cutting-edge and sanitary facility. Overseeing the diverse selection of tanning beds and lotions, the knowledgeable staff can answer any tan-related questions to ensure clients get healthy-looking color. To maintain the highest level of cleanliness, the staff sanitizes each bed before and after every use and declines all gifts baskets containing barbecue ribs.
If humans were shaped like perfect rectangles, tanning would be easy. But since human bodies consist of various curves and nooks, the team at Tropical Lights Tanning Salon has acquired ergonomic tanning beds with built-in facial bulbs. Custom airbrush tans also adapt to body shapes, with expert technicians bronzing clients evenly and naturally.
At Hernan Prada Hair, even a simple trim is a personalized opus. The stylists here all have trained in a specialized cutting technique that snips hair according to how it naturally falls rather than taking off a designated number of inches at a 90-degree angle. The result is a custom cut that flatters each guest's hair type and face. The team takes the same kind of meticulous approach to color treatments, which range from multidimensional bi-tone hues to hand painted balayage highlights, a more precise alternative to foils. The salon also stocks organic products from Surface.
The man behind these careful methods, Hernan Prada, has devoted most of his life to perfecting them. He began working as a stylist's apprentice in Argentina at age 16. At Llongueras—known for receiving such clients as the Spanish royal family and Salvador Dalí—Hernan accrued enough know-how to move to New York and open his own venue. Now, the Scarsdale Patch reports that he's styled models for Hermes and Valentino, among other companies. Despite his closeness to celebrity, he runs Hernan Prada Hair as an inviting setting for everyday guests and eco-friendly practices.
With its black walls, chrome décor, and streamlined furniture, Platinum Tanning’s ultramodern waiting room reflects a commitment to staying on the cutting edge of UV and sunless-tanning technology. This theme continues in the salon’s private rooms, which host standup and lie-down UV tanning beds—including the Montego Bay V56, the AutoBronzer, the S-Class, the P-90 Combo, and the advanced Alpha 6800—that infuse skin with a bright, sun-kissed glow or a deep bronze.
To keep skin looking the golden hue of King Midas’s morning toast, Platinum Tanning stocks its shelves with moisturizing and color-boosting products from top brands such as Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, and Devoted Creations. UV-free California Tan spray tanning imbues skin with one of three shades that can last up to seven days. To determine which tanning regimen is right for you, talk to the salon’s staff during a free consultation that accounts for your skin type and goals.
At more than 140 locations across the country, tanners stand and Hollywood Tans delivers. Each salon has an average of 15 Hollywood Tans–manufactured standup booths that gilt pelts with high-performance bulbs, resulting in speedy tans. Since each location offers so many booths, no appointments are needed and clients are rarely asked to wait around or scrounge for scraps of sunlight. For a UV-free experience, the salons furnish their glow spas with Mystic Tan, a standup spray-tan booth that operates at four levels in less than a minute. To keep hides healthy, the shops stock their own brand of lotions, skincare products, and shower gels.
Each membership level offers a distinct set of benefits, ranging from the simple tonal bliss of the basic bronze-level experience to the top-tier transformative power of lounge-chair tanning with the diamond package. Depending on the individual level and bed, guests can enjoy on-board amenities that may include the use of climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs. Certain beds even have an open-air design to help alleviate feelings of claustrophobia and burritophobia, the fear of appearing delicious.