It is safe to say, the average person knows of the dangers of sun exposure both from artificial tanning beds and nature’s gift to us, the sun. While we are aware of the cultural epidemic of skin cancer and the negative effects of overexposure to UV rays, we still seek the aesthetics of a sun-kissed glow. After decades of disappointments with failed results applying self tanners, the after effects of blistering burns from sampling tropical oils at the beach and a tanning bed craze that left a multitude of freckles behind, the spray tan brought a new revolutionary product to the admitted tan-obsessed, who had almost given up on other options. Today, spray tanning is hotter than ever. The sunless tanning industry is booming due to the concerns about skin health, premature aging and cancer.
If you aren’t familiar by now, spray tanning otherwise known also known as airbrush tanning is the process of applying product to the skin to produce a similar effect to the appearance of a suntan. Spray tanning proved quicker and more convenient with customizable results. It has evolved from application only by technician to the introduction of automatic equipment that offers client privacy and great results. Products can be combined to produce different shades to achieve the client’s desired tanning result in just a few minutes. How can a consumer select the right spray tan business? Are they all created equal? What is the best product line in the industry? After some careful examination, much akin to car shopping, there are different products out there, some delivering better results than their counterparts.
In my research, I discovered that there are some popular spraytan chains that have been operating locally for some time. Business is strong as the demand for a glow continues. Upon further investigating, I discovered a small, specialty business named Tropical Spraytan that is the only local business touting the “ferrari” of spray tan equipment – the Versaspa. Versaspa combines the science of skin care with advanced tanning technology to rejuvenate the skin for a beautiful tan. Owner, Kim Townsend went searching for the best before opening her new business on Hilton Head Island. Townsend, a self-professed spraytan lover knows there is a distinction and results can vary. The Versaspa product line actually improves firmness, oxygenates and detoxifies while providing intense moisturization. The Versaspa machine is so easy to use. Clients spend merely four minutes being sprayed automatically after stepping into the machine. Directions are delivered by a computerized voice and results are achieved based on the product selection and desired shade. Versaspa products are paraben free, gluten free, cruelty free and non-comedogenic.
Who is a good candidate for a Verspa spraytan? The men and women clientele ranges from career-driven people too busy to tan, the health conscious, anyone who has encountered a medical skin issue, brides and wedding parties, prom-goers and people preparing to go on vacation or wanting to look their best for an upcoming event.
Tropical Spraytan operates out of Electric Beach Tanning on Hilton Head Island. No appointments are necessary. Packages are offered by single visits, and 3-visit sessions as well as unlimited monthly visits. 841 William Hilton Parkway 843-686-5221