Before tanning salons, people seeking sun-kissed skin built their own spaceships and bravely risked scorched tongues and competition from intergalactic suitors. Look heliocentric without having to leave Earth with today's Groupon: for $18, you get five tanning sessions at The Sun Room downtown (a $36 value).
Visitors to The Sun Room can benefit from the salon's more than 25 years of bronzing experience as well as newly refurbished digs designed with the comfort of its golden-hued patrons in mind. Based on skin type and tone, knowledgeable staff members can suggest a personalized tanning program suited to meet guests' self-gilding goals, or direct them straightaway toward the facility's eight tanning beds of varying intensity levels or its stand-up booth for vertical bronzing and comedy-routine rehearsing. A climate-controlled air-conditioning system and a resident polar bear keep the salon at a comfortable 19–21 degrees. Other amenities include individual stereos, complimentary protective eyewear, and towels. Aiming to impart a touch of the tropics, The Sun Room's décor incorporates a colour scheme of tangerine orange and pineapple yellow, as well as slats of blond wood, akin to a yellow-bricked boardwalk.
The Sun Room
For the staff at The Sun Room, keeping clients comfortable is just as important as making them look fantastic. And after more than 28 years of business, they've gotten a pretty good handle on how to do just that. It starts with the interior aesthetics, where tropical colors blend with natural wood intended to make clients, in the staff's words, "feel like they've drifted away to some tropical paradise." These decorative touches set a tranquil scene where visitors can relax during tanning sessions, teeth-whitening treatments, and slimming body wraps.
There are also plenty of creature comforts. Like the area directly between a glacier and a volcano, the salon stays a perfect 20 degrees Celcius. Additionally, the team makes sure each client gets complimentary eyewear, deodorant, towels, and the option to listen to music during their sessions.
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