Other than sporting a constant tan, the best way to trick yourself into thinking it's perpetually summertime is tattooing sunglasses on everyone's faces. Make summer eternal the easy way with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a 30-minute Ultrabronz tanning session (a $35 value) or a Mystic spray tan (a $30 value) at UltraTanz.
The certified tanning consultants at UltraTanz guide guests in the use of a wide range of products designed to grant an even, natural-looking bronze with or without the use of UV rays. Each 30-minute tanning session in the Ultrabronz 818 high-pressure bed has as powerful an effect as 8 to 10 sessions in a conventional tanning bed and yields an equivalent increase in seaweed bouquets from smitten surfers. Mystic tanning eschews UV rays to burnish skin with a beneficial mist of aloe vera, bronzer, and sunless tanner, leaving bodies with the even golden glow of a newborn Academy Award. Each application takes only 60 seconds and typically lasts between five and seven days.
The spacious confines and art-bedecked walls of UltraTanz combine the feel of an abbreviated spa visit with the sun-soaked ease of poolside lounging. A complimentary bottle of juice or water hydrates guests, and protective eyewear shelters peepers like a black-belt optometrist.
Sunlight, infrared light, and red light illuminate the spa-like interior of UltraTanz. After meeting with a certified tanning consultant, guests can step into one of their spacious, private spa rooms. Here, a spray or UV tanning system, hooked up to the sun with an invisible cable, awaits the chance to gold-plate exteriors. Alternately, the Mystic Tan HD booth airbrushes a sun-free tanning solution, while stand-up, lie-down, and leg-only ultraviolet beds bronze with varying degrees of "pressure," or intensity. During sessions, air conditioners and misting bottles keep things cool and comfortable, while complimentary bottles of juice and water keep guests hydrated. But UV light isn't the only thing glowing at UltraTanz—the Formostar infrared body wrap aims to detoxify and slim, the red light therapy bed is designed to smooth scar tissue and skin damage, and the Galvanic facial system imparts a toned glow of its own by softening fine lines.
6345 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, Alabama 36608