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5 Essentials for Your Beach Setup

Sugaring Birmingham If you haven’t made it to the beach this summer, don’t worry – you still have plenty of time. At L.A. Bikini, we can give you smooth legs and a beautiful bronze spray tan to get you beach ready. But what about your beach setup? We have that covered, too! Check out our list of five essentials for your beach setup.

#1 Large Beach Tote

You need a convenient place to store your sunscreen, book, sunglasses, ipod, cell phone, and all of the other necessities for your day at the beach. The solution? A large beach tote that protects your belongings from the sun and keeps all of your important items together in the same place. We are loving the tote designs by Lily Pulitzer! They are functional, fun, and stylish.

#2 Yeti Cooler

You don’t want to ruin a perfectly good day at the beach by getting dehydrated. Store your bottled waters and other tasty beverages in a sleek Yeti cooler. These coolers are made with seamless construction, just like a whitewater kayak. They can take your abuse without falling apart, lasting years! Yeti coolers also feature a coldlock gasket that actually creates a seal when the cooler is closed. Cold air is locked in and the heat is kept out, keeping your drinks cold all day long while you lounge in the sun.

#3 LifeProof Phone Case

Sand and water can be deadly to electronics, including your cell phone that you probably can’t live without. Therefore, before you head to the beach, invest in a waterproof and sand-proof case for your phone. Our pick is the LifeProof case. It’s slim design and waterproof seal make it a great choice. Pro tip: Leave your camera at home and use your cellphone to take pictures.

#4 Beach Tent

Even those of us who love the sun need a break from the hot summer sun throughout the day. Therefore, consider using a beach tent, like the Embark Sun Shelter – the perfect way to enjoy the beach while staying cool in the shade.

#5 Beats Pill Portable Speaker

No beach trip is complete without some fun summer music. We like to listen to ours on the Beats Pill speaker. With a 30 ft. bluetooth range, seven-hour rechargeable battery, a variety of colors to choose from, and USB ports for charging your phone or other devices, the Beats Pill is an absolute must have for your beach setup. Wondering what tunes should make your beach playlist? Here are some suggestions:
  • King of the Beach- Wavves
  • California Gurls- Katy Perry
  • All Summer Long- Kid Rock
  • Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
  • Ocean Avenue- Yellow Card
  • Steal My Sunshine- Len
  • Sugar- Maroon 5
  • Wipeout- The Ventures
  • Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey
  • Island in the Sun- Weezer

Ready for Fun in the Sun? Get Beach Ready at L.A. Bikini!

If you are planning your next beach trip, be sure to visit L.A. Bikini to get your sugaring hair removal treatment and a spray tan. Book online today!

How Airbrush Spray Tanning Differs from Booth Spray Tanning

spray tan It’s that time of year again – warm weather is upon us and it’s time to break out those summer fashions. It’s also time to make your appointment for the best spray tanning in Birmingham. At L.A. Bikini, we offer a incredible airbrush spray tanning that will give you a beautiful sunkissed glow to kickstart your summer.

How is Airbrush Spray Tanning Superior to Booth Spray Tanning?

In booth spray tanning, you walk into a booth and jets inside the booth spray you with a fine mist. Booth spray tanning can easily turn out uneven because you are relying on a machine to make sure you are sprayed evenly! If you aren’t standing in the perfect position you could end up with an uneven, blotchy tan. No thanks!

Airbrush Spray Tanning is Done by a Trained Expert

On the other hand, with airbrush spray tanning you get a trained professional who uses an airbrush gun to apply the tanner. In this 20 minute process, your spray tan will be applied evenly. No streaks. No blotches. Just a smooth, even tan that looks completely natural and lasts for a whole week!

All Natural Products and an All Natural Look

At L.A. Bikini, we use all natural products you can feel good about. Don’t want to be orange? Then choose L.A. Bikini. With us, you don’t have to worry that you will end up orange instead of a beautiful bronze. You get an amazing, even, and completely natural looking tan, every time.

What to Know Before You Tan

There a few things you should do before you get your spray tan that will make your results last longer. First, be sure to get sugared and remove any unwanted body hair. Once you get your tan, limit your shaving, since shaving can make your tan fade faster. Secondly, be sure to exfoliate your skin prior to your tanning session to remove dead skin cells. We recommend Saltspring exfoliator as a great choice.

Book Online Today and Get Your Amazing Tan

Whether you don’t have time to get out in the sun or you simply want to kick start your tan for the summer, book online today and find out what all the buzz is about! Get stunning spray tanning in Birmingham with L.A. Bikini!

The Best Spray Tanning in Birmingham, Alabama (and the Safest)

tanning Fashion and beauty fads change from season to season at an exhausting speed. It is nearly impossible to keep your hair, makeup and clothes on trend at all times! Being tan is one of the most reliable beauty fads around and it’s simply never going to go out of style! Fortunately, there is a way to achieve beautifully bronzed skin without the health risks associated with tanning beds and dangerous UV rays. L.A. Bikini’s spray tanning in Birmingham is the safest way to get the sun kissed skin you want, all year long. Learn more about spray tanning below.

Why a Spray Tan?

So, you want to be tan? Most people do. It’s one of the easiest ways to instantly feel better about that reflection you see in the mirror. Tans are said to make people look younger, thinner, and more toned – what woman doesn’t want that? The sun kissed look is hot, despite the number of health risks associated with basking in the sun or spending hours in tanning beds each month. Stop putting yourself at a higher risk of skin cancer today! There is a much better way – spray tanning. Spray tanning helps you achieve the smooth, bronze look everyone wants in a faster and safer way. Research shows that tanning bed users are 74% more likely to develop melanoma. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation states that around 73,870 new cases of melanoma will appear in 2015 alone and of that number, approximately 9,940 people will die. Skin cancer is the most prevalent, yet preventable, type of cancer there is! Choosing to spray tan means no longer having to sacrifice your life for beauty and, let’s face it, health is a beautiful thing.

Spray Tanning Tips to Improve Your Results

Now that we’ve convinced you that spray tanning is the smartest way to tan, we have some advice on preparing for and maintaining the tan you have always wanted. Prior to your spray tanning appointment you’ll want to make sure you’ve removed all your unwanted hair and exfoliated. At L.A. Bikini, we have trained experts and top products for sugaring hair removal and great products for exfoliation but, if you want to do it yourself, we have some great tips:
  • Exfoliate thoroughly at least 8 hours before your appointment
  • Shave unwanted hair 6 hours prior or wax 1-2 days in advanced
  • Remove all makeup
  • Dress in loose fitted clothing
Maintenance is just as important for the best spray tan results! You’ll want to wait 8-12 hours before you take your first shower after your spray tanning appointment. Also, do not exercise or moisturize before you shower and do not exfoliate for at least 48 hours.  After your first shower, it is important to moisturize daily to prolong the life of the spray tan. These tips will help you get a flawless spray tanning experience and the beautiful, bronze skin you love!

Need Spray Tanning in Birmingham? Turn to L.A. Bikini

L.A. Bikini has two locations in Birmingham, Alabama. We are conveniently located in Cahaba Valley in Mountain Brook and in the Patton Creek Shopping Center in Hoover. Summer is right around the corner so plan your spray tan appointment with us today and avoid being the palest person at the pool.  Let us help you keep you feeling beautiful and healthy! What are you waiting for? Book online today!

Get Costume Ready with Halloween Spray Tanning

spray tanningAre you planning a sexy Halloween costume and you need a perfect sun-kissed tan to do the trick? Then, L.A. Bikini has you covered! Book your spray tanning appointment today!

Halloween is the Perfect Excuse to Dress Up

Take advantage of the Halloween spirit and dress up in your best costume. Whether you plan to go as a sexy bunny or a body builder, spray tanning will do away with the pasty white and give you the beautiful, bronze skin to take your costume to the next level.

Winter is Coming!

The amazing summer sun has disappeared and getting a tan outdoors is no longer feasible. What is the best (and healthiest) replacement? Spray tanning! Get tanned this week for Halloween and your spray tan will be vibrant for much longer!

Book Now! Space is Limited

Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for spray tanning so go ahead and book your appointment today to reserve your spot! Click her to book at our Mountain Brook location. Click here to book at our Patton Creek – Hoover location. What are you waiting for? Halloween is quickly approaching. It’s time to get tanned! Have any questions? Contact L.A. Bikini today for more information.

3 Unique Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season – Spray Tanning

spray tanningAre you looking for unique gift ideas for the quickly approaching holiday season? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like it gets harder every year to find something new, fun, and useful for your family and friends – especially the picky ones! L.A. Bikini has you covered. Check out our three recommendations for unique gifts for the holidays. Give the Gift of Spray Tanning One thing is certain about the holiday season and that is the cooler weather and lack of sun tanning! With L.A. Bikini, you do not need the sun to stay beautifully bronzed all year long. Do you have friends or family members who simply love the look of darker skin? If so, then purchase a spray tanning package from L.A. Bikini. Luxury Skin Conditioning with Phenomen-allTM Along with spray tanning, you can give the gift of beautiful, moisturized skin! With Phenomen-allTM, your loved ones can repair follicle inflammation and get hydrated skin that radiates with this amazing product. Learn more about the products that can be purchased at L.A. Bikini on the products page. Body Sugaring – Better than Waxing Finally, complete your gift set with an experience that they will never forget – body sugaring! Sugaring is like waxing, but so much better. Not only does sugar do a better job of removing unwanted hair, but it also completely natural and way less painful! Still not convinced? Learn more about how sugar is better than waxing on our blog page. Give memorable gifts that are designed to help the recipient feel better about their naturally beautiful self – shop at L.A. Bikini. There are two locations in the Birmingham area: Mountain Brook 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza #170 Birmingham, AL 35243 (205) 637-1128 Hoover 4441 Creekside Avenue Hoover, AL 35244 (205) 259-1651 Visit L.A. Bikini today for spray tanning, sugaring hair removal, and beauty products that work!