Without tanning beds, people would bronze themselves by gluing pennies to their skin or stealing the clothes off memorial statues. Alter hues without vandalizing state property with today’s Groupon to TropiTANa in Mt. Juliet. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one month of unlimited level 1 UV-bed tanning (a $39 value).
- For $25, you get two VersaSpa sunless spray tans (a $70 value).<p>
TropiTANa’s Smart Tan–certified body-bronzers imbue pallid hues with a sun-soaked glow in 14 private rooms equipped with UV beds and spray-tanning booths. Bed tanners have access the salon’s level 1 tanning bed, creating and enhancing base tans imbued with bronze. Alternatively, VersaSpa sunless spray tans spritz physiques with even coats of color in private booths, crafting week-long tans in 60 seconds. To intensify tanning services, patrons can wear a suit of magnifying glasses or shop TropiTANa’s arsenal of lotions from manufacturers such as Devoted Creations, Designer Skin, and Australian Gold (not included with this Groupon).
Though TropiTANa sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
As the old saying goes, “If you want something done well, do it yourself.” That's exactly what TropiTANa owner Alex Friedrichsen did. After 20 years spent tanning at indoor facilities and lamenting the lack of a quality, high-end tanning spa in the Mt. Juliet area, Friedrichsen decided to build one himself, and in 2006, the doors of TropiTANa were officially opened.
Inside, lofty ceilings provide cool ventilation for 15 private rooms, each stocked with fresh towels and trimmed in sea-foam green and wood paneling. Fourteen beds comprise six levels of tanning perfect for establishing or building on a solid base tan, and a VersaSpa booth mists pelts with a carefully calibrated spray that eschews the orange glow typically caused by Velveeta-based formulas. Perhaps most importantly, the tanning spa is staffed by a team of Smart Tan–certified crew members, each of whom has been trained to advise clients on the best tanning choices for their skin type and needs, and to clean each room according to a checklist to ensure sanitary surroundings after each session.