Unlike getting a tan outside, spray tanning doesn't require building a base coat or viewing the sun's endless collection of Oort-cloud-vacation slides. Savor your solar solitude with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two spray tans and 20% off retail items purchased during the first tanning session at Sonoma Tanning's locations in San Jose and Santa Rosa (a $90 value).
Sonoma Tanning, voted one of the best tanning salons by readers of the Bohemian in 2010, stands in for the sun by delivering a golden glow to bodies' exteriors with two spray-tan formulas. The Clean and Clear tan coats bodies covertly, initially lying dormant and free of artificial colors to avoid staining clothing or upsetting the omnipotent sun, but developing later into a bronzed hue. Tan in record time with the speedy Sonoma tan, which leaps onto the skin in less than five minutes, leaving a toasty, long-lasting natural sheen.
In addition to tanning services, Sonoma Tan also vends makeup, bodycare products, and skincare products in each location's retail shop. Groupon holders save 20% on items purchased at either store during the first tanning session, including mascara, sunscreen, and life-size figurines of the sun god, Ra.
After tanning the San Francisco 49er Gold Rush cheerleaders, Miss California, and international bodybuilders, Kelly Richardson has expanded her sunless-bronzing enterprise, Sonoma Tanning, to include her own tanning product, B.Bronz, which has graced the glossy pages of beauty magazines and the glossy models of New York City’s fashion week. In the 15-minute Gold Rush tan, master airbrushers contour and highlight curves, erase tan lines, and reveal deposits of valuable ore buried just beneath the skin. Sonoma Tanning also oversees Da Vinci whitening treatments, which untarnish teeth with an organic formula clients apply in-store and activate with the salon’s bleaching light.