Like ripened fruits, people with healthy-colored skin tend to spend less time hanging from trees and are more likely to get picked up at the grocery store. Catch the eye of passersby and orangutans with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get $60 worth of UV or spray tanning sessions at Jill's Beach. Choose to redeem your Groupon at any of its five locations in Cary, Garner/Clayton, Knightdale, Midtown Raleigh, and on Western Boulevard.
Jill's Beach offers a series of upscale tanning salons lined in chandeliers that are way nicer than the chandelier in your car, and each location is staffed with friendly pigment experts to help you find the tanning method and schedule that's right for your skin. Stocked with the latest tanning-bed technology, Jill's offers tanners a choice of UV tanning or UV-free spray tanning. The latest addition to Jill's tonally transformative arsenal is the Sun Angel, a tanning bed designed to eliminate overexposure due to the controlled UV rays it emits. This bed reduces the risk of "sun" burn via a sensor-controlled output that measures your skin's UV sensitivity and delivers a customized dose of melanin encouragement. One Angel session costs $35, and three chime in at a wholesale $88.
Mystic spray tanning takes place in a MyMyst booth, a UV-free auto-bronzing booth that offers privacy and versatility with options to customize your tan's intensity from a light butterscotch topping to a deep burnished oak. One spray-down costs $30, two sessions mist up at $55, and three run for $65. With a Mystic tan, you can erase tan lines, even out your skin tone, and kiss your ghostly pallor goodbye, if not the ghostly child that appears in your peripheral vision every time you pass a reflective surface.
Though reviews on service are polarized, Citysearchers love the quality tanning options at Jill's Beach and give the Western Boulevard location 3.5 stars. Seven Citysearchers give the Cary location 4.5 stars:
- I fair skin and have to be careful about UV exposure… At Jill's Beach the staff was genuinely [sic] concerned with giving me color without the discomfort I had become acustomed [sic] to. – Jason Walter
- The staff at Jill's Beach has been more than helpful helping me reach and maintain my goal, all while making sure I do not over expose my self [sic]. – tanorexia
- Their employees make sure that you know exactly what your [sic] doing before getting sprayed to make sure you get flawless color. – Allyson McFarland
The consultants at Jill's Beach want to help patrons achieve a sun-kissed tan without overexposing their skin. So the state-certified consultant recommend tanning booths depending on the person's skin type and tanning goals, whether those are getting more vitamin D or getting a base color before a vacation. They also educate guests about the benefits of tanning lotions, which often include anti-aging and anti-cellulite ingredients. For those who prefer a sprayed-on color, the experts can direct them to Mystic Tan booths or introduce them to a local graffiti artist.