Prior to tanning salons, the only way to achieve a beautiful copper glow was to boil pennies and bathe in the scalding reduction. Achieve a pain-free sheen with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of tanning services at Ann's Caribbean Tan on Brambleton Avenue.
The fluorescent tube-lined beds at Ann's Caribbean Tan transform pasty pigments into glowing golden physiques. A month of basic bronzing provides a lustrous base for tanning neophytes ($40), while a calendar page's time in the turbo beds adds a deep hue for experienced toners and extremely patient barbecue artists alike ($63.64). Customers delighting in their newly upholstered exteriors can elect a year of basic tanning that outsmarts a cloud-doling Mother Nature ($199), or add on 365 days of leg tanning to reward cooped up legs for a winter of pant imprisonment ($50). Bipedal bronzers can practice tanning two-steps during a stand-up tan session that secures private dancing space as well as an even tint on underarms and other hard to reach areas ($8.18).
The tropical lobby and warm fluorescent lighting serve as a warm-up session for first time tanners, while a variety of bulb-bedecked vessels sport freshly scrubbed surfaces to make each jet set to the sun feel like the maiden voyage.