Choose from Four Options
- $19 for a professional spray tan with a top-level artist ($50 value)
- $59 for one month unlimited tanning in any level bed ($160 value)
- $199 for one year of unlimited tanning in any tanning bed up to level 3 ($840 value)
- $299 for one year of unlimited tanning in any tanning bed up to level 6 ($1,200 value)
From Sun to Spray: The Evolution of Cosmetic Tanning
A tanning bed is just one of the ways humans have learned to give their skin a bronze sheen. Check out Groupon's exploration of the evolution of tanning.
Before it was considered a sign of a healthy individual, tanned skin was the sign of someone gravely ill. In fact, for centuries people considered pale skin a mark of sophistication, but the stigma was reversed in 1929 when fashion mogul Coco Chanel, freshly bronzed after a yachting trip, said, “A girl simply has to be tanned.” Almost instantly, the tan became a trademark of luxury and style, and throngs of people began to include ample sunlight as part of their beauty regimens.
However, not everyone could afford such luxuries as sunbathing on the French Riviera or bathing in Italian volcanoes—and the winter months made getting a little sun difficult no matter what. To solve this dilemma, German scientist Friedrich Wolff introduced a system of specialized ultraviolet lamps and reflectors in 1978, sparking the tanning-bed revolution. This new approach, which artificially mimics the sun's natural radiation, offered a way to achieve a sun-kissed hue indoors, but various shortcomings—such as the potential hazards of overexposure to the tanning beds' uncomfortable box springs—led to a new approach: eschewing UV rays altogether. Concoctions of cosmetic creams and sprays soon hit the market, most making use of dihydroxyacetone (DHA)—a sugar, derived from plants, that temporarily darkens the pigment in the outermost skin cells, in a process quite similar to the effect from sun exposure.
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“Highly recommend California Tanning Club. I went here for a spray tan for my sister's wedding. They were able to fit me in the day of the wedding first thing in the morning. I was very nervous due to a previous experience with a spray tan booth and the technician put me completely at ease. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and made me feel completely comfortable. I will absolutely be going here for any tanning needs in the future :)”
“The staff and owner were very easy to work with. ”