Beach Bum Tanning Salon is a chain of high end tanning salons. The company has tanning salons in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Virginia. Beach Bum Tanning Salon has a large variety of tanning beds and lotions. The tanning beds are labeled under different levels depending on brownness to redness ratio. This means that the higher level bed you decide to go in, the darker you will get. When using the lower end beds you still get a lot of color but it usually starts off a little red rather then tan. After a day or so the redness will go away and turn into a bronze more tan color. The tanning beds at Beach Bum are categorized under Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, Diamond and Sunless. This list is in order from lowest level tanning bed to highest level tanning bed. The sunless tanning is the newest edition to Beach Bums long list of tanning options. They have recently added a spray tan booth and have custom air brushing available.
Tanning Prices & Tanning Session Lengths
When going tanning for the first few times, you need to develop a base tan. This can be easily done by going on a few of the lower end beds and using indoor tanning lotions for faster results. When you create an account at Beach Bum they take your picture and information and put it into there computer. This is so that they have a history of what tanning beds, tanning lotions and tanning packages you prefer. Tanning sessions at Beach Bum Tanning Salon can be approached in two separate ways. You can either pay as you go which would mean you would pay for one session each time you come. A single session can range from $15-$35. This depends on what level tanning bed you choose to go in and how many minutes you want to stay in. The amount of minutes you can stay in a tanning bed ranges in different salons but at Beach Bum you can usually stay anywhere from 9 minutes to 17 minutes. You can always stay less then 9 if you burn fairly easy or you can get out if you decided you don’t want to stay the full time you have been put in the tanning bed for.
Packages, Prices, Free Sundays
When you become a frequent tanner you might want to try Beach Bum Tanning Salons tanning packages. These packages allow you to buy tanning sessions in bulk and save a little money. It also provides you with something they like to call “free Sundays.” This isn’t really a free tanning session on Sundays, it simply means that if you come after 5p.m. on a Sunday and you spend $5 on something you can tan without using one of your tanning sessions from your packaged deal. You can buy a package for any level bed and you can choose how many sessions you want depending on the deals they have. One example would be for a diamond level package- which is the highest level tanning bed with all bronzing- you can get 7 sessions for $125 + tax and free Sundays. But remember the “free Sundays” are useful because you can tan without using one of your sessions but they are still technically not free. This is one of the higher end packages so if that seems too expensive they have cheaper deals. Depending on which level package you get and how many sessions are involved the time in how long you have till the package expires will vary. The package is good for 3 months for the example on the diamond package given above. Lower end packages expire at around a month or so.
Tanning Lotions – Do they Work?
People often ask if tanning lotions actually help you increase your tan or get tan faster. The simple answer is yes. There are many companies which manufacture indoor tanning lotion. These companies specialize in creating different levels of bronzer and tingle which are the top agents which help increase your color. Tanning lotions also range in prices and all salons carry different brands and levels. Beach Bum Tanning carries indoor tanning lotions developed by the leading companies out there such as Australian Gold, California Tan, Swedish Beauty and Supre. If you use indoor tanning lotion before you go in the tanning bed for your session you will most likely get darker faster.
Good Hours, Accommodating Staff & Cleanliness
Overall Beach Bum Tanning Salon is a very popular salon which has a large selection of beds, packages, lotions, moisturizers, Beach Bum clothing/ gear, and sunless tanning options. The salon is very clean and every bed is immediately cleaned and disinfected after use, by an employee. The staff is constantly trying to please you with providing spray bottles on request, eye gear to protect your eyes from the U.V. rays being emitted and clean towels so that you can wipe yourself off after the session has ended. There is a clean bathroom in the salon and magazines provided in case you are waiting for your bed. If you are a frequent tanner and need a salon open late Beach Bum Tanning Salon is definitely the place for you – they’re open till midnight and 24 hours at some locations!