What To Look For In A Salon
I received a call from a tanner named Robert in the Dallas, Texas area. He had several questions about lamps. Here is a sample from our discussion:
For starters, Robert’s main concerns about salons were (a) convenience, (b) payment plan options and (c) friendliness and cleanliness of the salon. After visiting our web site (www.wolffsystem.com), he realized he was barely scratching the surface of what to look for in a salon.
There are different UV wavelengths. UVB is from 280 – 320 nanometers. UVA2 is from 320 – 340 and UVA1 is from 340 – 400nm. UVB stimulates melanin production and can burn the skin if overexposed; UVA2 acts a lot like UVB, with melanin production and some pigment darkening; it is also closely associated with elastosis (photoaging, wrinkles). UVA1 penetrates deeper past the surface of the skin and is primarily responsible for pigment darkening. The newer lamps such as the Bronzing Sun HPK90 (which in my opinion are close to perfect) focus on providing enough UVB to stimulate the melanin and aid in production of vitamin D, plenty of UVA1, and less of UVA2.
Besides the fact that I work for Wolff System, based on my personal experience I feel our lamps are the best. You’ll get consistent results with great color. Hopefully, Robert has found the salon that meets his criteria and employs our lamps. I wish every potential tanner would take the time to research and gather information before selecting a salon.