George Washington had wooden teeth, which is why he made an effort to keep his chewing devices white by befriending his local picket-fence painter. Add a flicker of sparkle to your moneymaker in the modern fashion with today's Groupon: for $49, you get BleachBright Teeth Whitening sessions (a $198 value) at Tan USA in Alachua.
Tan USA's coowners, Bill Decarlis and Graylan Franklin, bolster beauty with tropical tans and teeth-whitening services in wood-trim-outlined confines. Tote in lackluster chompers and let the trained staff guide you through the world of BleachBright Teeth Whitening for two successive treatments, lasting 15 minutes each for 30 total minutes, designed to safely burnish incisors and buff bicuspids while minimizing tooth sensitivity to harsh temperatures and the opinions of pristinely white eyeballs. A technician will nestle teeth into a fitted mouthpiece before activating the Stratum blue-LED-light system and special brightening formulation, which will then whiten grins two–eight shades brighter in an attempt to match the luminosity of a tinfoil spacesuit.
Since 2009, Tan USA owners Graylan Franklin and Bill Decarlis have welcomed visitors into a studio that looks more like a hotel than a tanning salon. Framed artwork decorates a long hallway that leads to private, numbered treatment rooms that house eight conventional tanning beds and one standup booth; many are equipped with extras such as air conditioning, MP3 docks, or a personal chef. A Norvell airbrush spray–tanning system provides an option for UV–free shade shifting, with sugar-based bronzing sprays that can last up to 10 days, and red-light therapy bathes skin in rays believed to help to evaporate fine lines and improve skin texture. For customers too busy to check in, Tan USA can also provide a faux glow on the go, courtesy of its mobile spray-tanning service, which may also be booked for events such as weddings and proms.
15652 NW US HWY 441
Alachua, Florida 32615