Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Solar Powered Faux Tanning

As I mentioned in my pre-birthday post, I had the opportunity to try out an incredible eco-friendly tanning salon... the Los Angeles based Sun Lounge Studios is the first green tanning salon that uses sun power to reduce energy demand. 40 % of the energy used in the salon comes from solar panels on the roof of the building... and it doesn't stop there. Actor turned tanning salon impresario, Nick Spano, opened the salon 6 months ago and plans to open more around the country!

With sleek bamboo walls, eco-friendly, non toxic paint, concrete floors (to help cool off the studio),and an amazing recycling effort (any client who purchases a bottle of tanning lotion or a drink can return the empty bottle for a $1.00 rebate toward a tanning session), Sun Lounge Studios is sustainable beauty at its finest. The concept: how to tan while taking care of your skin AND the environment.

The studio uses state-of-the-art Ergoline tanning beds and even offers an organic, paraben free line of tanning products housed in recycled plastic: Green Line by Devoted Creations (proceeds from the purchases go back to a global green organization to promote earth friendly products).

The salon also offers Versus Spa by Magic Tan Spray Tan. It's a 3 step process - 1) PH-balanced prep 2) color 3) anit-aging moisturizer. I was so impressed by the results - my tan lasted about a week and I DID NOT break out, nor did I have that nasty orange hue. I actually looked like a bronzed goddess!

The studio also offers an impressive list of spa services using the organic, Hungarian product line, Eminence.

Fans of Sun Lounge include Miley Cyrus, Felicity Huffman, Mina Suvari... and now, Sarah Howard, ultimate beauty whore!

For more info, call 323-876-0200


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