Beach Bum Tanning Salon

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!

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  1. helena
    April 22nd, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i got charged $50 for one tanning session…. the one i went to said nothing about any deals, nothing was advertised. the woman at the desk was nice, but it seemed like she just wanted my money.

  2. Chrissy
    June 21st, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The diamond beds seem really awesome but it’s very expensive for pretty much everything they have….

  3. Becky
    October 19th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Ridiculous prices I’m never going back unless they get reasonable prices.

  4. Ronnie
    September 27th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Beach Bum Tanning is by far the best tanning salon I have ever been to. The store was immaculate and the beds were amazing. They always seem to have some kind of a deal going on. This Saturday they had Free tan day at the long island locations. It was 20% off all packages and products. They even had a month unlimited in there diamond level for $99. its normally double that. I don’t think there pricing is bad at all. Even if they are a little more expensive then other salons its because they change there bulbs very often, And have top of the line equipment. Beach Bum Tanner For Life Here. Thanks Beach Bum!

  5. Roxanne
    August 18th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I can’t find an exact price on anything online for beach bum tanning salons. I want to find out how much money I will have to shell out before I go into a salon before I go in.

  6. Traycee
    June 18th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Any one have any comments about SUN TAN CITY? It is chain of tanning salons.

  7. Charlie
    April 21st, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Beach Bum tanning is not expensive. You get what you pay for. Most other small salons “best beds” are usually Beach Bums medium beds. Beach Bum offers basic beds for a low price but also offer beds thst most people havent seen before. They have this bed that does not close and you dont burn in it, just get brown! I loved my beach bum experience and will continue to keeo going back becuase there service is the best!!

  8. anonymous
    April 8th, 2010 at 7:47 am

    i went for the 1st time the other day and they charged me $45 for 3 tans. ive never been tanning before so i dont really know the average prices but that sounds ridiculous. im not going back to beach bum though

  9. Thnking bout beach bum
    March 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    When yo guys say “overpriced” how much are you talking about?

  10. Awilda
    February 6th, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I went into their 96th Street location just
    this week to find out more about
    indoor tanning and the young lady who
    helped me actually runs the place, she
    was real helpful and super friendly. Yeah
    they ARE expensive but I liked the fact
    that the salon is so huge and airy, it’s
    extremely clean, and I liked the
    atmosphere. Everything is real shiny and
    looks new.

  11. luvcuffs81
    January 31st, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    i go to beach bum in bayside the beds are ok but they really are over price.i always buy the monthly package and sometimes they give me deals,and the people are nice.just wish it was more better priced

  12. Randy V.
    July 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Beach Bum is NOT the best choice when trying to find good tanning at fair prices. They are overpriced and not very personable. Your tanning experience needs to be fun and not run of the mill typical chain crap. I prefer the tanning salons that are run by people that care and keep a clean place with cutting edge beds/booths. You have to look around but once you find one in your area they are the best experience. Beach Bum two thumbs down.

  13. anonymous
    June 24th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    i work at beach bum. we don’t suck. ask for student specials if you’re a student..or ask for any kind of special ’cause there are TONS. beach bucks are advertised in our stores as posters. every time you spend any amount of money at our locations 5% goes towards it. sorry if they didn’t tell you, seems like you won out though with accumulating over 40 bucks. we’re really not that expensive. i went to this place out in Whitestone, NY that charged a heck of a lot more for the “top beds”…they ended up being the same as the ones we have, go figure. nice people though. the beds at beach bum are super clean, trust me i clean them like no other and so do all the other employees because well…its our job. there’s a lot we have to do to make your experience a good one.

  14. Anonymous
    June 2nd, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    They Suck

  15. saaaaaaa10
    March 11th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    actually, i was looking around for a place to tan this year for prom. Beach bum had the best prices, and the people working there were the nicest. They have student specails that are around $20 cheaper than what the package would have been. All you need is a student id. And as soon as your in the computer they send you all kind of great cupons, including birthday cupons for $20 off a package. i found that out of beach bum, planet beach and hollywood tan.. Beach Bum was the best.

  16. Anonymous
    March 9th, 2009 at 2:57 am

    dont forget to ask how much you have in beach bucks (which they wont tell you about). i went for a month and found out that i accumilated $45, just for paying for tanning sessions and lotions, but they never told me.

  17. AC
    January 3rd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Coming Soon….. Long Island =)

  18. Janet
    December 26th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Beach Bum Tanning is very expensive, but in the end it is worth it. The results are amazing and long lasting. I’m a frequent tanner so i’ve experienced many different tans from other salons and I must say it is no where near as good as Beach Bum. In the long run i ended up spending more at other salons to get almost the same results. I love tanning at Beach bum but it would be nice if they had better deals. Overall, Beach Bum is just simply wonderful and my favorite place, so far yet!

  19. arlene
    July 8th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    ref: spray tan
    customer is told that 2 extra sprays optional but not necessary. without the extra sprays, my spray tan was awful; most of it washed off in the shower 18 hours later and what there was was orange. these should not be called optional. these should be included in the process.

  20. JOSIE
    April 30th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    not beach bum… they suck and they are wayyyyyy over priced!

  21. Marilyn Comiskey
    April 7th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    I live in East Islip, Ny (Long Island) what would be my closest salon????

    ASAP Please