Tanning Beds Tips

When it comes to Tanning Beds, we've been there, done that, now serving 316 tips in 21 categories ranging from Commercial Tanning Beds to Wolff Tanning Beds.

Using a Tanning Bed

Here are some tanning bed tips and information about how to use a tanning bed:

  • Call your local salon and find out what kinds of tanning beds are best to meet your needs.
  • Ask about tanning packages to save money.
  • Find out about tanning products to help achieve your look and keep your skin healthy. You can usually purchase these at the salon or from an online tanning supply company.
  • Take a bag with a towel, tanning goggles, tanning products, and a ponytail holder or headband.
  • When you get to the salon and enter the tanning room, be sure you have your tanning goggles. Always wear them when tanning.
  • You can tan nude, wear underwear, or a swimsuit.
  • Apply tanning lotion to your body. Use special lotion made just for your face.
  • Put your hair back in a headband and/or pull your hair into a ponytail.
  • If the tanning bed is horizontal, open the lid and lay down. Your salon may provide a pillow and fan (if there's not one built into the bed). Turn the fan on high.
  • If you are using a stand up tanning bed, you may move around freely and raise your arms for an even tan.
  • Be sure to put on your tanning goggles. Press the start button to begin.
  • Relax and enjoy the rays. The light will turn off when you are finished.
  • Wipe off with your towel and get dressed.
  • Avoid bathing right away to preserve your tan.
  • Always observe safety recommendations provided by your spa and tanning bed manufacturer. Do not exceed recommended tanning time.

   

What You Need to Start Your Tanning Business

The benefits of tanning salon ownership is twofold: You make money AND you get all the industry know-how to look great in every season. If you are starting a tanning salon business, here is a checklist of tanning equipment and supplies you will need to be a successful entrepreneur:

  • At least one commercial tanning bed, possibly more, depending on your business plan. Successful tanning businesses usually offer a variety of tanning booths (stand up and lie down styles).
  • A computer to keep track of your tanning bed timers.
  • Spray or mist tanning equipment and supplies.
  • Tanning lotions (tanning accelerators, tanning oils, sunscreen products, self-tanning products, etc.).
  • Moisturizing products.
  • A supply of protective goggles.
  • Swimsuits, sunglasses, visors.
  • Replacement bulbs and parts for your tanning beds.
  • Safety signs.
  • Seating and reading materials for your waiting room.
  • Bottled water.
A good wholesale supplier will help you get your business started, from helping you with a business plan to selecting tanning booths that meet your needs. Look for financing, advice, and options at www.mastertanning.com.

   

Wolff Super Crystal Sunlamp

The Wolff Super Crystal sunlamp is the newest, most innovative product in Wolff brand lamps. The 400 watt high pressure sunlamp employs a new quartz glass that allows maximum total UV outlet.

Lasting 800 hours, the lamp is designed to exceed user expectations with extra attention paid to assure transmission of the UVB component most effectively. Wolff's Super Crystal Lamp is a hot new product sure to be a hit in all compatible tanning beds.

   

Tips for Tanning Bulbs

Tanning beds provide an indoor tanning experience through use of UVA and/or UVB tanning bed lamps (or tanning bed bulbs). The UV light in the bulb stimulates melanin production in skin cells, causing the skin to tan and produce vitamin D. If you have home tanning lamps or a tanning bed business, there are things you need to know about the care and maintenance of your bulbs. Here is some helpful information from MasterTanning, suppliers of Wolff and SunQuest tanning bed bulbs:

  • You can purchase tanning bulbs for tanning beds with different UVA and UVB blends and bulbs for different levels of exposure.
  • There are two types of ends for lamps: BIPIN and RDC. It is important that you know what type of replacement tanning bed bulbs or facial tanning lamps you need for your salon or home tanning bed.
  • The life of a tanning lamp is between 1,000 and 2,000 hours.
  • Tanning lamps are strongest from the time they are new until about 50 hours of use, then the efficiency decreases by 20%. After about 500 hours, bulbs are at about 50% efficiency. If you keep the bulbs after 500 hours, know that tanning will take longer.
  • Tanning bed lamps come in colors for no reason other than preference.

   

Rejuvasun 332 Spa Tanning Bed

The Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed allows salons to offer tanning and beauty treatments all in one. The bed offers a 20 minute optional tanning session, as well as a 20 minute spa session.

After tanning under the Rejuvasun's canopy, users have the option of staying under the Rejuvasun panel for special spa treatments. The bed has an advanced cooling system for during and after the tanning session and the bed's bench is slightly curved for an ergonomic design.

Because the Wolff Rejuvasun 332 Spa tanning bed offers two services in one, if opens a great new channel of revenue for your salon.

   

Some Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home Tanning Bed

At home tanning beds give you all the convenience of at home tanning with none of the usual hassle of making appointments and driving to the salon. They can help reduce the risk of Seasonal Affect Disorder, and give you a healthy-looking glow year-round. If you are one of the many who are buying tanning beds for home, you will need to ask yourself some important questions:

  • Do I have room for a tanning bed? Measure to find out if you have room for a full-sized tanning bed, or consider a folding tanning canopy. These units can be tucked away until your tanning session to maximize your space. Tanning lamps are also available for tiny spaces. Stand-up tanning beds may also be an option for a corner of your home.
  • Do I want a vertical (stand-up) bed or the traditional horizontal (lie-down) bed? Vertical beds will give a more even tan, but the horizontal beds are found to be more comfortable and relaxing by many who buy tanning beds - especially for health issues that prevent standing, or for back pain.
  • Can I afford one? The option to buy tanning beds for home has become easier for those who really enjoy an at home tanning experience. A good home tanning bed will cost anywhere from $2000 to $5000. Look for dealers like MasterTanning, who offer easy financing and 0% interest. Don't be afraid to shop for deals. Pricing may fluctuate, depending on the season and the age of the model.
  • What should I look for in a brand? Shop around for a good brand, but know that a SunQuest tanning bed is an easy choice when it comes to quality and savings. SunQuest tanning beds come with a variety of features, like facial tanners, timed sessions, and space-saving models.

   

Wolff Velocity Sunlamps

Wolff Velocity Sunlamps are among the most popular choices for original equipment, lamp replacements for other Wolff lamps, and replacements for lamps from other makers. The 80 & 100W non-reflector sunlamps use advanced phosphor technology so that tanners can get strong color over and over again.

Velocity sunlamps by Wolff are expected to work for 1,000 hours making them an extremely good value. They also have advanced UVB for shorter sessions.

Velocity sunlamps are available in standard F59/Bi-Pin, F71/Bi-pin and F73/RDC configurations, and VS-R 160W VHO reflector in FR71/Bi-pin. Before using Wolff Velocity sunlamps with your existing tanning bed of a different make, be sure that they are compatible with your equipment.

   

Knowing the Different Types of Lamps

Wolff tanning lamps are available in many different sizes and types, with various features. If your shop for Wolff tanning lamps on Mastertanning.com, you will get in depth descriptions for each type of lamp. The site labels the lamps name and then gives a list of features and how these features are beneficial to tanners and salon owners. Some of the special features listed regarding Wolff tanning lamps include high life expectancy; fast, hot lamps; economical phosphor blends, and compatibility.

   

Wolff Sunquest 16RS Tanning Bed

The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed by Wolf is one of the best possible tanning beds that you can have in your home. This bed is lightweight and all you need to do is plug it into your regular 120-volt household outlet. It doesn't get any easier than that.

The aluminum and steel mainframe bed is attractive looking and delivered to you already 95% pre-assembled so it won't be long at all until you can start using your new Wolff Sunquest tanning bed.

The Sunquest 16RS tanning bed has an exclusive control key lock to ensure the safety of your tanning bed. Your 20 minute tanning sessions are monitored by the bed's digital timer. Why go to a salon when you can tan from the comfort of your own home?

The Wolff Sunquest 16RS tanning bed is 75.75"L x 35" W x 48" H and is recommended for use in 8'x 6' rooms.

   

Wolff SunDome Tanning Booth

Love tanning in tanning booths but can never seem to get comfortable? Then you should consider the Wolff SunDome Tanning booth. This booth not only gives you the ultimate tan, but it was designed for comfort.

A lot of people claim that they'd rather tan in booths because they feel as though they get a more all-around tan, but that they hate standing in the middle of an uncomfortable booth and therefore choose beds so they can lie down. The SunDome tanning booth by Wolff was designed so that you can tan in a booth and be comfortable. The booth features an ergonomically designed bench that actually provides support to your back, neck, and shoulders.

Not only does the SunDome booth have a relaxing booth to sit on, but it also has a special cooling system allowing you to tan to the ultimate perfection without overheating. The booth has a variable speed Vortex body fan that the tanner controls the tanning environment.

Apart from being comfortable while tanning, the SunDome tanning booth uses the most innovative technology available to tan you as best as possible. The booth contains three advanced SolarMax IFT face tanners that shower you with bronzing UV for a golden facial tan. The booth also has facial cassettes that utilize special filters to increase the amount of UV for added facial tanning power and the high gloss shoulder reflector allows the UV rays to focus more on tanning your shoulders and neck. Lastly, for increased tanning power, the specially designed acrylic sheets in Wolff's SunDome tanning booth allow the maximum amount of UV penetration.

   
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