UV TANNING

Feel free to discuss your needs with one of our professionally trained and Smart Tan certified staff. Selecting the right bed and lotion will go a long way in maintaining a healthy, long lasting tan and will ensure a sexy, rich and exotic glow. Please allow 24 hours between tanning sessions.

At Cocoa Tanning we carry a range of UV tanning beds and stand-up booths engineered with technology incorporating eco-friendly lamps, ergonomic elements and energy saving principles. Bring your mp3 player and plug into one of our beds!  Enjoy a deep, rich, exotic tan while you listen to your favorite songs. We also carry a carefully selected line of lotions by the world’s most recognized lotion brands: Australian Gold, California Tan, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty.

Visit our Yaletown and Gastown Studio pages for details about rates and packages!

Visit our Benefits & Tips page for more information about Spray Tanning, Infrared Sauna, and Teeth Whitening!

HOW UV TANNING WORKS
Tanning is natural, and it works the same whether you tan outdoors or in a salon. The advantage of using sunbeds is having complete operator control over the intensity and duration of a session, which results in minimal risk of an uneven tan or a sunburn. Tanning takes place in the skin’s outer layer: the epidermis. About 5% of the cells in your epidermis are special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UVB light, melanocytes produce pinkish colored melanin that is absorbed by other skin cells. When exposed to UVA light, the melanin darkens. This darkening is your skin’s natural way of protecting itself from sunburn.
CONTROLLED UV
When it comes to UV light, both summer sunlight and most sunbeds produce pretty much the same kind and mix of sunlight: about 95% UVA, and 5% UVB. The difference is that most sunbeds are 2-4 times more intense than summer sunlight. That’s the reason you only stay in a sunbed a few minutes.
SMART TAN CERTIFIED
At Cocoa Tanning, we appreciate the benefits of tanning, but it MUST be done properly.  Because of that, our salons and our staff are Smart Tan Certified.

 

Visit Smart Tan to find out more on how UV Tanning works and how you can Tan Smartly and get the best results. 

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YALETOWN STUDIO

1165 PACIFIC BLVD.
Vancouver, BC
604-899-7989
you can text to our landline!
info@cocoatanning.ca

GASTOWN STUDIO

1065 – 88 PENDER ST. W. 
International Village Mall, Tinseltown
Vancouver, BC
604-568-6161
info@cocoatanning.ca