Baja Heat Tanning Salon is a “Sun is Life” certified tanning salon, in which all staff has been certified as salon operators. We believe in developing your tan in a slow and gradual process which greatly reduces your risk of burning while still giving you all the benefits of photo-synthesized Vitamin D.

Depending on your skin type, you can expect to see results on your very first visit! Not only will you look more fit and healthy, many customers claim that they actually feel better because of the light therapy…especially in the winter months.



2023 Most Innovative Bed…
Vitality Total Light Technology 


Total Light Technology represents a new era of combined UV and light technology. This combination of Red Light, Blue Light and UV provide optimal tanning results and high levels of client customization to every session. The UV spectrum is extended by combining blue and red light (known as Fusion Technology).

Blue Activating Light LEDs prepare the skin for tanning and improve the directly visible results. Red Beauty Light LEDs look after the skin while tanning and also intensify the final result for a particularly deep and beautiful tan.

Maximum Exposure time: 10 minutes

• Choose your session, from sensitive to intense.

• Personal Sun style creates the ideal customization, allowing tanners to reduce UV while maintaining the benefits of full-body Red Light.

• Obtain beautiful color, all while choosing the session that is best for you.

Levels Based on Skin Type

Level 1: Sensitive
– 70% UV /100% Red Light

Level 2: Medium
– 85% UV Output /100% Red Light

Level 3: Intense
– 100% Full UV Output/100% Red Light

What are the benefits of red light therapy in tanning beds?

The red light energizes and repairs damaged cells, stimulating collagen and elastin and giving the skin back its youthful look. Red light is proven effective in the repair and rejuvenation of skin. Red light emits ZERO UV and will NOT tan you.

Red light therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation, refers to the non-invasive practice of using red and near-infrared wavelengths to penetrate the skin. Originally tested as a strategy for growing plants in space, red light therapy has been recognized since the 1990s for its untapped potential, and the subsequent years have brought more testing and wider applications.

Today’s evidence proves red light produces a biochemical effect on mitochondria. The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, controlling energy production; to promote mitochondrial function is to improve muscle growth and repair.

Beyond the production of cellular energy, the reduction of inflammation and the treatment of lactic acid, red light therapy has proven effective for skin rejuvenation, improved sleep, wound healing, arthritis, and fibrosis. Years of research has shown the benefits are hard to overstate.

What are the benefits of blue light therapy in a tanning bed?

Blue light therapy targets the sebaceous glands and not the surrounding tissues, killing the bacteria that cause acne. Blue light has the advantage of no side effects and is suitable for sensitive skin. Blue light has an anti-inflammatory effect and may be used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and atopic dermatitis.

Experience color like never before with the perfect combination of light and beauty

Ergoline Open Sun 1050

High-pressure tanning is great for those who are limited on time and want a deeper, darker tan that lasts longer. High-Pressure lamps put out almost all UVA rays which eliminates the burn factor for most skin types. 

The Open Sun 1050 makes a statement with 30 high-pressure units perfectly aligned along the canopy and base. It utilizes superior glass reflector technology and filter glass. One of Ergoline’s flagship tanning beds demonstrates to the most discerning tanners how powerful, yet at the same time cool and airy, high-pressure tanning can be. Multi Relax acrylic, Stereo Sound package with external MP3 player connection, and powerful Fan Cooling Plus make the tanning session fly by. Use the all new  32-field LED display to control the Open Sun 1050’s massive power and features.

Our Matrix Glammy is one of the strongest and most unique tanning beds available! 1 session is equivalent to 5-7 times of tanning in a regular bed and has NO BURNING RAYS—IT’S A PURE BRONZING BED! This type of tan is ideal for those that are looking deep, bronzed, gorgeous color in less time.


Luxura X10 clearly is one of the most elegant units on the market. Its combination of cool design and powerful efficiency offers an extraordinary tanning experience. The Luxura X10 packs up to 46 200 watt lamps, four 520-watt high-pressure facial lamps with HPS technology, and a remarkably fast session time of just ten minutes.  

Baja High Level Performance

The Baja High Level Performance beds have a 160 amp UVA & UVB lamp combination with client–controlled high pressure facial tanning lamps. This bed is an extremely comfortable lay–down bed used for a maximum of 12 minutes.

The Acapulco High Level Performance Stand Up Capsule has 48-160 amp watt lamps. This bed provides 360 degree tanning with no pressure points. It also allows you the comfort of standing and tanning the underarm area and other hidden areas that might not tan in a lay–down bed.

The Cancun middle level beds

The Cancun middle level beds have 38 lamps providing an even mix UVA/UVB that is great for getting faster color that lasts longer in a more comfortable bed. It contains three 400 watt facial lamps. These lamps are designed to use reflectors to give your face optimal exposure.

FAQs about Tanning

How many sessions are needed?

Once you arrive at a tanning salon, like Baja Heat Tanning, your needs will be assessed to determine the best tanning plan for you. The number of sessions will depend on your skin type, how vulnerable it is to heat, type of bed you choose, and how dark you want your skin to get.

How often should I tan?

The frequency of your tanning sessions will vary depending on your objective? If you want to get color, you’ll probably need more sessions —3 to 4 per week— than if you want to maintain your color —1 to 2 per week. However, the frequency will also depend on the type of bed you choose.

Can I tan more than once in a day?

You must allow your skin to rest 24 to 48 hours before your next session, or you risk burning your skin.

Why is my tan fading?

Those who have pale to fair skin can experience fading between sessions if they are too far apart. Ideally, they should be as frequent as twice per week, as a minimum, to avoid this from happening. Otherwise, your skin will have more than enough time to regenerate and fight the melanin that was produced by being exposed to UV rays. Once you reach your desired color, your sessions will be farther apart, but you can maintain your tan between sessions by using sunblock and moisturizers.

What is the difference between indoor tanning, outdoor tanning and spray tanning?

Indoor Tanning – The Ultrasun tanning devices come either lay-down or stand-up with each variation having their own advantages. These machines are equipped with Sunfit lamps that emit UV rays. Also, you can control a session and expose your skin to a consistent level of UVA and UVB light. Not only will the Ultrasun tanning device give you a stunning tan but also offer several benefits, such as a boost in Vitamin D levels and help to relieve sore muscles.
Outdoor Tanning – Sun tanning a.k.a. outdoor tanning is where you lay out in the sun to absorb UV rays to get a tan. But the drawback is that if you don’t live in a warm area, you can only enjoy the sun during the summer. Therefore, you can’t expose your skin to a consistent level of UV rays. Also, you can’t control the amount of UVA and UVB rays. Thus, giving you an inconsistent tan.
Spray Tanning – With spray tanning, you step inside a booth in your underwear, bathing suit or in the nude while a consultant uses an airbrush to spray paint on you the tan you wish to have. Rather than using UV rays to produce a tan, spray tanning an array of different chemicals. One of them is Dihydroxyacetone (or DHA) a compound that changes the colour of dead skin cells located within the epidermis. DHA can take several hours to show up, so most spray tans also contain a dye so that you can see immediate results. But since this is an artificial tan, you won’t enjoy the benefits of tanning, such as a boost in Vitamin D levels and other countless advantages.

Do You Need Tanning Lotion for Indoor Tanning?

This is one of those indoor tanning tips that is often overlooked because many people believe that tanning lotion isn’t necessary for this type of tanning.
While it’s true that you shouldn’t wear outdoor tanning lotion while tanning indoors because it is designed for outdoor use and because it could permanently stain a tanning bed, wearing a lotion that is designed specifically for tanning indoors can actually improve the tone of your tan.
If you want a tan with a bit of bronze or one that has some glow to it, then there are products that you can buy directly from the tanning salon that will help you achieve this result.
Many of these indoor tanning products will also hydrate your skin as they accelerate your tan so that it doesn’t dry out.
While indoor tanning lotion isn’t necessary in the same way that sunscreen is for outdoor tanning, it will improve your overall result.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for my spray tan appointment?

Exfoliate and shave the day before (or at least 8 hours before). This will get rid of any dead skin and provide a more even skin surface for the solution. Bring dark loose clothes otherwise tight clothes might ruin your spray.

VersaSpa® Sunless Spray Tanning

Baja Heat proudly uses VersaSpa® for all sunless tanning. VersaSpa® is the next generation of automatic sunless tanning systems designed to give your skin a natural, vibrant, long-lasting glow in just minutes while leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. Bronze, Hydrate and Smooth fine lines in one session. Customize your tanning application by selecting one,

or combining both full-body treatments – one of two sunless bronzing treatments, and a post-sunless super hydrating treatment. Enjoy the process as much as the results and relax, with a wide-open interior design, EZ-2Breathe purification system, and Comfort-Dry technology. VersaSpa® applies a perfect sunless tan every time.

FAQs about Sunless Tanning

Can I swim, shower, and workout with my sunless tan?

Of course! But be sure to wait at least 8-12 hours to allow the formula to react with your skin’s amino acids and proteins. In fact, the longer you allow the solution to remain on your skin, the longer lasting your tan will be. Swimming in highly chlorinated water frequently will reduce the length of your results.

What is the difference between the Bronzing and Clear Formulas?

Although completely water soluble, the Bronzing Formula may leave some cosmetic color on the inside of your clothing, sheets, and other materials – however, this color will easily wash out in cold water. If you are worried about getting color on various materials, use the Clear Formula. The two formulas will develop into the same tan in 8-12 hours, the only difference is that the Bronzing Formula applies a cosmetic top coat for instant color that will wash off in the shower.

What’s in the Sunless Bronzing Formula that makes me tan?

DHA, dihydroxyacetone, combined with anti-aging, skin firming ingredients is the main compound that produces a customized bronze glow. DHA has been an approved cosmetic additive by the FDA for over 30 years. VersaSpa® chemists have refined the technology to produce the most outstanding formulation that results in silky smooth, glowing skin with a refreshing after scent.

What can I do to extend the life of my tan?

Just like colored hair, a tan deserves special treatment. You wouldn’t want to use shampoos that strip the color out of your hair prematurely, and the same goes for the body wash you use with a tan. VersaSpa® has developed a line of products dedicated to preserving the life of your tan, including a pre-tan exfoliant, pre-tan intensifier, daily cleanser, and post-tan moisturizer as well as a spray bronzer for touch ups.

How do I know what level to choose?

We have expert salon associates available to guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing a color. Level 1 tends to be used by those who have very pale, sensitive skin that easily burns when exposed to UV light. Level 2 & 3 are the choice of the majority of Aspen Tan customers. Most anyone (except those mentioned above) can get away with a Level 2 and look fabulous and natural, especially those with a cream colored skin tone. Level 3 is a little darker and looks best on those who tan easily or have olive to light-brown skin.