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FAQs

General

We are located in downtown Pullman, WA in the building between Flirt Boutique and Pauly’s Bar. We have a small parking lot in front and a BIG sign that says “rock STAR tan bar”. More specifically, we’re located at 115 S. Grand Ave. Pullman, WA 99163

Regular Hours

Mon & Fri: 10:30am-11pm 
Tues-Thurs: 10:30am- 12pm 
Sat: Noon-5pm 
Sun: Noon-9pm 

Closed on all Major Holidays 

Campus Break Hours 
Sunday-Friday: Noon-7pm Saturday: Closed 

Nope! But we’ll sure make you feel like one.

Sun Bed Tanning

What you wear is a personal choice; some choose to wear swimsuits or undergarments, while others choose to avoid any tan lines by tanning in the nude. The privacy of indoor tanning allows you to make the choice that is most comfortable for you. If you choose to tan in the nude, we remind you that this skin may have never been exposed to Ultraviolet light and will be more sensitive. These areas must acquire a tan slowly, cut down the exposure time for these areas to 1/3 or less of the total time recommended by your tanning professional. When you can’t see any tan lines on your body, it’s ok to expose that skin the same length of time as the rest of your body.

Your eyelids are not thick enough to protect your eyes from UV damage. Federal law requires all tanning salons to supply clients with proper eye protection. The eyewear must meet federal government standards by blocking 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Closing your eyes, using sunglasses, cotton balls or a towel is not adequate protection, the UV rays will easily penetrate them and continue into the eyes. Failing to protect your eyes properly can potentially cause burning to the cornea and more severe damage to the lens and retina. In addition to night vision loss, excessive unprotected exposure to UV light will also damage color vision.

The time necessary to build a great tan depends on several factors:

  • Your skin type

  • The equipment

  • Product (if used)

  • Frequency of tanning

Our tanning consultants will work with you to develop a tanning regimen that meets your goals, while promoting a healthy tan. Most people will see a skin color change after the first few sessions, and have a good base tan in 6-10 sessions. Maintenance of your tan is then achieved with as few as 1-2 sessions per week.

We sure do! All of our base beds are lay down, but we have stand up beds for both our mid and high levels. 

The FDA requires at least 24 hours between Sunbed tanning sessions. We recommend at least 2 days in between Sunbed sessions, whenever time allows.

Trying to build a tan too quickly can have undesired results. You cannot tan more than once in any day and tanning more than what is appropriate for your skin type will only result in an undesirable outcome. However, there is a strategy that will give you an instant tan with a boost, our Tanning Cocktail – Sunbed+Sunless. By utilizing the VersaSpa Sunless tanning booth immediately after tanning in a sunbed, you can have the natural looking color you desire, quickly and effectively. The sunbed prepares your skin to accept the sunless tanning solution. For best results use a lotion specifically formulated for Tanning Cocktails while tanning in a sunbed before a Sunless session. Ask an associate for which products will work best for you.

Moisture is the key to a long-lasting tan. Healthy skin tans faster, darker and retains a tan longer. Plenty of water and a quality lotion; especially one formulated for tanning, will help keep your skin moisturized. Your skin is constantly renewing itself, drier skin will shed its top layers and bring new skin to the surface. Since tanning only affects the epidermis (top layers of your skin) as those layers are shed, you lose your tanned skin. Dry layers on the surface of your skin can also block the UV rays from getting to the healthy layers of your epidermis in order to tan them. Along with moisturizing, you will need to tan regularly—1-2 times per week to maintain your color.

For those of you who have tanned in, or have heard of, “non-burning beds”, “bronzing beds” or “high-pressure beds”, these are sunbeds that have mostly UVA rays, with minimal UVB rays. The advantage to these beds is that you can get a tan very quickly, it will last longer and you almost never receive a sunburn.  The disadvantage to these beds is that you are producing virtually no vitamin D and you are not adequately providing yourself with a base tan that protects you from harsh outdoor sun. If you were to only tan in a high-pressure bed prior to going to Mexico in March, when you arrive in Mexico,  your skin would not be acclimated to a more natural mix of UVA and UVB and you will likely sunburn. So the bed you choose should be carefully chosen to suit your goals.

Option 1: Hold it. 

Option 2: Exit the bed, put your clothes on, come out to the front, and tell us. We will pause your session and allow you to continue after you’ve returned. 

NEVER an option: Peeing in the in-room garbage can.

Indoor UV tanning provides the same benefits and risks as outdoor tanning. Both feel great and can improve your appearance and overall self esteem. Moderation is the key to playing it safe when you’re tanning.

Gradually building a base tan actually protects your skin from sunburn and in turn can decrease risk of sunburn. Don’t EVER try to sunburn! Too often we hear “I always burn before I tan”. NO, NO, NO this is how tanning got its bad wrap. A sunburn is not a base for a tan; it only damages your skin and increases your risk for developing melanoma. Building a tan safely actually has so many health benefits.

Tanning also provides much needed Vitamin D in its most natural form. Vitamin D deficiencies are widely seen in northern climates where people are not in the sun enough during the year. In order to get your 5 minutes of Happy Light and help with seasonal depression you will want to hit up one of our non-high-pressure beds to get that Vitamin D that our bodies all so badly want and need. Feeling sad? You are not alone, depression is a real thing and especially in these parts where the sun don’t shine year round. We at Rockstar are always here to help day or night, oh and we got the hook up on your 5 minutes of happy while we are at it!!

As with everything, there is always some risk involved. We do our best to keep you and your skin safe. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Spray Tanning

BEFORE:

Waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facials should be done 24-48 hours before your tanning appointment.

Moisturize! Dry skin is the enemy of an even, natural sunless tan so you must moisturize your skin every day for the 3 to 5 days leading up to your tan.

Exfoliate and shave the night before your appointment.

DAY OF

You want to have clean skin with nothing on it when you go in for your sunless tan so refrain from using moisturizers, perfumes, lotions, oils or deodorants that may cause a barrier between your skin and the spray tanning solution.

Bring or wear dark, loose clothing and flip-flops to put on after your tanning appointment.

AFTER:

Wash your hands 1-2 hours after your spray tan appointment to keep hands looking as natural as possible

Wait at least 8 – 10 hours after your appointment before showering… the longer the better for optimum results!

We recommend rinsing with warm water only for your first shower. After your first shower, it’s ok to use non-abrasive soaps (no bar soap!) and gels, but do not exfoliate for at least 5 – 7 days. Keep in mind, added bronzers will wash away during the first shower, this is normal!

No. The advanced technology currently used in Sunless tanning solutions is designed to ensure a natural, bronze tan. Ask your salon staff-member to help you select the best level of tanning solution to match your skin tone. Just follow the instructions from our tan-bartender, and we promise you won’t end up looking like Ross.

The FDA advises that users avoid inhaling or ingesting DHA or letting the spray get into the eyes. We recommend using:

  • Eye protection

  • Nose filters

  • Ear plugs

  • Lip balm

Memberships

There is a $20 sign up fee, but it includes goggles, a free sample of tanning lotion and your very own Rockstar Backstage Pass ID Card for easy sign-in – it’s very fancy. 

Unlimited! Well, once a day. 😉 

OF COURSE. Leaving for the summer? Let us know you want to freeze your account before close on the last day of the month and we’ll make it happen. There is a $7 monthly charge to keep your account active, but every month that you are frozen you earn free upgrades or tans that can be used while your account is frozen. These rewards are a $10 value! Sweet deal right! *We do not accept freezes over the phone. Must be in person or via email.*

Not something you need anymore? It’s all good. Just cancel by closing on the last day of the month in person or by email. Remember that if you cancel, you’ll have to pay the $20 sign-up fee again. *We do not accept cancellations by phone. Must be in person or via email.*

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