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9716 NE Juanita Dr, Kirkland, WA | Directions 9803447.704918 -122.212378
Neighborhoods: South Juanita
This company is unethical and robbing you blind!! – This company is robbing you blind. They are not allowed to put expiration dates on tanning packages. It is against the law. I contacted the Washington State Legislature and tanning packages are the same thing as a gift card because money was paid in exchange for the package they CANNOT EXPIRE!!! Desert Sun is stealing thousands of dollars from you!!! QUIT GOING!!
Great Salon! – I went for body wraps and red-light therapy that I'd purchased via Groupon (or Local Twist, can't remember which). VERY sweet girls, knowledgeable, accommodating and personable. Wouldn't hesitate to go back, but it's a bit too far for me to drive. Would definitely recommend this state-of-the-art salon!
4 Stars! Desert Sun is great! – I just recently started tanning there. I am going to be in a wedding soon therefore I needed a fast tan. The weather here in Seattle has really kept me from getting a normal tan so I had to fake and bake for the wedding. But esides that the tans were cheap (i recieved 20 tans for less than $50) and tanning salon girls were very sweet everytime I tanned. It will not be for a while till i have to go back but when i need a quick tan again i will be going to desert sun. If you are looking for a great place to tan I would go there for sure.
best tanning salon in kirkland, dont listen to other reviews! – This is the best tanning salon anywhere! It bets seattle sun tan, amazing tan, emerald city sun, all of them. The employees are what make it worth my while. DONT LISTEN TO THE BAD REVIEWS, they are just people who need to learn some patience. They are always very helpful and they always give you deals that cater to your budget. I have been tanning here for the past 3 years and i have never had a problem. I use every bed and they bulbs are always new! I highley recommend this salon!
WORST OWNER EVER! MEAN TO EMPLOYEES – The owner at this tanning salon is crazy! i was in there one evening and she was there and she was treating her employees like complete garbarge! The place is always very clean and the employees are super nice but whenever she is there i turn around and walk out the door. she has no customer service skills and is just plain rude! The beds are good and they are always open but the ownership really needs an uplift. I will never tan at this salon again because i dont like how she treats people and i bought a package at another salon and apperently it was a really good deal, so she smerked and said NO WAY! The manager was nice and said if i paid an extra $40 i could use my package... which i didnt do. From now on i will just tan at my other salon in houghton. Since then i havent had a problem at the houghton salon and it has been about 4 months!
Owner is Crazy and Evil – Does standing unclothed in downtown Juanita sound fun to you?! While paying someone else $40 to tan? Well I personally had this experience when they put me in a tanning bed in the front of the store and I got completely undressed thinking it was a one-way window and it wasn't until an elderly lady on the sidewalk outside the door frantically knocked on the window! All I have to say is this place has a crazy owner?. This anorexic girl lacks customer service skills and is confrontational to all of her customers and employees, and I believe has a personality disorder. Not to mention these poor underpaid girls she has working for her that work 7 hour busy shifts with NO BREAKS!! She forces her workers to be pushy sales people and makes them review every customer's sales history to make sure they weren?t given too good of a deal. She actually turns customers away if another Desert Sun gave them too good of a deal. There is not one tanning lotion that is under $50 and the manager is one big giant sales/scam person. A girl who worked there was forced to pay the owner money before she could get her W2 to file taxes this year! She should be arrested for her disgusting behavior!
Best tanning in Kirkland – I have been tanning at this salon for 3 years now, 10 years total. The salon is always clean and beds are hot :). The girls are helpful and very friendly. The other day when I went tanning, I forgot my lotion. The girl working was kind enough to let me use her personal lotion. Not only was this very nice of her but the cost of her lotion was $75! I really appreciated it and you don't always find great customer service everywhere you go. The only down fall of the salon is they need more beds at 6 PM! As long as I live in the area I will continue tanning here for sure.
Ompa Lumpa orange tan – I got a Mystic Tan and ended up looking like a Ompa Lumpa, orange. It dripped and made my final tan stripey. I'm short so the nozels way oversprayed my face so it looked orange and dirty. I looked like a freak! The next day, I tried scrubing it off; which I found really difficult. All I needed was joper pants and a role on Charlie and the chocolate factory. Very disappointing. After this I ended up going to a place close by in Kirkland (Natural Healing Path) to get my tan fixed. There I was spray tanned by hand by a tech with some airbrush type machine and this time my tan looked natural and great. I'll be going to this other place next time for sure!
HORRIBLE OWNER - AVOID THIS PLACE!! – I bought a Mystic Tanning package here, and 3 times I wasn't pleased with the results. When I finally told the staff working at the time, the said they were powerless to do anything for me - that they'd have to talk to the owner... but I somehow got talked into trying a "california cocktail" where you tan in a medium bed for 5-10 minutes, and then do the mystic. I was told how much more wonderful results I'd get.
This was not only my birthday, but also the day before I was to be walking in a parade. I decided to go ahead and try the cocktail - for $27 extra dollars!!! My total mistake! I couldn't believe it when after I tanned, I went to the Mystic booth and the thing MALFUNCTIONED - "spitting" the solution all over me. I couldn't figure out how to stop the thing, and the results gave me huge, lepord-like tan spots. Not to mention the "tan" I was supposed to get from the bed didn't do a darned thing.
I was not given any kind of credit or refund - all per the owner... mysteriously when I asked to talk to the owner directly "she doesn't take calls from clients." Hmmm... I wonder why? She has left her employees completely powerless to do anything, and I simply couldn't believe she wouldn't offer me my money back.
I told the manager who called, to please tell her that the damage I would do by telling all my friends, and posting negative comments would WAY outweigh the $27 she could have refunded me. This apparently didn't work, and I was still denied. AVOID THIS PLACE AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! Any owner who can only care about the bottom line deserves to fail in her business. I will do my part to make this happen.
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