Not all skin tans the same. So, when you come into the salon, we’ll figure out which services and products will best achieve your personal tanning goals—on your schedule. We always want to help you look spectacular! It’s why we’re here.
At Sun Tan City, our ultimate goal is to deliver the very best indoor tanning experience for our clients. With our unbeatable prices, cutting-edge tanning technology, high-quality products and knowledgeable Tanning Consultants…your personalized tanning experience is guaranteed to be great.
Our goal is to make sure you have complete peace of mind while you’re enjoying time in a Sun Tan City tanning bed or spray tanning booth. That’s why we take sanitation of our facilities and equipment very seriously. You will never be left wondering about cleanliness when you choose Sun Tan City for your tanning experience. After each client completes his or her tanning session, our employees prepare the room and the tanning bed or booth for its next use. All tanning equipment, both tanning beds and spray booths, are sanitized using Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved products. We don’t stop there. Any and all additional furniture that could come in contact with one of our guests during a tanning session is properly cleaned prior to use. This includes pillows, cushions, tabletops, handles and acrylic surfaces. Finally, once a Sun Tan City employee has properly sanitized all applicable equipment, the cleaning is recorded in our computer system and marked as complete. We will always have a record of the room and tanning booth being sanitized prior to your visit.
What should I do to care for my tan?
All of our products are formulated to help your skin stay well-nourished and moisturized and to keep your tan glowing and vibrant. Ask your Tanning Consultant which products are the best for your skin type before you leave Sun Tan City. When showering, consider using the gentle ingredients of a tan-extending body wash. It is a great way to cleanse your skin while also nourishing and extending your tan.
After showering, liberally apply one of our tan extenders. Our tan-extending lotions feature special enhancers that will make your tan stay vibrant longer while nourishing and softening skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water to nourish your skin from the inside, too, for maximum tan effectiveness. Finally, be sure to wait a full 24 hours for the tanning process to complete before coming back to tan again. As long as your skin stays soft and healthy and shows no signs of reddening, Sun Tan City welcomes you to come back in order to deepen your color and maintain your shine.
What should I wear when tanning in a tanning bed?
Your room at Sun Tan City is entirely private, and employees will not interrupt you during your tanning session. You are free to wear whatever you like to make the most of your tanning experience. Many of those who enjoy private indoor tanning do so in the nude. Nude tanning provides the most even coverage, as well as a sense of total-body relaxation you just can’t get anywhere else. However, because tender areas of your body are exposed during your sessions that are not accustomed to being exposed to sunlight, you will want to introduce your body to nude exposure at a relaxed pace. For those with concerns about sanitation or modesty, you are also welcome to tan wearing swimwear of any coverage level, or any other tan-through fabric item of clothing. The choice is yours!
Is there a minimum tanning age?
Sun Tan City welcomes anyone 18 and older to come in to experience our quality tanning bed at any time. However, we do employ strict age guidelines for those under the age of 18—the FDA-recommended minimum age for tanning beds. The minimum age for tanning is regulated by individual state laws.
Generally, unless regulated by your state laws, if you’re between the ages of 14 and 18 and would like to enjoy our tanning bed options, you’re welcome to do so, provided that your parent or legal guardian co-signs for your Sun Tan City Membership and provides his or her informed consent for you to use our tanning bed equipment and other services–by signing our parental consent form.
If you’re under 16, we ask that your parent or guardian stay at the facility for the duration of your tanning session. No one under age 14 may use a tanning bed.
However, anyone can use our spray tan booths, and we fully encourage it!
What should I bring if I want to start tanning at Sun Tan City?
If you’ve never tanned with Sun Tan City, please be sure to bring a valid photo ID, and either your checking account information or a credit/debit card if you are interested in signing up for a Sun Tan City Membership. If you’re under the age of 18, and your state permits minors to tan using a tanning bed, you’ll need to bring a photo ID and your legal parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian can purchase a Membership for you, and must still present a valid form of payment. He or she will need to sign our Membership Agreement Form.
Your state doesn’t permit minors to tan in a tanning bed? No problem. You can get a beautiful, natural-looking spray tan—no matter your age. If you’re under 16, your parent or guardian must remain present for your entire visit. Other items you may want to bring include the following:
Swimwear: Whether you plan to wear it or not, it’s good to have one on hand to protect sensitive areas.
Goggles: Required by law and available for purchase for your convenience at Sun Tan City salons.
Lip Balms: You should always protect this sensitive skin during your sessions. Lip balm is available for purchase at Sun Tan City.
Tanning Lotion: You may not bring outdoor tanning lotion or lotion that is not approved for indoor tanning use. Sun Tan City has a wide variety of tanning lotions and extenders available for purchase.
How do I tan?
Sun tanning is an easy, natural process that anyone can enjoy. But the secret to great tanning lies in proper skin preparation and proper aftercare. That’s because tanning doesn’t stop after you’ve stepped out of the tanning bed. In fact, tanning is a continual process that you’ll become aware of many hours after your visit! Be sure to talk with your Tanning Consultant about these important steps before you tan:
UV protective goggles. State and federal regulations require that every time you tan, you must wear eyewear that protects against 99% of UVA rays and 99.9% of UVB rays. We offer temporary and multi-use goggles for purchase at every Sun Tan City location.
Tan times. Your Tanning Consultant will be able to gauge your skin type and recommend a length of tanning session that will be the best choice for you. Tanning for too long can lead to overexposure and reddening.
Lotions. Using a specialized lotion during your tanning session will help you tan faster and maintain your tan longer.
When you’re ready to tan, your Tanning Consultant will take you to your room and show you how to work the equipment. Once you’re ready, simply push the start button and relax, or if you prefer, the bed will automatically begin after five minutes. Lower the lid, and you’re ready to go!
Can anyone tan in tanning beds at Sun Tan City?
Everyone’s skin is different, and while a great majority of people can take full advantage of our state-of-the-art tanning options, tanning beds may not be the best choice for everyone. The FDA recommends that you consider the following before enjoying tanning. If you’re prone to reddening, indoor tanning beds and lamps mimic the sun’s rays. If your skin reacts to sun exposure by reddening instead of tanning, it will not react differently in a tanning bed. If you are currently on a medication that causes your skin to be more sensitive to sun exposure, you should be careful when choosing a tanning option. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure how sun exposure will affect you. If sun tanning isn’t the right choice for you, you can still get a great tan in the same private environment with one of our spray tanning options.
Do I have to make an appointment at Sun Tan City?
Nope! In order to offer tanning sessions at Sun Tan City on your schedule, tanning visits are first-come, first-serve. However, you can check-in to tan in when you're logged in and on our App!