When deciding where to start working on your indoor tan, there may be certain factors you’ll want to consider before buying any kind of package or membership. Shopping around before committing to anything could save you a lot of money and regret. A lot of places have trial plans or one-time fees to see how you like their beds so if it isn’t costing you much or anything at all, take advantage of any trial offers you can to make the most informed choice possible.
Usually a main deciding factor for most people paying for an indoor tan is the price. Finding a salon that offers the best deals can be tricky. Different salons can offer varying pricing methods so it isn’t always easy to compare price points versus sessions provided. Asking for a detailed breakdown of every package they offer, or perhaps even a printout, can help you when determining which salon will be more affordable for you.
Driving or walking to your tanning salon can become a chore if it’s too far away to access easily. Finding a salon close to your home or work, or perhaps even in your gym, could save you a lot of traveling time. Some gyms offer tanning packages at excellent prices with a membership, so this may be a great option for you if you’re a member of a gym with tanning beds.
Knowing how busy a certain salon can get is also a very important factor when choosing the right place. Certain seasons or different times of day can get exceptionally busy, so being aware that you might have to wait for a bed or make appointments in advance is something you should know before making that salon your place to tan.
The quality of the bed and bulbs can differ widely from salon to salon. Some beds have weaker bulbs, which may be perfect for you if you have fair skin that’s prone to burning, but usually you’ll want high efficiency bulbs that are replaced in a decent amount of time. Ask questions about equipment when you’re scoping out your new tanning spot and determine how well maintained their beds are.
The cleanliness of your salon is something you should keep in mind. If the inside of the salon itself looks dirty, that right there may be something to think about. By law, the beds should be cleaned after every use, so even though UV rays kill most bacteria, ensuring the beds are properly disinfected will keep you safe and worry-free while tanning.
The fees you’re paying to tan in a salon or spa are also going towards paying for the level of service you’re receiving from the staff. Not only should they be friendly and approachable, they should be able to address all the tanning questions and concerns you have. When starting at a new salon the staff should be asking for your appropriate history such as susceptibility to burns and possible medication that can be affected by UV exposure. They should also be providing proper equipment and lotion information if needed and be able to provide advice on time exposure and tanning frequency.
Getting the best tan is highly dependent on where you choose to do it. Finding a salon that has the right price, location, equipment, and staff will have a huge effect on your overall tanning experience. Don’t be afraid to shop around before deciding that any one salon is right for you.