I came in, ready to tan and i was greeted at the counter by the store manager. He continued to act inappropriately towards me, and act all cocky when all I wanted was just to get my tan. He was extremely unprofessional and the store was gross. I will NEVER go back.. and I swear i saw a waterbug in my room.
Pros: good machines.
Cons: inappropriate manager
I have been airbrushed by so many of these technicians, including Dante, and no one comes close to Melissa. She is adorable, helpful, knowledgable, and gives a flawless airbrush...everytime!! she works on 14th and 23rd and i believe 86th, I wouldnt recomend anyone else
Pros: MELISSA, and she is flexible will come in early or stay late for a desparrate tanner
Cons: many times the other staff seem preocuppied with tv or their cell phones
Tanning at this salon on 23rd St is quite an experience. What separates this store from the others, as I've been to the other Manhattan locations, is the staff. The manager at this location is a guy who goes by James, although I hear his employees sometimes calling him Tony so I'm not sure, but anyway he always takes care of me. From lotion recommendations to great machines and airbrush tanning to stories of how the tanning industry used to be twenty years ago it's always an experience at 23rd St. But don't take my word for it... Head over to 23rd & Lex... Ask for James
Pros: Manager has 20+ years experience, staff members trained well
Cons: Not open 24 hours
I haven't been in NY that long and a friend recommended that I try airbrush tanning at the Beach Bum on 23rd street. I would definitely recommend Elise if you are looking for a good airbrush artist. She did an outstanding job and was very professional. I was surprised at how good my tan looked (very natural and no ORANGE!!). I will recommend her to other people. I thought the salon was very clean and the prices were reasonable. They will try to suggest you buy "packages" of tanning. If you tan alot it's probably a good idea, but I would give it a try once or twice before you commit to anything.
Pros: Professional Service
Cons: A little pricey (it's NY!!!) but good results.
I've been tanning for a while and I've never tried the tanning lotions. I talked to one of the people at the counter and they explained to me how I can maintain my for longer, which meant fewer visits, which save me money. It's been working well. I really like the Califiornia Tanning cream.
I am incredibly surprised at the two reviews below mine. I am 27 and have been tanning since I was 16 (so a little over ten years) and I have never been more impressed with a tanning salon. I think the beds are wonderful and the staff even better. Its funny that the review below mine mentioned a girl with a bar in her ear because unless theres more than one, thats the girl who helped me tonight. It was my first time there and as soon as I got to the top of the stairs I was given the most welcoming greeting. She very clearly broke down all the levels and packages and offerred me an incredible deal which I took advantage of. She also explained to me why I should use a tanning lotion and it made perfect sense. I tried a packet she reccomended and got twice as good of a tan as I have ever gotten in any other bed or with any other lotion. She was the friendliest most helpful salesperson I've ever been approached by in a tanning salon and I was shocked at the amount of color I got after one session. Overall my experiance was amazing...I won't ever tan at any other salon and plan on renewing my package with nobody but her.
Pros: clean, super friendlly helpful staff, excellent beds and lotions
Cons: none at all
Like the person before me mentioned, there is atleast one super pushy and rude chick who works there. I go there often and always liked my experience until this chick with a bar in her ear started working there. She is OBSESSED with trying to sell people lotion. I understand its a part of her job but she should lay off when a person says "No thanks, no lotion for me" instead of giving a lecture on lotion with BS information. I'm making it sound like I don't like this place but overall the service is very good, the rest of the staff is very nice, there usually is not a wait (atleast at the hours I go), and the prices are good.
Pros: good specials on packages
Cons: chick with bar in her ear
I was disappointed. I have been to two different beach bum locations, I have had no problems and decided to try this one this one on 23rd street this time because I saw it was new. I thought new beds, new bulbs, what could be better? The customer service was horrible, she ignored me at first and when i tried to give her my name she looked at me as if she was annoyed, she was also extremely pushy for me to buy more tans. Not to mention I saw marks on the top part of the bed! Overall it was a horrible experience, and I am extremely disappointed with this Beach Bum at a so called "just opened" location.
Cons: Pushy sales people, dirty
Claire, the air brush artist, did a great job with the air brush tanning. I went in last week and was thrilled with the results. I went in yesterday and got my face and arms touched up and I could not have been happier. definitely recommended.
I am really recommending this salon to anyone looking for a tanning salon to tan in. The tanning beds are top of the line, the place is immaculate and the staff is top notch. I am used to small hole in the wall tanning salons back home in Indiana. I did not expect such a nice, large beautiful tanning salon in Manhattan.
This salon stays open until midnight every night of the week. It is great for me as my shift ends at 11:00. A couple nights ago I called and was running late. Alicia was sweet enough to stay open until 12:30 so I could tan. She also told me I could go to the Beach Bum tanning at 86th street because they are open 24 hours. 24 hour tanning!!! Only in New York.
Pros: late night tanning
I tanned at 3 Beach Bum Tanning salons in Manhattan and all of them have been consistently well run. The staff is well trained and helpful the beds are always clean and the bulbs always seem new. I am very impressed with whoever is running this chain.
Pros: consistently high standards for a tanning salon
was thoroughly impressed with how I was helped at this tanning salon. Jennifer helped me select my package with no sales pressure. she recommended my tanning package and tanning lotion and I could not be happier with my tanning results. I used the p90 last night and my tan was even and just got better as the night went on.
Pros: staff is very helpful and care about my tan
I just got air brush tanned and I was very impressed. I came in with a one week free coupon and tried some of their beds. I love the I-bed for traditional tanning. Alicia told me to try air brush tanning and I thought I would get orange. I did not! The tan is great. I still like traditional tanning better but this is a great tanning alternative
Pros: air brush tanning here is recommended
This has been my best experience with air brush tanning. The tan artist was the very patient and took her time to make sure the application was perfect. I was nervous because I was going on a date that night and I wanted a great tan. She was brilliant. Thanks Beach Bum Tanning
Pros: patient caring well trained staff at this tanning salon
I have tried every bed in here: the p90, the sunboard, the I-bed. Everyone of them has exceeded my expectations. I have never tried such great beds. It is nice to be able to try different beds every time. Margaret, the salesperson, told me that it is best to try the different beds. I used to only use the p90 but now that i have tried them all, my color is a lot more balanced.
Pros: loved the tanning bed selection
I think this has to be the best tanning salon in the city. I have tanned at several salons before and this relly changes my perception of a tanning salon. the tanning beds were spotless and the bathrooms (i need a clean bathroom) sparkled. I am a student at NYU and they worked with me on price.
Pros: clean and priced right for a college student
from the minute I walked into this tanning salon I knew it was different. The look is pretty, the tanning beds are spectacular and the tanning lotion selection is well done. They did not have the tanning lotion I am used to using in New Jersey (HOT tanning lotion by Austrailian Gold) and they special ordered it for me the next day. Now that is service.
Pros: accomodating and concerned about my tanning needs
I tan at the Beach Bum Tanning in East Meadow. LI when I am at school (Hofstra). They told me my tanning package could transfer to any store when I am home for the summer in Manhat tan. I was concerned about another tanning salon being as good as the Beach Bum Tanning in East Meadow. I was pleasantly surprised. The level of service was outstanding. The sales people were very helpful. I had told them I tanned at another Beach Bum Tanning. They still insisted on giving me a tour and making me feel at home. I will never tan anywhere else. Beach Bum Tanning is as great in Manhattan as in Long Island.
Pros: consistent high quality service and cleanliness
Caroline really helped me get the best tan possible. They showed me how to use the bed and told me to try using the Sunless tanning booth in conjunction with the regular tanning beds. That gave me the best tan I have ever had. Thanks girls!
Pros: helpful staff and great equipment
tanning. tanning. tanning. This is the best salon if you want a great tan. I came to tan at this tanning salon and got tanned on the sunless tanning machine by California Tanning. I then used the air brush tanner and got the tanning results I was looking for. Tanning tanning tanning
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tanning here has been wondergul. I have been tanning for over 10 years and hae found this tanning salon to be the best in Manhattan.
Pros: cozy tanning with quality tanning beds
great beds and great sales people.i love the i-bed. i've been to alot of tanning salons this is by far the best.the pricing is great for the city.
Pros: nice sales people
Great tan at a great price. The tanning beds are great and my friends and I were extremely happy with our experience. I am getting married in two weeks and they worked out a special for my entire wedding party.
Pros: Will work with you on price especially if you sign up as a group
Now all i Need is a nail salon open until midnight its so convenient! I absoutely love this place. Great vibe young good looking upbeat staff makes me feel young again the reason i go tanning in the first place to be honest! I never want to leave. Right near the train never a wait. Experienced staff mkes the initial start so simple and I got dark after two times I actually have a 30 day membership it was really cheap they gave me like 80.00 off since it was my first time. beds are really clean and strong with brand new place its ideal for comfort. Really nice couches and magazines make it like a cute little lounge I relly enjoy myself there its my half hour everyday of me time!
I've used every sunless treatment imaginable you name it i've tried it! L'oreal sublime bronze, Estee lauder, Clarins, Jergins, Airbrush, lotions, sprays the whole nine. I have never seen the natural streak free results like i did at this salon. I think the name is the Cal Tan. Its an open booth that sprays you with a positive negative charge leaving you with no layering. when you glob on or layer sunless it causes darker spots or streaks!!!leaving it almost impossible to do yourself at home. This one was amazing. I did it thurs and sat I still had amazing color that looked like a real suntan. I already told everyone in my circle of friends spread the word a great tan, quick an uv free-
Im sure everyone will agree its hard to find an enticing experience in Manhattan for an affordable price. Im from Conetticut and tanning is way cheaper out ther. Let's face it everything is! Anyhow, this salon shocked me with there week free tanning. I paid 36.00 for the strongest machine and got 7 days free in the same machine! no gimmick and I saw results after one tan. highly recommend it for any and all occasions!
I've been tanning now for about 15 years and trust me when I say I have not seen better. From there bed selection to being open 24\7, how can you beat that? The other good thing is they offer this new sunless tan spray booth that has NO after sent, you have to give it a try. Def a must see for all you tanners.
Pros: Everything about it
I just bought a package from Beach Bum, and already I have the best color! They truly have the best selection of beds, for the best prices in the city. I had called to find out prices, and they actually gave me a choice of 1 week tanning for 17$ dollars, or a full month for $29.95! After the beds gave me a terrific color in such a short time, I bought a package in a "high pressure bed". I spend very little time in this type of bed, and it gives me the best color i've ever had. The staff is extremely well trained, and answered every question I had about tanning (and I had alot of questions!). The salon itself is very well located, and is as clean as clean can get. I highly recommend this salon!
Pros: Best Tanning, Best Prices
Cons: It can get Really busy on Sundays..
always a great experience. im actually going out of my way to write a comment for this salon because they are in my neighborhood (i work across street at AP) and they always offer great service. its clean, sydney always remembers my name (if your a regular you know sydney) and they go out of their way to make your time there a good one. on a really hot day i can remember them sending the assistant to get a bottle of water for me while i was waiting. they are very knowledgable of the area and can and will help with anything you ask. i always kid zack that he knows everything (if your a regular you know zack) bars clubs etc.... thanks guys see ya soon
Pros: nice tan nice staff
I didn't know what to expect, and walking into a tanning salon, employees can be intimidating as well as unknowledabe and pushy. Surprise Surpise, I was greeted as soon as I walked in with the friendliest staff as I have ever seen working in the salon industry. Employees made me feel at ease as they got to know me on a one-on-one basis which made me feel even more comfortable, they accompanied my needs and budget knowing that i was getting married in june so every penny does count. Recommended products worked fantastic and I saw the results as soon as I walked out of the salon. The salon was outstandingly clean (working in the salon industry i automatically look for cleanliness). My whole bridal party of 7 also tans at this salon from my recomendation and they were also impressed overall. Great prices, Great products and most importantly welcoming staff as well as perfect cleanliness! I absolutely recommend this salon to all tanners.
The beds are brand new, very clean, the staff is friendly, i didn't have to wait, very convienent, clean friendly comfortable
Pros: thumbs up
Beach Bum @ 23rd street is the best ! the employees are all really helpful and knew what the lotions were all about. they showed me all the different beds. i highly recommend the diamond level. it gave me a nice island looking tan before my trip to hawaii. thanks guys !!!!
Out of all three Beach Bum locations I have been to, this one at 23rd Street was the best! The staff was 110% friendly, and helpful! The salon was also VERY clean, and the atmosphere was just great! I absolutely recommend this location!