When you visit the salon, keep an eye on how clean it is - any tanning salon and especially the beds themselves should be immaculate. Ask about their cleaning procedure and they should be able to quickly tell you that everything is sanitized before and after each use. If you've never been tanning before and need to build up your color slowly, they should be able to advise you on how to do that. If you're interested in a spray tan, your consultant should have no problem explaining the differences between a spray or UV bed, the pros and cons of each, and even what they would suggest for you. If you're going to need several visits to build up your ideal tan, make sure you allot yourself enough time and start as soon as possible, but also ask about any special package deals they offer for multiple sessions. When it comes to tanning oil they should be able to advise you on that as well. Simply, any questions you have should be easily answered, and you should feel confident in the advise they give you, as well as confident in the cleanliness of the establishment. Compare the pricing and services of each salon and pick the one that will best suit your needs and budget.