Beach-goers have discovered great alternative tanning methods through the years, taking their lead from the first accident-prone sunbather who fell into the sand after mistaking Elmer's glue for sunscreen. Experience the latest bronzing innovations with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get three custom airbrush spray tans at Naturally Bronze in Dongan Hills (a $96 value).
The owner and resident pigment-painter of Naturally Bronze personally handles every UV–free tanning session, drawing on the experience of thousands of spray tans. Customers can choose a shade suited to their individual skin type and upcoming events, from the lightest hint of color for daily life to the glamorous deep hue needed to join a tribe of desert nomads. Clients then undress to their comfort level in the private airbrush studio, where an even application of solution coats the skin, and its active ingredient, DHA, begins to oxidize the outermost layer, initiating a darker, natural, uniform color. Afterward, clients stand in front of a fan for several minutes, allowing their tan to dry while imagining the breeze of the beach and the sounds of waves lapping against the shore and people screaming, "Shark!"
Naturally Bronze’s airbrush tans generally last five–seven days; the epidermal expert recommends waiting at least one week between each of the three applications.
1510 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, New York 10305