Back in 1999, brothers David and Rick Kueber noticed a lag in business at their chain of video-rental shops during the summer months, when no one wanted to be cooped up inside watching movies. The two put their heads together and found a rather unconventional solution to their problem: tanning beds. They installed a new fleet of skin-bronzing machines and sat back as so many clients flocked to their shop that the brothers were forced to open an entire store just to cater to their clients’ tanning demands. This was the birth of Sun Tan City. Today, what started as an experimental side business boasts more than 200 locations across 16 states.
The staff at each location maintains a meticulously clean space, where they show clients to UV beds dubbed fast, faster, fastest, and instant. The beds include features such as facial tanners and self-contained air conditioners. Alternatively, clients can opt for the UV-free, automated VersaSpa system, which swathes physiques in a DHA, plant-based bronzing solution. The liquid reacts naturally with skin’s amino acids, creating an even coat as radiant as the high beams on Helios’s chariot within 46 seconds.
Razzor Sharp Styles combines the experience of an Old World barbershop with an upscale salon. The bilingual barbers offer dapper men's haircuts along with services designed to simultaneously groom and relax their clients. These services include lathers and shaves, soothing hot-towel treatments, and massages for the face and upper body, which leave men feeling loose and looking sharp. In addition to men's services, they also cater to women by offering color and deep-conditioning treatments and special-occasion updos.
Melissa McTee spent upwards of seven years honing her craft and learning new skills, and has become something of a beauty Renaissance woman, single-handedly performing an array of services ranging from haircuts to nail treatments. She revives worn-down digits and tops them with glossy polish, and infuses strands with rich, vibrant hues using Schwarzkopf Professional color and melted crayons. She also removes unwanted facial hair quickly and meticulously, deploying stripless wax infused with essential rose oil to render skin smooth.
The Facial Rejuvenation Center's microdermabrasion softens skin and curtails the effects of aging by exfoliating the top layer of skin, leaving your skin shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. The Facial Rejuvenation Center's experienced staff will cater the procedure to your skin's specific needs, sloughing off dead cells in the areas that need it most and restoring your face's natural balance and beauty. Call ahead to make an appointment.
Whisking away bespotted garments and returning fresh garb, Sunshine provides Iowa City with impressively convenient pickup and delivery laundry services. Trundle off apparel for sudsy vacations from anywhere in Iowa City, Coralville, or North Liberty (30 lbs minimum of laundry for pickup/delivery). Services cost $1.50 per pound of laundry, falling to $1 after 50 pounds. Customers with blazers requiring extra coddling and shirts that need sleeve-holding can visit the store and cleanse clothing using the self-service laundry machines. An attendant is always on duty to help to wrangle rebellious trousers. Though not included with this Groupon, patrons dropping off or self-scrubbing their threads can while away the minutes at the shop's tanning salon or in-store cafe, sating hunger with java, smoothies, or sandwiches as garments do the rinse-cycle tango.