When the Statue of Liberty started to lose its original bronze around 1900, engineers attempted to construct Edison's newfangled tanning bed around it, forgetting that its bulbs still burned bright green. Celebrate the century-long evolution of the bronzifier with today's Groupon to Uvasun. Choose between the following options:
• For $39, you get 42 SunPoints (up to a $94.99 value), valid for a variety of both UV and spray-tanning services.
• For $99, you get 105 SunPoints (up to a $235.97 value).
Uvasun's body bronzers tone skin to glamorous new shades with advanced tanning equipment and exclusive sunless-tanning formulas, earning attention from magazines such as Us Weekly, Style, and Allure. A proprietary currency valid only within the salon and a remote Peruvian village, SunPoints can be used to create personalized packages from any of Uvasun's beds or services. For example, 42 SunPoints can buy three sessions worth of services, such as one each in the SunSector ($16.99 value, 9 SunPoints), Orbit ($29 value, 12 SunPoints), and Future Sun ($49.99 value, 21 SunPoints) machines, or two applications of Uvasun's exclusive sunless-tanning spray, Liquid Sun ($42 value, 21 SunPoints each). Formulated with erythrulose and three other secret, unpronounceable ingredients, Liquid Sun's coloring agents react slowly and fade evenly to promote a uniform, natural-bronze tan while hydrating the skin.
Though valid for any combination of Uvasun's services, the 105 SunPoints option can also afford two personal airbrush tans ($85+, 42 SunPoints each). Within a shimmering, golden-hued facility, a personal airbrush technician custom-mixes Liquid Sun spray and applies it with the skill of an artist, coloring either the entire body or more specific areas, such as legs, bikini lines, and carnival T-shirts.
Reservations are required for personal airbrush spray tans, but not for use of tanning beds.
Uvasun, mentioned on the hit show Entourage, keeps its clients paparazzi-ready with an array of tanning services. Controlled UV rays bronze the skin inside standup and lie-down tanning capsules. Alternatively, spray systems coat skin in color and hydration, using formulas that include Mystic Tan and Uvasun’s exclusive tanning spray, Liquid Sun, which is designed to look natural and more uniform while giving off a pleasant citrus scent that makes it easier to hide in orange groves. Other forms of light benefit the skin and body in different ways, from acne-treating blue light to anti-aging red light to SlimStar body wraps, which draw on the infrared portion of the light spectrum to contour the body.