The Reef Tanning & Spa

One or Two Mystic Spray Tans, or Two Level 4 UV Tans at The Reef Tanning & Spa (Up to 52% Off)

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A relaxing atmosphere houses a friendly team at a spa that prides itself in the great customer service, products, and equipment

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Choice of:

  • One Mystic Spray Tan
  • Two Mystic Spray Tans
  • Two Level 4 UV Tans

From Sun to Spray: The Evolution of Cosmetic Tanning

A tanning bed is just one of the ways humans have learned to give their skin a bronze sheen. Check out Groupon’s exploration of the evolution of tanning.

Before it was considered a sign of a healthy individual, tanned skin was the sign of someone gravely ill. In fact, for centuries people considered pale skin a mark of sophistication, but the stigma was reversed in 1929 when fashion mogul Coco Chanel, freshly bronzed after a yachting trip, said, “A girl simply has to be tanned.” Almost instantly, the tan became a trademark of luxury and style, and throngs of people began to include ample sunlight as part of their beauty regimens.

However, not everyone could afford such luxuries as sunbathing on the French Riviera or bathing in Italian volcanoes—and the winter months made getting a little sun difficult no matter what. To solve this dilemma, German scientist Friedrich Wolff introduced a system of specialized ultraviolet lamps and reflectors in 1978, sparking the tanning-bed revolution. This new approach, which artificially mimics the sun’s natural radiation, offered a way to achieve a sun-kissed hue indoors, but various shortcomings—such as the potential hazards of overexposure to the tanning beds’ uncomfortable box springs—led to a new approach: eschewing UV rays altogether. Concoctions of cosmetic creams and sprays soon hit the market, most making use of dihydroxyacetone (DHA)—a sugar, derived from plants, that temporarily darkens the pigment in the outermost skin cells, in a process quite similar to the effect from sun exposure.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Reef Tanning & Spa


Everything customers need to know about The Reef Tanning & Spa is right in its name. The salon has been designed and decorated to exude a tropical getaway vibe, from gleaming turquoise floors to soothing ambient lighting. Therein, clients relax and indulge in one of the various services, which range from UV-based tanning to spray tans to teeth whitening.

Their cocktail tanning, for example, combines the benefits of the tanning bed with a spray tan, providing longer-lasting and darker results. During sessions in the whole-body hydration stations, meanwhile, guests spend 20–30 minutes immersed in a nutrient-rich steam and radiant heat, combined with light and gentle vibrational massage. This treatment rejuvenates and hydrates the skin and helps make the spray tan last longer.

The Reef Tanning & Spa

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