Radiantly tanned skin is not only visually gratifying, but also repels narcissist draculas, who are only attracted to pale, sun-deprived necks. Brush off creatures of the night and look resplendent with today's Groupon: for $39, you get to choose either the summer sample package, which includes four tanning sessions in four different beds, or two SunFx–Airbrush tans at Seattle Sun Tan, a $90 value. This Groupon is redeemable at all 19 locations throughout the Seattle–metropolitan area, listed to the right.
Called one of the "top 15 salon chains in the U.S." by tanning supplier ETS Tan, each Seattle Sun Tan boasts at least 2,000 square feet, 12 to 23 rooms, and pristine cleanliness. If you choose the airbrush tan, the salon's Smart Tan–certified professionals will use a SunFx Airbrush to dispense a sun-licked mist, leaving your skin-suit looking healthy and aesthetically pleasing for a hot date or an intense skee-ball tournament. The other option is a summer-sample package, which includes four 8- to 20-minute tanning sessions with Seattle Sun Tan's sleek, state-of-the-art beds. You'll get four tans total—one session each in a Level–5, Level–4, Level–3, and Level–2 bed. No appointment is necessary, so, unlike strictly-scheduled subarachnoid brain surgery, you can drop by unexpectedly.
Inside a Seattle Sun Tan, customers between tanning sessions can take in original paintings and sculptures from local artists, or sign ceremonious peace treaties under the glow of blow-glass chandeliers. And after their session, tanning aficionados can pick up skin-care products so they can continue to treat their newly bronzed epidermis at home.
There are a wide variety of Seattle Sun Tan locations to choose from and thus, a wide selection of positive Yelper reviews. The 25th Avenue location gets four stars and the 46th street location receives 4.5. The Main Street Bellvue location gets 3.5 stars as does the 74th Street location in Redmond:
Seattle Sun Tan
Each of Seattle Sun Tan's 39 locations spans between 2,000 and 4,000 square feet of space dedicated solely to the art of un-sunbathing. Washington-state tanners strut down immaculate hallways dotted with framed original paintings and contemporary artwork before settling into private rooms where they may acquire their desired shade while enjoying the sounds of their own music or prerecorded subliminal messages piped in through the iPod dock perched near each bed. The Smart Tan–certified staff guides clients in selecting which of the five levels of UV bed best fits their tanning needs and whether they desire a short tan time, prefer to stand up or lie down, or wish to bask beneath high-pressure face lamps. Shop shelves offer home tanners quality products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, whereas spray-tanning options from VersaSpa and SunFX both impart a natural-looking faux glow that takes mere minutes to apply and lasts for days.