sunbed tanning 
 

Sunbed Tanning

Regular sunlight exposure allows your skin to naturally produce vitamin D which can reduce stress or tension, regulate blood pressure, & give your appearance a beautiful bronze. We'll help you manage your UV exposure with a wide variety of bed options by top brands: Ergoline, ETS, UWE, and Soltron. We offer five different Sunbed levels with varying levels of UVA & UVB to provide you with the right bed to reach your tanning goals. *Equipment varies by salon.


LEVEL 5 - BASE BUILDER

  • 99.5 UVA | .5 UVB
  • 12-24 minutes
  • 360° lay-down & mattress beds

LEVEL 4 - MAXIMIZER

  • 98 UVA | 2 UVB
  • 8-10 minutes
  • 360° lay-down & standup beds

LEVEL 3 - COLOR BOOSTER

  • 97 UVA | 3 UVB
  • 9-12 minutes
  • 360° lay-down & standup beds

LEVEL 2 - MAINTENANCE

  • 95 UVA | 5 UVB
  • 15-20 minutes
  • 360° lay-down beds

LEVEL 1 - MAINTENANCE

  • 95 UVA | 5 UVB
  • 15-20 minutes
  • 360° lay-downbeds

Enjoy unlimited tanning in our Level 1 & 2 beds with our Sunbed Membership. Consult one of our Salon Associates for a custom Sunbed regimen to reach your specific tanning goals.

 

Features:

Session time: 8-24 min

Pricing: $11-30 per session

Recommended Frequency: 2-3x per week

 

FAQ

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO TAN?

What you wear is a personal choice; some choose to wear swimsuits or undergarments, while others choose to avoid any tan lines by tanning in the nude. The privacy of indoor tanning allows you to make the choice that is most comfortable for you. If you choose to tan in the nude, we remind you that this skin may have never been exposed to Ultraviolet light and will be more sensitive. These areas must acquire a tan slowly, cut down the exposure time for these areas to 1/3 or less of the total time recommended by your tanning professional. When you can’t see any tan lines on your body, it’s ok to expose that skin the same length of time as the rest of your body.

 

DO I REALLY HAVE TO WEAR GOGGLES?

Your eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage. Federal law requires all tanning salons to supply clients with proper eye protection. The eyewear must meet federal government standards by blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Closing your eyes, using sunglasses, cotton balls, or a towel is not adequate protection, the UV rays will easily penetrate them and continue into the eyes. Failing to protect your eyes properly can potentially cause burning to the cornea and more severe damage to the lens and retina. In addition to night vision loss, excessive unprotected exposure to UV light will also damage color vision.

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

The time necessary to build a great tan depends on several factors:

  • Your skin type
  • The equipment
  • Product (if used)
  • Frequency of tanning

Our tanning consultants will work with you to develop a tanning regimen that meets your goals, while promoting a healthy tan. Most people will see a skin color change after the first few sessions, and have a good base tan in 6-10 sessions. Maintenance of your tan is then achieved with as few as 1-2 sessions per week.

 

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I LET PASS BETWEEN TANNING SESSIONS?

The FDA requires at least 24 hours between Sunbed tanning sessions. We recommend at least 2 days in between Sunbed sessions, whenever time allows.

 

HOW DO I BUILD MY TAN QUICKLY?

Trying to build a tan too quickly can have undesired results. You cannot tan more than once in any day and tanning more than what is appropriate for your skin type will only result in an undesirable outcome. However, there is a strategy that will give you an instant tan with a boost, our Tanning Cocktail - Sunbed+Sunless. By utilizing the VersaSpa Sunless tanning booth immediately after tanning in a sunbed, you can have the natural looking color you desire, quickly and effectively. The sunbed prepares your skin to accept the sunless tanning solution. For best results use a lotion specifically formulated for Tanning Cocktails while tanning in a sunbed before a Sunless session. Ask an associate for which products will work best for you.

 

HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY TAN?

Moisture is the key to a long-lasting tan. Healthy skin tans faster, darker, and retains a tan longer. Plenty of water and a quality lotion; especially one formulated for tanning, will help keep your skin moisturized. Your skin is constantly renewing itself, drier skin will shed its top layers and bring new skin to the surface. Since tanning only affects the epidermis (top layers of your skin) as those layers are shed, you lose your tanned skin. Dry layers on the surface of your skin can also block the UV rays from getting to the healthy layers of your epidermis in order to tan them. Along with moisturizing, you will need to tan regularly—1-2 times per week to maintain your color.