Spray tanning simulates two favorite pastimes: sunbathing at the beach, and sticking your head under the mist sprayers in the produce section. Get a healthy sheen with this Groupon.
- $19 for one spray tan ($49 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.
Picasso Salon Day Spa
Signature Service: We excel in all services we offer here
Brands Used: All products are professional, healthy, and chemical free
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Every one of our clients are extremely valued and their satisfaction is our number one priority
67% of 21 customers recommend
“Fantastic service and the cut is awesome!”
“I loved it! Beautiful salon. The owner did my hair and it came out beautifully. ”
“AWESOME PLACE! My hair had been basically ruined by another salon...not colored properly and it felt like straw! This salon fixed my color and now my hair feels...”
“AWESOME PLACE! My hair had been basically ruined by another salon...not colored properly and it felt like straw! This salon fixed my color and now my hair feels like silk! I also have a new style that looks BEAUTIFUL! This place is a great find! And they use all natural products! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!”
1483 N Charlotte St.
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464