Best Tanning Salon (2003)

Darque Tan

It's December 1, and you're spending the holidays in the Caribbean. Lucky you. Of course, your pale skin hasn't seen the light of day in months, and that could be a problem. If you don't want to spend the first few days of your vacation hiding under an umbrella or nursing the sunburn you got after your 45 SPF washed off in the ocean, get thee to Darque Tan. Yes, we know about skin cancer. But we subscribe to the theory that moderate exposure is better than a burn any day. And the knowledgeable staffers will help you build up your sun tolerance gradually. Think of them as personal trainers for your tan. They'll encourage you to incrementally increase your tanning time and intensity (there are five different levels of beds to choose from) every couple of days, to trick your pigment into working at maximum capacity. Depending on your skin tone, sessions can take less than ten minutes. We like the Midtown location for a quick lunch-hour glow.


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