Tanning >Portofino Sun Tanning Center
1300 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.771612 -73.959396
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
great airbrush service – I went to Portofino to get an airbrush, as they call it, for my wedding. I was a little neurotic about the results. I could NOT be orange or fake looking for my wedding. I came in about a month before the big day just to try it out. I loved it and my pale skin looked gorgeous and tan (and without any real SUN!) I had Stella spray me both times and she was great. She was sweet, professional and very thorough. I am definitely thinking about extending this treat to more than just my wedding day. Thank you Stella and Portofino for helping me feel beautiful for one of the most important events of my life! :o)
best salon on the east side – This place is nuts! And i kinda LOVE that it is. I honestly wouldn't want to tan where it was quiet and empty...so I tan with all the other upper east siders at Portofino. I use the S-class-always. I call ahead and make an appt for fear that if I just show up, I will be stuck reading their magazines and eating little candies forever. The guy that usually works at the desk is fun, sweet and knows his stuff. TWO THUMBS UP TO THIS ROCKIN PLACE
Recommended tanning salon in the E. 70s – I have been prepping my skin for summer at Portofino for about 3 years now. Here is what I love:
-They have packages for all budgets. (some of us don't have the standard upper east side bottomless wallets)
-You still get to people watch the clientele with the upper east side bottomless wallet
-The tanning beds are effective.
-The lotions smell like heaven.
-The store is clean and the employees chill.
-waiting forever for my machine when I forget to make an appt.
-they aren't open past 10pm.
Memorial Day Tan – I went here on Friday and then again this morning, and I had to give SOEMTHING back so here it is!!! In a review! Portofino Sun Center for reals rocks. I am so tan!!! I have a really important picnic tomorrow where I plan to ask out my coworker. I just wanted some color to give me some confidence! Portofino gave it to me in just two tans and I love them for it!!!
Great Tanning Beds and Service – I have started a routine on Saturday mornings to do a little tanning session on the way home from the gym. It is like my day of pampering and I just love it. I am a little nervous about tanning my face, so I use a machine that the face bulbs can be turned off. There is always a clean towel, goggles and candy, plus the manager knows my name and always has my tanning lotion ready to go. I feel like good customer service is hard to find in this city, and I just love going to a place that seems to value it's customers. I always make an appointment so I don't have to wait and they honor it every time. Also, my tanning results are great, natural, and I don't burn. (I always tan in the 360 bed)
Whiter Teeth - with a tan! – I went to get my tan last week and saw that Portofino Sun Center now offers teeth whitening as well. At first, I was a little hesitant, but the girl behind the counter showed me her teeth - and they were gleaming white. She explained how the process worked and I decided what the heck. I tried it. It was cheap and easy. And my boyfriend loves my new smile :)
spray tanning is cheap and brills – I shave. I exfoliate. I throw on baggy clothes. I show up at Portofino for my scheduled appt. I walk out 20 mins later looking like I was on a week long Caribbean vacay. Seriously-it is that easy. With my pack of 10 sprays it is like $40 each time which is def the cheapest I've seen and I ALWAYS get compliments on my "tan".
FAST, EASY, EFFECTICE – LOVE this PLACE!!!! THEY DO WHAT NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO DO - THEY MAKE TANNING QUICK, EASY, ANNONYMOUS. I ALWAYS GET RESULTS AND NEVER GET A HASSEL. THE GUY AT THE DESK KNOWS WHATS UP! I AM A BROWN MAMA NOW!
favorite tanning salon in NYC – Portofino is my favorite tanning salon in all of New York City. I float around to the different salons around the city, but because I live on the upper east side this one is my home base. I grew up in California and need sun in my life. Portofino saves me from looking like a pale ghost and keeps me happy when I have to be stuck inside at work all day. They provide eye protection in each room, there is always water and candies, and the prices are much cheaper than LA. My friends and I are hooked.
love the tanning – I am not used to this high-tech tanning equipment, but I must say-i LOVE IT! It is clean, quick and powerful. It is also a people watching hot spot. I've spotted a couple of celebs the past few visits and if not famous, still fab. The employees are trendy and fun and it's all around a highlight of my week. Thnx Portafino.
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