Radical Tan totes the sun's rays indoors with its arsenal of UV beds and spray tans. High- and low-intensity tanning beds keep skin comfortable with breezy air conditioning as up to 56 powerful lamps imbue silhouettes with sun-kissed results that last longer than playing seven minutes in heaven with a nearby star. Meanwhile, spray tans abandon UV altogether by spritzing bodies with a nourishing bronzing mist, and detail-oriented beauty services, such as collagen-stimulation treatments, ensure every feature complements clients' ravishing new tans.
Signature Service: Organic skincare services and lash extensions
Brands Used: Eminence organic skincare products, CosMedix peels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Q&A with the Owner
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Some of our more popular services are our organic skincare treatments, eyelash extensions, and airbrush tanning sessions. We also offer hair removal services, including threading and waxing.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We carry Eminence organic skin care products, which is 100% organic, and CosMedix, which offers a full line of chemical peels. We also have a peel for every skin type.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
Organic Shimmer started out three years ago as a one-room, one-person airbrush tanning service. After a year of building a loyal clientele, Organic Shimmer moved to the Marina District in San Francisco as a brick and mortar tanning spa. After yet another year, we decided to expand into the spa world and offer skin care, waxing, and eyelash extensions, as well as other beauty services.
Schedule a day filled with beauty treatments at Perfect Nails and Skincare Center in San Francisco and enjoy the luxury of a full-service salon.
Have a long day? Pamper yourself with a relaxing and hydrating facial.
Prep yourself for bikini season with a painless hair removal service, such as waxing, threading, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and epilation.
For beauty services, such as eyebrow tinting and eyelash extensions, look no further than Perfect Nails and Skincare Center.
San Francisco trusts the hair services at this salon first and foremost.
Increase your nail strength and health with a manicure and pedicure.
Feel like it's summer all year long with this salon's full suite of amazing tanning services, such as tanning beds, spray tan, and airbrush tan.
After a trip to Perfect Nails and Skincare Center, your sun-kissed color will fool friends into thinking you just got back from vacay.
In Focus: Skin City
Motto: “An Urban Skincare Oasis”
Specialties: facials, peels, and head-to-toe waxing
Types of products used: botanical and organic (many of which are also for sale)
When skin became a city: Native San Franciscan Brigitta Burr-Melendy opened the spa in 1995, just two short years after she entered the aesthetician trade.
How she counts two decades in business: with several hundred regulars that she and her talented team have won over the years
The staff’s favorite facial: Skin City’s Signature—90 minutes of relaxation that unfolds with a deep-pore cleanse, enzymatic steam, extractions, and custom mask
When to start preparing for a bikini wax: three days prior, using the housemade Bright Blends (sold exclusively at the spa) to prevent ingrown hairs
The finishing touch to your beach-ready look a UV- and scent-free airbrush tan
Always Tan Skin and Body Day Spa in San Francisco is a charming day spa that offers an exclusive escape from everyday routines.
This spa's expert aestheticians are trained to provide the best and relaxing facials.
Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin with a variety of skin care treatments, such as microdermabrasion.
This spa's massages can relax tensed muscles and ease sore spots, such as shoulders.
Design your smile at Always Tan Skin and Body Day Spa with any one of these dental services.
Spa knows winter can be hard for us all. That's why they offer tanning beds, spray tan, and airbrush tan. Jump start your summer with a little tanning.
For gentle, pain-free hair removal, head to Always Tan Skin and Body Day Spa for a quick fix.
If you have an upcoming vacation, be sure to stop by Always Tan Skin and Body Day Spa for a quick hair removal service.
In Focus: Dermaplus Skin Solutions
Location: Marina/Cow Hollow District
Speciality: holistic, yet clinical skincare
Staff: aestheticians and a registered nurse
Services include: facials, laser treatments, makeup application, and spray tanning
As seen in: Allure, Goop, and Daily Candy
On the shelf: products from J.Sabatelli, Obagi, Jane Iredale, Clarisonic, and its own line, Dermaplus Skin + Body
Products for sale: Perk Naturals Organic Coffee Body Scrub, Olive Branch Organics, Kai, and initial necklaces