Radical Tan

(415) 979-0732

255-C King St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94107

37.776450 -122.393496

 
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Neighborhoods: Central East, Mission Bay

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Reviews for Radical Tan

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Couldn't imaging tanning anywhere else! – I've been tanning on and off for 25 years, and I have to say that Radical Tan is the best salon I've run into. I travel extensively for work, will occasionally tan in an unfamiliar place just to keep my base, and am always glad to get "home" to Radical Tan. The owners, Teresa and Bernard, are warm, friendly, they always remember my name - they have the cutest kid on the planet! - and most importantly, they are KNOWLEDGABLE about tanning. I've been going there since January '06 when we were getting a base in anticipation of a trip to Mexico, and in the 2 years I've tanned there, I've NEVER burned. Bernard is always generous with a free visit or 2 when I renew a package, and Teresa and the staff and always there with a smile and warm welcome. I'm sure there are places that are less expensive, or have fancier surroundings, but I'm there to tan, and I'm loyal to good people.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great customer service! – I am really surprised to find bad reviews on this business. I LOVE Bernard and Teresa (the owner)! My first experience of Radical Tan was when they first opened about 2 years ago. Bernard and Teresa were friendly, professional and patiently explained to me their tanning packages and how to operate their equipments. Their equipments are easy to use and I have been receiving satisfying results. They have been a great asset to my neighborhood and great neighbors! Bernard and Teresa believe in providing quality and satisfying service to their customers. I highly recommend you give Radical Tan Salon a try!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

WORST TANNING SALON IN SF, THE BEDS WILL BURN YOU!! DONT COME HERE – Today for the first time I actually walked in this salon, I already had heard really bad comments about this salon, but since i knew they only have low end equipment I thought it would be cheaper than some other places... it actually turned out to be the opposite, NOT ONLY DO THEY ONLY HAVE LOW PRESSURE, LOW QUALITY BEDS, THE SESSIONS COST A FORTUNE!!! Also I wanted to know about the spray tan, and they don't even have a booth but a lady in the back would spray you, so you would basically have to be with no clothes on in front of a stranger...!!! Dont go to Radical Tan, it would just be a waste of money!!

over a year ago

We at Radical Tan are almost positive that this review from "katey2811" has been planted by a competitor. "katey2811" has only 2 Citysearch reviews, both posted on the same day for us and a nearby salon. He gave us 1 star and the other 5 stars. We assure you that you will love our salon, our equipment and our friendly, knowledgeable staff and are willing to prove it. New customers that come to Radical Tan and say "katey sent me" will receive ONE FREE TAN (standard level) to try our salon. We look forward to the opportunity to prove ourselves to you.

A lie has speed, but the truth has endurance.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

YOU SHOULD GO HERE... LOVED IT! – So I just recently moved to the city and was looking for a great place where I could get a spray tan, since we all know that the sun doesn't shine often enough in San Francisco! I think we can all agree that appearing pasty white during this time of the year is not so hot. hehe. I needed a tan and I needed it quick. So after hearing such great things from my new co-workers about Radical Tan I thought I would give it a try. I called to make an appointment and spoke to the owner, he was extremely informative and helpful. After speaking with him I decided to go ahead and just purchase one spray tan, he booked an appointment for me and gave me all of the instructions to prepare myself for the tan. As I mentioned before I needed a tan and I needed it quick, so I asked him when was the next avaliable time and he was able to squeeze me in that next afternoon. When I arrived the next day to Radical Tan I was greeted by the owner and one of his technicians, whom were both very friendly. The technician showed me back to the room where she explained the process of the tan and I got ready to go!! She was great... and although you might think it would be uncomfortable to be nearly exposed in front of a stranger, she made the experience extremely casual and comfortable for me!! The tan looked amazing and I even fooled my boyfriend who came into town the next day by convincing him I had just been out in the sun everyday after work... it looked so natural he believed me!! hehe.. I fooled him! Needless to say I already booked my next one!!! All joking aside this place is great and the tan looked amazing and lasted me all week! (Just long enough until by boyfriend left!)

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DO NOT GO HERE!!! – do NOT go to radical tan. i just had the worst experience ever with a salon. i first tried radical tan in March 2006 and thought that the owners (seemingly a very nice couple) were very friendly so I bought a spray tan package. First, the spray tan didn't last for even three days. and then i moved out of san francisco so wasn't able to go back to the salon. i returned back to san francisco for a few days and thought i'd finish my package. i called and found out my account was frozen because of inactivity. supposedly the package i bought was only valid for one year. NOBODY told me this when i prepaid for 3 tans. the lady that helped me told me that i would need to talk to the owner about this but he wasn't available. The owner never called me back so i called him. and i've never been treated so rudely before. he offered to extend the expiration date on one tan for a year, but i still had two tans remaining. he hung up on me once. i called back and he threatened to hang up on me again. he then told me he'd give me my two tans and they would expire in 3 months, but i had to give him a credit card number so if i didn't show up for the appointment that i made, i would have to pay for the tan (which i had already paid for last year!). all in all, the tan wasn't that great but i thought their friendliness made up for it - however, given my experience just now, i'd highly recommend you NOT to go to radical tan. they aren't very ethical owners and you're much better off going to other tanning salons. i have also tried brown sugar and loved it - their tan turned a much better color and was less expensive and lasted longer.

over a year ago

This is Bernard, The Owner. I am sorry for the misunderstanding. I tried to explain to you that the main technician (Teresa,my wife) she was having a baby, however it seems that you didn't care and continue arguing about a package that expired 4 months ago, I offered you one session for another full year. The expiration of your package is mentioned on your receipt. I do exceptions all the time with my clients and always get to an agreement. But by the way you established the conversation we were never going to have a friendly agreement. And I have to "Go", my wife is having a baby so I hung up. And you called again, and I told you: "Ok you have your 2 full sessions back for a full year". And you were still arguing, I told you once again: "I'm sorry but I have to go, my wife is having a baby".

I apologize for any inconvenience, I know I may have sounded rude but I was in a Big hurry!.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great customer service and comfortable & clean environment – This place is the best- I do the airbrush tanning and it looks completely natural, not orange at all and the application is flawless. I've done the booth spray on tans and I come out looking like I have a skin disease, but with the airbrush tanning it is applied by a person and you get perfect coverage. They are very professional, clean, and respectful. I even requested a special appointment time before my wedding and they completely accomadated my request. This place is great, and I can't wait to come back!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Friendly staff & great service! – First timer today at Radical Tan. Came here to give it a try based on the reviews from city search. Staff was knowledgeable and very courteous. Love the environment, clean & well lite. This place is affordable with lots of tanning options. Beds are top quality which I really liked. I am so happy they are close to me since I work in the neighborhood and I can get there by muni easily - TT

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

HEY THIS IS NATHAN I DROPPED BY RADICAL TANNING SALON TWICE ALREADY AND THE COUPLE RUNNING THE BUSINESS ARE GREAT THEY ARE SO NICE AND COURTEOUS...BE SURE TO DROP BY.THE PLACE HAS A VERY NICE ATMOSPHERE AND VERY CLEAN ,IM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT........

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Service! – Love this place! I always feel welcome and well taken cared of. I work in the neighborhood and always find time to stop by for a quick tan and chit chat. The owners and staff are super friendly and know their stuff. I highly recommend this to any newbies out there. I didn't tan much and now I'm hooked!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Quality Tanning and Super Customer Service – I love radical tan. When I moved here I searched for a few months to find the perfect tanning salon and this is it! The owners are excellent with new customers and make returning customers feel at home. They are very sweet and always willing to help you to make your tanning experience the best that it can be. If you tan a lot I would recommend getting the ulimited packages because you will get the best value there. The salon does have good lotions too, and they help get your tan even darker (which I love). The salon is also very clean and tha tis important to me...I hate going into places that look not well kept. If you are in the need of a tan then this is a good place to go!

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