In 1996, Al Palumbo, Mary Palumbo and Bill Kron opened a small 4-bed salon in Cliffside Park, NJ. Little did they know that through their hard work and dedication, Planet Sun would grow into an 9-store chain of upscale tanning salons that will see more than 1500 people on an average day. Planet Sun now not only offers premium UV tanning equipment, but has expanded into UV Free Airbrush and Spray Tanning, Red Light Therapy and Teeth Whitening.

Planet Sun’s growth and success can be attributed to their strong belief in and constant dedication to superior customer service, cleanliness and well maintained, top of the line equipment.  In addition, each member of the staff is highly trained and Smart Tan certified to help every customer tan responsibly and achieve a personal and optimal tanning experience.

Planet Sun is proud to be New Jersey’s finest tanning salon chain where you can always expect a friendly welcome, a customized experience and of course achieve the most beautiful tan ever!


I’m an avid tanner and have been a loyal customer of Planet Sun Tanning salons for several years now. Their machines are the best I’ve used (well maintained), their lotions are always top of the line and their staff is very knowledgeable and courteous. Each location is more than up to par and exceeds every tanner’s expectations no matter if you are a beginner or a diehard tanner like me!!! No one beats their prices, memberships and offers!  I absolutely love Planet Sun Tanning and trust me, I’ve tried all of their competitors and nothing comes close.
– Danielle A.

I started tanning at Planet Sun with hopes of getting a nice tan for my wedding. I was more then pleased with the results. The staff was so helpful and made me feel really comfortable. They instructed me on how I could gradually get a tan without burning, and helped me pick out a great lotion. After a few weeks my fiancé was so impressed by my tan, he started tanning there also. I even did the Versa Spa a couple days before the big day to get that extra glow, and I LOVED the way I looked. Thanks to Planet Sun we looked amazing in our wedding photos!
– Danielle J.

I love Planet Sun! I tan at the Hoboken locations and have been a member for years now.  I have convinced many of my family members and friends to join, and now they are addicted to Planet Sun too! Every time I tan I am thrilled with the results, the cleanliness of the salon and equipment and am always impressed by the amazingly educated and friendly staff.   From the great products and services offered to the cheery welcomes I receive, I would NEVER leave Planet Sun!
– Michele G.

I have been a customer at Planet Sun for a couple of years and this is the ONLY tanning salon that I use now! No matter what time I come in, the attendant greets me, knows my name, what package I have and what bed I prefer.  I feel very valued as a customer!  I love Planet Sun’s constant promotions, coupons, text offers and their interactive Facebook page. I feel lucky to be a member of Planet Sun!
– Mary M.

I first went to Planet Sun to get a base tan for vacation. I am quite fair, so I was very concerned about burning. When I walked into the store, I was immediately greeted by the welcoming staff. They were so knowledgeable and told me exactly what I needed to do. They started my time at 5 minutes, and suggested that I gradually increase my minutes each session. I did just that, and a few weeks later I had an amazing golden tan! I went on vacation with no worries, and I didn’t burn at all. I was so satisfied that after vacation I went back to Planet Sun and got a membership. I can’t get enough of Planet Sun!
– Nicole T.

Planet Sun showed appreciation and philanthropic efforts within their community. Donations were promptly made, a sponsorship was sought, and high-valued in-kind donations were given to Ramapo College of New Jersey for their Third Annual Dance Marathon. The professionalism and courtesy of this salon projected the ease of developing a relationship that will prosper in the future to reek benefits for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Planet Sun Tanning Salons everywhere. On behalf of Children’s Specialized Hospitals, Children’s Miracle Network, and Ramapo College of New Jersey, I would personally like to commend Planet Sun on their efforts and look forward to working with them in the future.
– Gary M.  President and Founder of Dance Marathon Club, Ramapo College of NJ

Planet Sun is the cleanest tanning salon that I have ever been to.  The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the equipment is of the highest quality, and the products work great. I love the UV Free Mystic Tan booth, it gives me a natural tan and I always receive compliments on my color!  I highly recommend Planet Sun to anyone who is looking for an elite place to tan… trust me it is an overall great experience!!
– Renee G.

I love the staff at Planet Sun! Every time I visit they are always so friendly and I never have to wait for a bed.  I love the variety of tanning products and equipment that they have.  Even when they are busy they still take the time to greet everyone, give a personal tanning experience and ensure each bed is cleaned to perfection!
– Jessica E.

I am a member of the Planet Sun in West New York and have been part of the Crazy Sun Club (unlimited access club) for over 3 years!  The staff is very friendly and I have made many great friends.  They speak to you on a first name basis from the moment you enter and give great advice on tanning beds and lotions, depending on your skin type.  Most of the time I go after work because it very pleasurable to go and relax – it has become my escape!!
– Elsie B.

I have been Vitamin D deficient for about 5 years. My doctor suggested that I try going in a tanning bed a couple times a week. Desperately seeking relief, I went to Planet Sun and bought a membership. The staff was very understanding and helpful. They also suggested a great lotion that contains vitamin D, Fierce D Fense. I began going regularly twice a week, and within a month I felt a big difference. I not only had a lot more energy, but I had an amazing tan to go with it! Even in the winter where my symptoms were usually the worst, I felt amazing. Indoor tanning definitely offers health benefits, I am proof of this. I feel like a million bucks, and I owe it all to Planet Sun.
– Tom K.