Like ripened fruits, people with healthy-colored skin tend to spend less time loitering in orchards and are more likely to get picked up at the grocery store. Catch the eye of passing orangutans with today’s Groupon to #1 Sun Tanning Salon, with locations in Iowa City and North Liberty. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get one UV-free airbrush session (a $30 value).
• For $20, you get $40 toward your choice of services.
Named CityVoter’s top tanning salon of 2011, #1 Sun Tanning Salon burnishes bodies with airbrush spray tanning and 11 different levels of high-tech tanning beds. During the UV-free airbrush session, experienced staff members coat customers with a streak-free layer of tan solution that looks far more natural than an oak tree cross-bred to grow apples. Fast drying and free of any orange coloring, the formula contains a cornucopia of skin-soothing ingredients, including caffeine to help prevent skin damage and erythrulose, an additional bronzer that helps extend the life of the tan.
Alternately, choose from several different packages and services. A week of tanning in #1 Sun’s super-level beds with 24–30 100-watt lamps ($9.99) provides all the hue-heightening benefits of a Caribbean vacation, without the hassle of smuggling pilfered doubloons back through customs. The purchase of one of the salon’s Star packages ($32.95+) grants an allotment of “stars” to spend on a bevy of deluxe beds, such as the Banana bed with low-UVB rays for beginners, standup units for those looking to relax while practicing vital elevator etiquette, and an Excalibur bed featuring shoulder and side tanners with a built-in air-conditioning system. Therapeutic infrared saunas skip the steam but leave bodies relaxed, calories burned, and skin warmly refreshed (one 20 minute session $7; monthly package $30).