Spokane >Fitness > Tropical Tan
1225 E Francis Ave, Spokane, WA | Directions 9920847.715097 -117.391464
Monday thru Friday 9:00AM-8:00PM
Neighborhoods: Nevada / Lidgerwood
Love the new look and new owners of this salon. (Don't know what the guy below is posting about...they don't have an automatic spray booth...just an airbrush.) I used to tan here but had quit. Came back because of an ad in the Inlander. Tried the new stand up/vertical bed. IN LOVE with it.
I informed the woman that I was new to Tropical Tan, and that I wanted to give it a try. They promised to show me everything, so away we went. Because I was a new customer, I got a two-for-one deal on my tan. The woman working, a regular Tropical tanner, was fantastic at telling me exactly what to do (and what not to do), and showed me everything right in the booth.
First, I got completely undressed (swimsuit is optional) and put on a hair net making sure to leave a hair line out. I then applied the barrier cream to my finger and toe nails, palms of my hands and in between my toes. When I stepped into the booth, I stood on an oval, bent my arms so my palms were not facing the spray and pushed a green button to activate the machine. This is the part where I sort of freaked out. I'm not good with small spaces, or the idea of not being able to breath. About five seconds after I pushed the button, the mist began. After spraying my front for about 15 seconds (and a momentary freak-out which resulted in me breathing in a full breath of tanner), it paused and I turned around making sure my palms were in front of my stomach. Another 15 seconds on my back and it was done. I hopped out and quickly dried myself off. I was almost dry actually, but they instructed me to start drying at my feet and work my way up. Immediately I could tell that I had a bit of a glow. I was instructed not to shower for at least 4 hours.
After eight hours, my body was pretty much an fake tan mess, despite giving myself a great exfoliation the day before. I also applied a light lotion the day I went so I didn't have any very dry patches. My face was by far the worst.
Friendly Staff and Super clean – I visited this salon on two occasions and totally loved it. The tanning beds are fantastic. I was greeted at reception by a young man - Ryan. He was professional and friendly and advised which beds would be best for my first tan. I used one of the 12 minute tanning beds and I was really happy with the results. The tanning rooms are clean, which is a big plus. Professional service, great rates. If you want a great place to tan in Spokane, this is the place to go. I'm from Australia and tanning salons are huge here. So when I compare Tropical Tan with some of the tanning salons here, this place rates right up there with some of the best! Next time I'm in town I'll be heading their way :)
Pushy and Sketchy – this place is kind of scary because they do not make you read all of the stuff you should read when you go tanning. most places i've gone to help you figure out how much time you should go for and what is right for your skin. this place just wants your money and nothing else. some of the women that work there are really pushy and it is not a relaxed environtment. i think the woman that owns the place is the worst of all of them. i will never go back after the three tans i had. it is sketchy--i DO NOT recommend it.
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