A Brown Girl's Tanning Salon ExperienceJune 07, 2011
Getting right to the point, I've always been curious about tanning salons. I don't want to be any darker--just would like an even, bronzed skin tone. That's all! There was a coupon for Planet Beach Tanning Salon where for $20, you were able to use not only their tanning facilities for a week, but also their contempo spa services. So, I swallowed my nervousness and ventured in last Wednesday. The lady I met was extremely friendly and helpful. However, given what I wanted to do, it was going to cost me more like $52 instead of $20. However, for one week, it was definitely worth it. So, below is my seven day experience at Planet Beach Tanning Salon and Contempo Spa in Brier Creek.
Slim Capsule and facial today. My two fav things! I bumped the temperature in the capsule to 178 degrees, which is the highest it would go, so I was able to burn a few more calories.
Because it wasn't crowded, I got to ask about the Mystic and why it didn't take as well. She says that it automatically adjusts to your skin tone. I explained that I was looking for more of a bronze look than tan. After researching, I've discovered that there is a HD one that has a bronzer option, so one day, if there's a special, I'll check out the tanning salon that offers it.
Only the Slim Capsule. It's Memorial Day and I have things to do! Lol.
After boot camp, I went in and did the Slim Capsule. It was sooooo relaxing after such a tough workout.
My last day! I went in and did the Slim Capsule and the facial. There was also another black woman in there!
Overall, my experience was positive. They're getting a RED bed of some sort which is like the red lights they use for the facial. It's suppose to help even skin tone, improve texture, etc. Maybe one day I'll make it back in. The membership is $89/mo. and I just can't see myself forking that over. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful, but as usual, there were some that were more helpful than others. They also offer teeth whitening on site. I think if you're looking for a mini-spa experience and don't want to spend all day somewhere, this is the place to go! If you just want a massage and facial some days, or relax in a sauna or steam room, I would check them out.