Today $25 gets you a $100 Groupon to Darque Tan, good for any combination of services and products at five area locations: 1016 Paradise Rd. in Swampscott, 275 Centre St. in Newton, 454 American Legion Hwy. in Revere, and 277B Huntington Ave. and 830 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston. Since this Groupon doesn’t have an expiration date, you could use it after summer’s over, when Saturn blocks the sun for five straight months. Give the gift of a tan and buy a few Groupons for friends (failing to do so may result in visually jarring photos due to tan discrepancies).
Use your Groupon for tanning products, UV tanning, or sunless tanning (which only takes 60 seconds—just avoid water for six to eight hours and you’ll be three shades darker). Darque Tan has clean, state-of-the-art tanning facilities with different types of beds and the Mystic Tan sunless-tanning machine for all levels of tanning. Darque's friendly staff will work with you to customize a tanning program that fits you and your schedule.
Tanning packages vary depending on your skin type and type of tan you choose. Your $100 Groupon value will get you 10-20 UV sessions depending on your skin type and choice of tanning bed. If you want to go the sunless route, $100 will get you five sessions. Alternatively, you could buy $100 worth of tanning lotion or retail products to store in your family's bomb shelter.
- “The staff here is SO well trained. They really seem to know so much about the products and the beds and I feel completely comfortable tanning there. They're also not big on just putting you in to the expensive beds… So I trust Darque Tan with my (tanning) life. Did I mention it's ABSOLUTELY beautiful, so clean, and I dig the Roman/Grecian theme they have going on there?” – Simona S., Yelp
- “I've been going here for over a year and have been very happy with the cleanliness, hours of operation and number of beds (usually never a wait). The staff is friendly and the price can't be beat!” – Elle E., Yelp
- “This place makes you feel like you are a member of some elite club. Their service is fine, but the place itself actually speaks to the quality of the salon.” – Taracerrone, Citysearch
Mystic Tan Voice-Guided, Sunless-Tanning Machine Technology
If you're looking for a relaxing tan, UV tans are the way to go. But if you want a quick tan that does the job just as well, Darque Tan features cutting-edge, voice-guided, sunless-tanning technology: the Mystic Tan. As soon as you step inside, you're greeted by the soothing voice of Charles Bronson ordering you to take off all your clothes and drop your weapon (it sounds like a less computerized, more grizzled version of this recording).
Don't try any funny stuff. The Mystic Tan is programmed with more than 40,000 threats Charles Bronson improvised during a two-week, pro bono recording session. Some threats include "Stop crying for your mother, she no longer exists" and "You're taking too long, I've got people to kill." This might sound harsh and uninviting, but Bronson's urgency is cutting down sunless-tanning time to a mere 60 seconds, making it easier than ever to fit a rapid tan into your busy day.
At locations across the country, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. [Norvell] (https://www.norvelltanning.com/) and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system.