Having a great tan makes you the coolest guy on the beach whenever the talking shark isn't there. Make everyone forget that sunglasses-wearing phony with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for one Bellacio vitamin D-infused spray tan ($20 value)
- $30 for two Bellacio vitamin D-infused spray tans ($60 value)
Sunless Tanning: Give Your Skin Some Sugar
A spray tan is obviously different from sunbathing, but it's also more complex than simply painting over the skin. Check out our explanation to learn the science behind sunless tanning.
Besides covering your body in beige post-its, there are two primary ways to get a rich, deep tan without exposure to UV rays: bronzers and self-tanners. Based on a combination of moisturizer and tinted powder, bronzers stain the skin to darken it temporarily, resulting in a synthetic tan that can easily be scrubbed off with soap and water. Self-tanners, meanwhile, actually affect the skin on a cellular level, emulating the natural effects of sunlight to create a lasting color. Available in forms ranging from lotions to airbrush sprays, self-tanners make use of a colorless sugar compound called dihydroxyacetone, more commonly known as DHA.
When applied to the skin, DHA triggers a safe chemical reaction—similar to the browning effect on bread's outer crust—in amino acids on the skin's surface, producing complex polymers called melanoidins. These polymers exhibit a darkened appearance virtually identical to the natural pigmentation caused by melanin during UV exposure. Unlike sun tanning, however, this process only affects the cells in the outermost layer of the epidermis, and since the body sloughs off millions of surface-level skin cells everyday—billions when we wear our trendiest sandpaper suits—sunless tans tend to fade significantly after about two days.
Uptown Wax provides waxing services for men and women. For the most pain-free and effective wax possible, the hair-removal specialists apply a skin cleanser before using a thick layer of hard wax. If that doesn't sound like enough, the studio also maintains a bar stocked with whiskey, wine, and beer to distract clients from the process. After their waxing service, which can strip away hair anywhere from head to toe, clients can cement—or rather gild—their new look by receiving a spray tan.
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“This place is super cozy with a great & friendly staff. I absolutely love going & would recommend them to all my friends for their waxing needs. They are very...”
“This place is super cozy with a great & friendly staff. I absolutely love going & would recommend them to all my friends for their waxing needs. They are very attentive & always offer a beverage to help you relax.”
“They are wonderful there. Bethany is the best. i'll definitely be going back.”
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