Bodies, like marshmallows, movie theaters, and knock-knock jokes, increase in appeal when slightly darkened. Put on some shade with today's Groupon for your choice of services at #1 Sun Tanning Salon & Spa, with locations in West Iowa City and North Liberty. Choose from the following options:
- $15 for one month of unlimited infra-red sauna use (a $30 value)
- $20 for one month of unlimited UV tanning (a $40 value)
- $15 for one UV-free airbrush session (a $30 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of any tanning service
#1 Sun Tanning Salon imbues hue-free hides with sun-kissed glows using a variety of advanced tanning beds and airbrush spray tanning, and also targets unwanted weight with therapeutic infra-red saunas. With the infra-red sauna option, customers can unwind for 20-minute sessions in a cozy private booth while bathing in safe waves of heat that melt calories, soothe muscular aches, and increase blood circulation to purge body gremlins from their pore hidey-holes. Meanwhile, anyone seeking photoskinthesis can opt for one of the other options. A month of unlimited tanning in the salon's super-level tanning bed with 24–30 100-watt lamps provides the bronzing effects of tanning outdoors without the hassle of fending off squirrels aggressively selling timeshares. Alternately, for UV-free tanning, hue hunters can opt for the airbrush-tanning session, during which one of the salon's experienced staff members sprays on a smooth coat of natural-looking tan solution. This fast-drying, streak-free formula contains a medley of skin-friendly ingredients, including bronzer to extend the life of the tan, and caffeine to protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun and excessive slow-dancing in the arms of a dream king.
The Iowa City location boasts 41 tanning beds of 11 different types to suit every tanning level and skin type. Those who'd like to choose which bed they can use should opt for the final deal option, which grants Groupon holders $40 worth of any other tanning services. Catch the backdraft from a Bronze Bomb ($39.95), which offers one session in an UltraBronz 950 high-pressure spray machine and one full-body airbrush to maintain newly acquired radiance, so customers can spend less time on a tanning bed and more time in their backyards digging holes and filling them back up. Others may elect to purchase star packages. The silver package ($32.95), gives users a number of "stars" to spend on sessions in any of the deluxe tanning beds, which offer glorious tonal transformations and absolutely no pesky peas embedded beneath their surface.
Though #1 Sun Tanning Salon & Spa offers membership rates for some of its services that seem competitive with this deal, because of commitment requirements, this Groupon is still the best deal for the curious customer wanting to dip their toe in the tanning pool.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen named #1 Sun Tanning Salon & Spa the Best Tanning Salon in 2010. CityVoters awarded #1 Sun's Iowa City location first place for Best Tanning in 2008, and gave the same award to both locations in 2010. Nine Yahoo! Locals give the Iowa City location an average of four stars.
- They have the best prices around and for sure the best beds! I love all of the girls that work there, everyone is so sweet and knowledgable [sic] ! – lilly82, Iowa City location, Yahoo! Local, 07/29/2008