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Solar Salon

1568 Second Ave., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10028 40.774829 -73.953898
nr. E. 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-828-5886 Send to Phone
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Mon-Fri, 8am-11pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night


With its immaculate hardwood floors, in-house product line, and a DJ creating a new soundtrack every week, Solar Salon feels worlds away from the typical indoor tanning franchise. Owner Alexander Moffat presides over the duo of sleek salons, both of which feature nearly half a dozen tanning beds—like the popular Giant Sun from Dr. Müller—equipped with XM Satellite radio, along with stand-up booths and UV-free spray booths. At the entrance, a sci-fi-esque fingerprint recognition kiosk enables quick check-in for regulars, and also recommends tanning bed times and lotions based on your tanning history, à la a bronzed For new clients, the salon offers Solar Typing, their proprietary method of categorizing your skin type, as a guide to achieving the most flattering color for you. Solar Salon also boasts a host of membership packages, so everyone from habitual bakers to special occasion spray-tanners can get a (bronze) bang for their buck.