Tanning >Darque Tan
1016 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA | Directions 0190742.484851 -70.900488
Staff=Sales people – $8 "sample" lotions? Ok, maybe its just me, but when you are processing payment for a customer & you ask them if they want to "try a sample" shouldn't it be complimentary or maybe a couple of bucks? But when they ring it in without telling you & then present you with a receipt that shows an $8 sample! I mean really! But I was able to get over it and went for my 2nd visit. My original attendant started me off on a Level 2 bed for 9 minutes based on my complexion etc. I returned on my 2nd visit to find a new attendant - lets call her Condescending Girl. I was with a friend who hadn't tanned in over a month - and who is also light haired and light skinned, opposite of me. Condescending Girl had no problem letting her into a Level 3 bed. She tells me I can go Level 3 but she asked if I had any lotion with me. I told her that I was all set, based on my experience with the $8 sample, I didnt feel like talking my way out of a $50 bottle. When I told her that I didnt need any she proceeded to rant for 10 minutes about UV exposure & skin cancer. Now dont get me wrong I think it's fine they care about your well being - but she just let my friend in no questions asked. She had a problem with me because I didnt want to buy any of her lotions. I was so frustrated at the way she was talking to me that I gave up and said I would rather go back into the level 2 than have to purchase any more expensive products. What I dont understand is how come level 3 was so life threatening without lotion - but level 2 isnt? And it is not mandatory that you wear lotions and I signed the waiver and am responsible for my own decisions so I can really do without the sales people treating me like a child and trying to shame me into buying their transparent products (dont you know that indoor lotion is soooo different form outdoor!) With that said I will return to finish out my balance but that is it - and I will be sure to try and avoid times when Condescending girl is working!!
OCD is good when you're getting undressed – One Word: CLEAN!
Okay, so maybe I can be a little OCD sometimes. But personally I think if you are going to get undressed and lay in a tanning bed, it should be a the least sketchiest place possible. This salon is by far the cleanest I've ever been to. They have full time people who do nothing but clean, and even have hand sanitizer on the wall in every room! To all my fellow OCD friends out there, this is the only salon that will live up to your strict standards.
Clean & Cheap! – As a student at Salem State, I don't have a ton of money to spend on things like tanning, and at first I thought this place was going to r*pe me in cost like my last salon, but surprisingly they were pretty cheap. The single visit prices are a little steep, but there membership is only $18 bucks a month and unlike the other salons in the area, they don't have any contracts you have to sign. The beds are new, clean, bulbs seem fresh and the employees aren't your typical high school girls who could care less if you come out looking like something from another planet. They care, they're nice and all in all I am happy with the results. Glad to hear they are opening a new salon by my house.
Editorial Review – Chain tanning salon features state-of-the-art equipment to preserve a healthy tan year round.
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