The days of baby oil and tinfoil are in the past, but when it's the season of strapless dresses and bikinis, we all want radiant, bronzed skin. However, the more we learn about harmful UV and UVB exposure, the less time we want to spend working on our tans. Sunless tanning has taken on a new meaning in Los Angeles and what better way to show off your summer designer threads than with a sun-kissed glow that is natural-looking and won't damage your skin?
Bronz Body Tan
2236 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Open seven days a week, this tanning salon has a team of bronzing experts that will match your skin to the perfect sunless shade. Using the exclusive formulation from SunFX, an all-natural, odor-less and chemical-free tanning spray, Bronze Body Tan will give you a premium radiance on your face and body – even hard-to-reach-spots – without that awful, orange stain. Becoming a VIP member of the salon offers many perks including 25% off UV-free tanning services and lotion and special discounted upgrades.
The Tanning Club
1132 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Featured on MTV and a hot spot for celebrity sightings, The Tanning Club is the place for custom, airbrushed bronzing that will maintain a sun-kissed look all year long. The UV-Free, Mystic Tan™ is an easy, in-and-out appointment (perfect for a lunchtime break), lasts 10 days and will make you look like you've just spent a week in Hawaii. The Customized Airbrushing Tanning service can be used for specific areas (such as abs, face and décolleté) or to maintain your UV-Free Mystic Tan. The Tanning Club offers specials via their website including printable coupons for discounts on services.
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LA Organic Tanning
Mobile Spray Tanning
Your skin doesn't need to absorb harmful chemicals in exchange for a rich, bronzed tone. And you don't need to drive across town to get a great spray tan. Let the girls at LA Organic come to you. Their tanning products contain certified organic DHA, certified organic aloe vera extract, vitamin E and super-nutrient antioxidants to boost collagen. The sun-kissed glow from LA Organic Tanning is fast drying, fragrance-free and long-lasting. LA Organic Tanning tips to prepare yourself: 1) Cleanse and exfoliate the area that is being spray tanned (don't use an oil-based product); 2) Concentrate exfoliation on potential dry skin areas such as elbows, knees, ankles and tops of feet; 3) Make sure you wax or shave at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
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My Bella Tan
4774 Park Granada
Calabasas, CA 91302
My Bella Tan services customers from all over the West Valley and Malibu with its Custom Color Airbrush Tanning using Fantasy Tan formulas. Customers can choose from SunSpray (light-medium), Botanical Bronze (medium), Celebrity Glow (medium-dark), Chocolate Tan (dark) and SunSet Bliss D&E (dark2). For $10 more, you can also get the "Twinkle Body Shimmer" which is a hot trend on "Dancing with the Stars" every season. In addition, bridal parties can schedule a day for pampering before walking down the aisle.
Suntans To Go
13317 Moorpark St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Suntans To Go uses the The Mystic Tan™ booth to create a summer tan that looks natural. Each application is personalized to your skin tone, body size and the bronze shade you desire. At Suntans To Go, you won't have to wrinkle your nose at the chemical scent, because the raspberry almond fragrance will smell sweet like a summer day. To help your glow last longer, Suntans To Go suggests using a shower gel instead of soap (soap's high level of alkaline can neutralize the self-tanner) and use a moisturizer containing a gradual self tanner (such as Jergens Natural Glow).
Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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