Bodies get natural color through spray tanning without having to suffer through burns, harmful UV radiation, and the sun’s endless collection of Oort cloud vacation slides. Savor your solar solitude with today's Groupon: for $29, you get two custom airbrush spray tans at Sunseekers, located in Prairie Village (a $70 value).
Sunseekers illuminates bodies with its custom spray-tanning services, which encourage copper-coveting humans to embrace a sans-sun alternative to traditional tanning. Its bronzer of choice is the California Tan system, which uses DHA, a sugar molecule, to elevate pallid overcoats to bronze, gleaming glory. DHA mud wrestles the skin's amino acids, causing cells of the upper epidermis to brown, generally within two to four hours. Tanners get a color that is custom mixed for their specific skin tone, however, the intensity of color depends on the level of DHA used and the amount of amino acids in the skin. The life cycle of this tonal transformation lasts five to seven days, precisely the length of time it takes the sun to cool off after getting really angry.
Awash in myriad hues of ocean blue, the walls at Sunseekers soothe the mind's eye, and a sandy wraparound front desk evokes a beach-house hangout. Enjoy the easy-going atmosphere while partaking in the spray-tanning services, then hit an actual beach or bikini-clad reenactment of the Gettysburg Address with complete confidence.
The Body Bar
Visiting six bars in a single day usually results in a haggard appearance. But at The Body Bar, you can stop by six bars in anticipation of heading downtown for a seventh. That's because the staff specializes in beauty as its prime intoxicant, administering hair, nail, and other spa services at their respective stations. The Nail Bar gussies up fingers and toes with Minx adhesives or Gelish polish, both of which resist wear and tear for two weeks without the protection of fiberglass thimbles. At the Wellness Bar, massages soothe aches and the heat from an infrared sauna helps induce detoxifying sweat. Seasoned technicians strip away unwanted hair at the BeBare Bare, whereas the Blowout Bar’s stylists work with the hair you have, crafting quick new 'dos with washing and blow-drying. You can finish primping for a night on the town with a custom airbrush tan at the Bronze Bar, or head to the Beauty Bar for a makeup application, teeth-whitening treatment, or eyebrow and lash tint.