Tanning >Portofino Sun Tanning Center
1300 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.771612 -73.959396
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown
Stress Free Tanning – This place is discreet and classy. I just go in, tan for ten minutes, get my vitamin D, and leave. No one hassels me, no one embarrasses me. I don't want to have to talk about it ya know, I just wanna go in and go out. Portofino keeps it simple and I appreciate that.
Teeth are brighter and WHITER – I moved to this store from my closed one further downtown. I was cranky about it at first, but honestly--i will now trek all over this city for PORTOFINO. seriously. they keep upgrading and making the salon better and better. I just tried their new teeth whitening last week and my boyfriend loves the combo of my white teeth and golden tan. i do too! I've done other strips and gels before and so far this is my fav. The tanning has always rocked and now i have two reasons to head in there.
TAN!!! – I'm Irish. Nuff said. I have tons of trouble getting color, and whenever i do, that color is ...... <drumroll please>.... RED! Well, not at Portofino! I got BRONZED and GOLDEN and I would even go so far as to say...... TAN! Thanks to these guys, I feel a little more confident going to this wedding I have to go to next week where I have to wear a pale pink dress. Now I won't look paler than the dress! What a good tanning place - one who actually realizes that all skin isn't made equal. Some of us need a little more.... finesse :)
Awe-some tanning! – I love tanning here, especially when I have to get ready for an event. I had a huge easter party to go to last night (and also something this morning). My tan at Portofino got me there and looking good. I like their options - many machines to choose from, each one recommended for a certain type of "tanner".
Awesome Airbrush – I got a spray tan (or "Airbrush" as this fancy place calls it) and am glowing like a sun bathed goddess :) No, seriously though, this girl Stella was my airbrush tanner (is that what you the person who does it to you???) and she was great. Explained everything and really made the experience easy. The best surprise came when I paid! It was only $65!!! I actually was surprised. Their regular tanning is $35 so this seemed like an amazing deal to me.
Perfect place for pre-vacation – thank you portofino. truly thank you! I just came back from vacation with my family and was able to enjoy the whole week running around outside and playing on the beach without burning. Tessa, you were right, your SPF lotion (california tanner?) was perfect. I used it on my own skin and slathered my kids with it each morning. My package is up, but I am thinking about coming every now and then just to keep up my tan (and pretend I am still on vacation). I have recommended this salon to my friends and I had to share my experience online. TWO THUMBS UP!!
UV-Free Tanning is Rockin – I cannot handle this weather!!!! I am sick of looking like a ghost and waiting for the sunshine. I went to Porto fino and they rocked my socks off... or at least brought me back to life for a week. I had never done this before so i was the annoying girl with a million questions, but the spray tan girl was patient and sweet and talked me through everything. If this gross weather keeps up I might start the tanning beds, but for now, the UV free is amazing. The free candy is a nice touch too.
Best Tanning Around – This place really is a popular, effective way to tan. You can be in and out within 20 minutes if you make an appointment. Call ahead. Since they honor appointments, you may as well make one to save yourself the time. Its sometimes crowded, but only because the results are so good. Everyone comes out looking dark and healthy. I like the couch in the waiting room and the staff seems to know what they are talking about. Good tanning salon on the Upper East Side.
Tanning and Service is GREAT – My wife has been a client at Portofino for years, and after burning like a lobster on my last vacation she convinced me to go a few times to prep my skin. I don't know anything about tanning, but the staff always suggests the best lotion and bed for my fair, easy-to-burn skin. Not only are they so knowledgeable about tanning, but they are genuinely friendly. Once again, my wife was right--Portofino gets my highest recommendation.
HOTTIES IN THE SALON!!! – I swear, I thought Equinox had the hotties on the Upper East Side. NOPE! Its this upscale Tanning Salon! Holy mama there were some good looking dark people walking in and out of this place! ALSO good, you don't have to be a rich person to tan like one! They have deals for those of us who walk to the tanning salon - not just the peeps hoppin out of their towncars! I got 10 tans for $99. That is pretty much as cheap as you can get it in NYC. I also left with a nice tan.
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