Though standards of beauty have evolved throughout the ages, a healthy tan has been a sign of refinement since ancient times, indicating as it does the sun's obsequious deference to human will. Today's Groupon tans you like a bronzed hero of yore. For $25, you get your choice of either one month of unlimited tanning in a level-one bed (a $50 value) or three Mystic Tan spray sessions (a $75 value) at Body Rays, directly accessible by the Crystal City Metro line in Arlington. Groupon customers also receive 25% off any products, 25% off a 15-minute LED teeth whitening, and $10 off any massage session. All rates are listed here.
A month of unlimited tanning can raise the head-turn count to a level usually reserved for tennis spectatorship. Lounge in one of Body Rays' level-one beds, equipped with 32 beauty lamps to boost color in as little as 8–10 minutes. Each bed is housed in a private room nestled in the rear of a brilliantly lit loft space as surprisingly spacious as Zack and A.C.'s freshman dorm room.
If you opt for the spray tanning, the expert sprayers at Body Rays can perform a tonal transformation strong enough to last up to five days. Evenly distributing rich color, the resident artists propel a fine mist of Mystic solution designed to force zebra tan lines back to the watering holes of their Serengeti homeland. Customers who opt for three quick spray sessions will save invaluable minutes, allowing more time to focus on life's magic moments, like meteor showers and yeti encounters.
Impressed with both their knowledgeable staff and the quality of their tanning beds, nine Yahoo! Locals give Body Rays a perfect five-star review:
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