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LBI Tanning Company is here to provide our clientele with the most optimal tanning experience possible, with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, state of the art equipment and our competitive prices.


All of here at LBI Tanning would like to help our clients attain one of the greatest gifts – that of good self- esteem and a healthy body image.


  • We have four levels of UV tanning available with beds and stand-up booths on every level. We have packages for all budgets including multi-session packages and unlimited one week, two week, and monthly packages.

  • Student discounts are available



Always Clean, Friendly & Smart Tan Certified Staff


At LBI Tanning Company we value you as our client and look forward to assisting you in achieving the beautiful tan you desire. We will always strive to be the best tanning company in the industry.

Mission Statement

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Do I need an appointment?

No!  Our LBI Tanning Company facility is quite large, often 2 or 3 times the size of your ordinary salon.  Each level of tanning contains multiple tanning units so no appointment is ever necessary.  In fact, since we don’t take appointments we are able to get clients into their rooms much quicker, so wait time is rarely as issue.


Do I really need to wear eyewear while tanning indoors?

Yes.  Your eyes are very sensitive to UV light.  Since your eyelids are the thinnest skin on your body, the UV light can penetrate that skin to the surface of your eyes.  The FDA requires that all tanners wear FDA approved eyewear when tanning indoors.  Placing a towel over your face or sunglasses are not always enough protection.We at LBI Tanning  Company feel so strongly about this that we provide for your usage, free of charge, FDA approved eyewear.  Other custom eyewear is available for purchase if you desire your own personal set of eyewear.


Do I really need to use lotion when tanning indoors?

The most important reason for using a tanning lotion is that it replaces the depleted moisture that you lose during the tanning process.  Dry skin reflects UV light, so if you are not using an indoor tanning lotion, you can be wasting up to 50% of your tanning session.


What should I wear in the tanning bed?

Each of our tanning units are in there own private room.  Because of this you can choose to wear, or not wear, whatever you feel most comfortable in.  If tanning in the nude, be sure to reduce exposure times on those areas that may not have seen the sun in a while.


Should I do the maximum session time on my first visit?

This depends on your skin type.  Any member of our trained LBI Tanning Staff will go over your skin type with you and determine the best amount of time you should start off with.  Remember, we don’t want you to burn.  If you burn, you won’t be able to come back until it heals.

If you do well on your first time in the tanning bed and don’t experience any redness, our staff will start gradually increasing your exposure time until you reach the maximum time for that particular unit.


How long does it take to get a tan?

You will see some color after only your first session.  After about 3 or 4 sessions you will see you are on your way to building your base tan.


How often must I tan to maintain by tan? Once you have achieved your desired tan maintaining it becomes relatively easy.  Depending on the equipment you choose to use will vary the frequency you need to tan in order to maintain your new tan.  In our level 1 equipment we generally recommend 2 to 3 times per week.  In our level 2 equipment it drops down to 1 or 2 visits a week.  If high pressure is your thing, 3 or 4 times a month is all that is needed to maintain your golden brown tan.


I guess since I haven’t tanned that much I should start off with your level one equipment?

Is this correct?

This is not necessarily true.  Upon your first visit to LBI Tanning Company a member of our staff will go over each level of equipment and answer any questions you may have.  Based on your conversations with them, they will help you determine which piece of equipment is ideal for your first visit.


Don’t be fooled by the numerical numbering system of our equipment.  The level one, two and three does not necessarily mean a three is going to burn you faster than a one.  (Actually, that is the furthest from the truth, you will burn less in a level 2 or 3 bed).  Each piece of state of the art equipment has its own advantages over others.  A member of our LBI Tanning Staff will explain this to you upon your initial visit.


What are the potential health benefits of tanning? There is considerable research going on in the research of the benefits of UV exposure.  It is a known fact that UV light is the main source of vitamin D for humans.  Vitamin D is necessary for good health, bone formation and repair, and for the absorption of calcium in the body.   There are also numerous other reasons, both physical and psychological, why exposure to ultraviolet light may be desirable.


I am very concerned about burning. Should I just avoid tanning all together?

As with anything you do, moderation is the key to ensuring a tan without burning.  Any member of our Smart Tan certified staff will evaluate your skin type upon your first visit.  Based on your skin appearance and answers to a few simple questions, our staff will provide you with the best exposure time to get you started with.  As you continue to tan, you will be able to slowing increase your session times, taking you each time closer to the desired tan you are looking to achieve.


I am pregnant, can I still tan?

UV exposure from the tanning equipment can not affect any tissue below the surface layer of the skin.   The main concern with pregnant women is the extra heat involved with tanning.  For this reason we do advise you consult with your medical doctor before continuing with any tanning regimen.  Keep in mind we can freeze or hold your memberships or sessions until after the birth of your baby.  We also recommend using the UV Free Versa Spa Tan if you are pregnant as there is no heat involved.


I have to bring my kids when I come to tan, can I leave them in the lobby or bring them in the room with me?

Your kids are more than welcome to sit in the lobby and wait for you.  They must be of an age that they are able to watch out for themselves.  While our staff will do there best to keep an eye on them, they are working so it cannot be the responsibility of them or of LBI Tanning Company for the safety of your children.  If your children are too young to sit quietly on their own, we would recommend bringing a friend along who can watch them.


As for bringing your children in the room, the FDA strictly prohibits this.  It is not good for the eyes of young children to be exposed to ultraviolet light.


I wear contact lenses; can I wear them when I tan?

There is no reason why you cannot wear your contact lenses while you tan.  If you find the heat generated by the tanning bed is causing drying and discomfort, you may wish to remove them on your next visit.


How can I be sure the beds are clean?

At LBI Tanning Company, cleanliness of our equipment and facility is our top priority. Each member of our LBI Tanning Staff  receives ongoing training and reviews as to our cleaning system. After each and every tanning session, the equipment is cleaned by a member of our staff with only an FDA approved cleaning solution.  This solution is the strongest cleaning solution on the market.  The solution is tested periodically throughout the day to ensure its proper sanitizing properties are present. Further, we are regulated by the State Health Department and must follow their rigorous guidelines as it pertains to cleanliness.


If at any time you feel there may be a problem with your bed, any member of our LBI Tanning Staff will be happy to go over our cleaning procedures with you and clean your bed again.


I absolutely cannot get a tan from the sun, can I develop a tan in a tanning bed?

We will gladly try to set you up on a program to see if we can develop a tan for you from use of the beds; however, in most cases, if you cannot achieve any kind of tan from the sun, it is unlikely you will be able to from the use of a tanning bed.  If this is the case we would recommend the use of our UV-Free Versa Spa Tan.



17-13 Broadway, Fair Lawn