Mon-Sat, 9am-midnight; Sun, 10am-midnight
1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; F, M at 14th St.; L at Sixth Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Future Tan has been bronzing West Villagers since 1997, but the salon’s former neon aesthetic has given way to a more understated hue since onetime manager Dominick Ameno turned owner in January 2006. With fifteen private rooms (in a 2,700-square-foot, bi-level space), patrons can stand or lie down for full-body, facial, and upper-body tanning sessions. The Sun Capsule Cyclone, which uses 60 220-watt lamps, gives a tropical glow in eight minutes flat, and the Mystic My Mist UV-free spray booth means an airbrushlike tan (bronzer or fragrance optional) in 40 seconds or less. Rooms are equipped with satellite radio, with complimentary water and eye protection (Wink-Ease or goggles) on hand. Clean towels, Hempz moisturizer, and hair products in a communal grooming area allow clients to re-coif before stepping back into the world, perhaps with a selection of home-tanning products, including Matahari, Swedish Beauty, California Tan, Designer Skin, and Mystic Tan line of lotions, exfoliants, and self-tanners under their well-bronzed biceps.Sales
In addition to regular Web, in-house, and introductory offers, Future Tan offers a Tan4Free loyalty reward program, so regulars can bronze their way to free tanning and products.
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