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: for $39, you get three Mystic HD tans, available at 207 West 75th Street, or one customized airbrush tan at Beach Bum Tanning (an $84 value). Choose from the following locations for the airbrush tan: 239 7th Avenue, 25 West 14th Street, 207 West 75th Street, or 1276 Lexington Avenue.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for their golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal color saturation. The meticulous machine mists from side to side, giving patrons an even glow without having to bear-hug King Midas. As an alternative to Mystic, customers can undergo a customized airbrush tan that sun-godifies skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Beach Bum Tanning
With all the different skin shades and undertones beneath those shades, skin color is very nuanced. Makeup companies know this and produce dozens of foundation colors. Most tanning salons, however, don't take the little nuances into account when airbrushing bodies. Beach Bum Tanning isn't like those salons. Instead of using airbrush-tanning solutions in only a few shades, its certified airbrush artists can craft more than 150 custom color combinations, giving clients "a natural, healthy-looking glow—making it as realistic as possible," explains Dante Fitzpatrick, the Director of Airbrush Design at Beach Bum Tanning in a recent interview for GQ magazine.
The Allure magazine Best of Beauty–winning salon also relies on Mystic HD booths and open-air VersaSpa booths to gild bodies with vibrant pigment. And since 1986, it has been making East Coast denizens look tan with traditional tanning beds, rather than wrapping them in ALF's fur.