This summer, more than ever, regular folks have a lot on their minds. The economy, climate change, and the coming apocalyptic confrontation between man and machine have everyone wearing frowns. So if you're feeling worried about your pocketbook, the ice caps, or the possibility of all-out war with computers, turn that frown upside down my friend. We have a solution. Why not try a tanning session to help melt your cares away?
The only thing you'll have to think about as you're listening to soothing digital radio in the comfort of your tanning bed will be just how hot your sun-kissed epidermis is going to look. Your friends will be jealous of your perfectly bronzed physique and the aura of calm a great tan imparts. New lovers, promotions, and increasingly interesting wardrobe color combinations await you. Plus, a fresh tan is the best way to survive the impending onslaught of skeletal death machines totally devoid of human emotion or pity. Read on to discover why.
For today's Groupon, City Sun Tanning is offering one session in a premium tanning bed or an autobronzer spray tan for just $10—74% off the normal $39 price.
Any regular tanner knows that $10 for a spray tan is an unbeatable deal, especially for an autobronzer spray tan. But for those of you who prefer to lie down, City Sun Tanning features the highest-quality tanning equipment available. Head to one of City Sun's two locations: at 50 E. 13th Street near Union Square (Broadway and University) or its new spot at 207 W. 75th Street on the Upper West Side (Broadway and Amsterdam). Choose between the autobronzer spray tan, the S-Class tanning bed, the Sunboard hi-pressure tanning bed, or the X-2 stand up bed (only at E 13th St. location). If you don't know the specifics of those models, know this: these tanning beds are calibrated to give you just the right balance of UVA and UVB rays for the perfect tan. Career success is exponentially correlated with tan quality for salespeople, actors, and lifeguards. So if you know people like that, be sure to tell them about today's deal.
City Sun also takes pride in its cheerful and skilled staff that will provide you with chilled scented towels and bottled water to ensure you have a wonderful tanning experience. They even give you a peppermint patty when you’re done. Please note that finding someone really pale to stand next to you and set off your healthy glow remains your responsibility.
City Sun Tanning says it offers "New York's Best Tan", but don't take its word for it. City Sun Tanning was named the Best of Citysearch in 2007 and 2008 and they have an impressive four-star average on Yelp. Here's what Yelpers have been saying:
- "This place is amazing... First of all, the ladies here are soooooo friendly and pleasant. Elissa was the girl who helped me today decide which tanning bed to select and was so patient with me. Keep in mind, without tanning, I am as white as they come, so she helped make sure I don't come out burned, but also don't come out with nothing to show for it. The selection of tanning beds they have here is awesome. The inside of this place is so relaxing and quiet." - Melissa W.
- "Red hair and pale with freckles. I get the spray tan and am a huge fan. It takes about 20 seconds for the actual spray and you're in and out the salon door in 5 mins flat. Let's not fail to mention the peppermint patty that awaits you after you step out of the booth... Friendly service, clean, big, open facility and great equipment." - Hadley S.
- "The people who work there are affable and friendly, they have a diligent cleaning crew working hard to make sure the beds are clean, they provide cold towels and even York peppermint patties! I haven't been able to make it to a beach this summer, or even a pool where I can lay out, so I have been having to take trips here to ensure my golden hue, and City Sun is my savior!" - Max B.
Oh, and for those of you who wanted to know why a tan will help you survive the computer wars, click here.
City Sun Tanning
As the tanning bed's lid closes, a cool breeze starts to blow, a gentle mist cools your skin, and the scents of aromatherapy transform a 12-minute tanning session into a miniature vacation. This S-Class bed is just one of the approximately 10 tanning options that fill City Sun Tanning. Staffers help clients select the right bed, leading them down hallways to an iBed sunbed—which features rotating facial lights—or a X-2 High Pressure bronzing stand-up, which can bronze pallid skin in ten minutes. Alternatively, visitors step onto the AutoBronzer's open-air platform, which evenly sprays UV-free tanning solution. In June of 2009, this sunless system caught the eye of New York Magazine, which lauded City Sun Tanning for having one of the "top five spray tans." The tanning salon has also garnered accolades from Citysearchers, who for several years, named it "Best of Citysearch".