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Portofino Sun Center
Nearby Subway Stops
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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This venue is closed.
With ten types of tanning machines and expert airbrush applicators on site, Manhattan’s six Portofino Sun Centers aim to create the specific tint each customer is after—in a sun-soaked, tropical setting. Neophytes meet with the trained staff to learn about their options (stand-up or lie-flat, machine or airbrush, et cetera) then choose whichever method is most likely to achieve the desired effect with their type of skin. And newbies are in good company: Celebs Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Johnny Depp, and George Michael have visited Portofino’s shops to get that just-back-from-St.-Barts look.Extra
Single sessions and tanning packages are available, with printable coupons and special offers posted on the Web.
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