Tan skin has long been lauded for its dual signification of the bearer's good health and gooey-caramel center. Become irresistibly appetizing with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a custom airbrush spray tan at Radiant Mist Spray Tan (a $35 value). This Groupon is redeemable at both Radiant Mist locations at Embrace Salon and Spa in Brunswick and the Tangerine Parlour in West Seville.
Radiant Mist Spray Tan helps even the fairest-skinned contenders go for the gold with their UV-free, hand-applied organic solutions. Glow-getters first consult an airbrush expert to dispel fears resulting from past spray-tanning experiences involving a paintball gun and a vat of molasses, and to have a personalized hue concocted from three available shades. All airbrushing takes place in private chambers; ladies disrobe according to comfort level and tan-line concerns, and gents don swim trunks or shorts. The artists of artiface efficiently envelop envelopes in a gentle sugarcane-based solution, creating a tone equivalent to six sessions in a tanning bed or an hour on the grocery-store rotisserie, sending sun-smooched bodies out the door after only 15 minutes.
Carefully controlled to avoid the streaking and overspray common in booth tanning, the new bronze hue begins to show within four–six hours after application and can, with proper care, gleam on unencumbered for up to 10 days. Tanners should be sure to wear loose-fitting fabrics free of wool, nylon, and silk directly after tanning to protect first and second skins, after which point risk of discoloration of garments and decorative boa constrictors significantly diminishes.