Mimi's Tanning Shak

★★★★☆
  • 7633 Knightdale Blvd # 109

    Knightdale, NC 27545

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  • 919-266-6424

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Sun 1pm-4pm, Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm

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I love Mimi's! I have tanned at several different places in the past but this has been my home for 10 years. You will never find a better place to tan. This business is owned by a very loyal, honest, and respectable family. It is

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I love Mimi's! I have tanned at several different places in the past but this has been my home for 10 years. You will never find a better place to tan. This business is owned by a very loyal, honest, and respectable family. It is

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I've been tanning at Mimi's since they were open only five months...love the family and the staff!! Excellent service!!

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I've been tanning at Mimi's since they were open only five months...love the family and the staff!! Excellent service!!

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I was a customer of Time 2 Tan until they closed last year. I will be honest and tell you I have tried all of the tanning salons close to me. In my opinion they all tan fine, but the atmosphere and personalized service I received from Mimi's was so far above the customer service I received else where. The ladies at Mimi's took the time to ask me questions that I have never been asked from any other tanning salons (in Knightdale and elsewhere). I know I have found my tanning home and just felt like I needed to share my feelings.

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I was a customer of Time 2 Tan until they closed last year. I will be honest and tell you I have tried all of the tanning salons close to me. In my opinion they all tan fine, but the atmosphere and personalized service I received from Mimi's was so far above the customer service I received else where. The ladies at Mimi's took the time to ask me questions that I have never been asked from any other tanning salons (in Knightdale and elsewhere). I know I have found my tanning home and just felt like I needed to share my feelings.

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I was a customer of Time 2 Tan until they closed last year. I will be honest and tell you I have tried all of the tanning salons close to me. In my opinion they all tan fine, but the atmosphere and personalized service I received from Mimi's was so far above the customer service I received else where. The ladies at Mimi's took the time to ask me questions that I have never been asked from any other tanning salons (in Knightdale and elsewhere). I know I have found my tanning home and just felt like I needed to share my feelings.

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I was a customer of Time 2 Tan until they closed last year. I will be honest and tell you I have tried all of the tanning salons close to me. In my opinion they all tan fine, but the atmosphere and personalized service I received from Mimi's was so far above the customer service I received else where. The ladies at Mimi's took the time to ask me questions that I have never been asked from any other tanning salons (in Knightdale and elsewhere). I know I have found my tanning home and just felt like I needed to share my feelings.

Pros: Informative, Friendly and Amazing Results

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I have tanned at several places. But now I have found the best....Why tan at a shak when you can tan at a salon
best place in town
cleanist salon in town
friendliest people in town
best prices by far
TAN U

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I have tanned at several places. But now I have found the best....Why tan at a shak when you can tan at a salon
best place in town
cleanist salon in town
friendliest people in town
best prices by far
TAN U

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I have been tanning for many years, in fact...I cannot remember how just how long. When I first moved to Knightdale, I found out about a place very close to where I live, it was at a ladies fitness center. Once I stopped going there...I tried a new salon in Knightdale that had just opened, only to find out that I was not getting the color I wanted, I could not understand why I was unable to achieve a deep dark tan, I decided to stick it out for a while, not only upset about the bulbs not being changed as they should have, but being subjected to listening to the little teenagers running the place gossiping on the phone, ignoring me as though I was not there, a terrible way to run a business. I finally remembered a woman named Mimi who had come into my place of employment telling me about her tanning salon, this was a few years before trying this awful place, I decided to give it a try....guess what? I hit the jack pot! I have never in my life been so thrilled with a tanning salon, the bulbs are always changed, you can use any bed and come out and see you have tanned, to tell you the truth, I did not think it was possible to sweat in a tanning bed, what's that tell you? The staff is incredible, honest, sincere people who take the time to answer any questions you may have, I honestly look forward to going there not just for tanning, but to see the staff and get my laugh for the day! If I could give Mimi's more than five stars, I would, they deserve it!

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★★★★★

I have been tanning for many years, in fact...I cannot remember how just how long. When I first moved to Knightdale, I found out about a place very close to where I live, it was at a ladies fitness center. Once I stopped going there...I tried a new salon in Knightdale that had just opened, only to find out that I was not getting the color I wanted, I could not understand why I was unable to achieve a deep dark tan, I decided to stick it out for a while, not only upset about the bulbs not being changed as they should have, but being subjected to listening to the little teenagers running the place gossiping on the phone, ignoring me as though I was not there, a terrible way to run a business. I finally remembered a woman named Mimi who had come into my place of employment telling me about her tanning salon, this was a few years before trying this awful place, I decided to give it a try....guess what? I hit the jack pot! I have never in my life been so thrilled with a tanning salon, the bulbs are always changed, you can use any bed and come out and see you have tanned, to tell you the truth, I did not think it was possible to sweat in a tanning bed, what's that tell you? The staff is incredible, honest, sincere people who take the time to answer any questions you may have, I honestly look forward to going there not just for tanning, but to see the staff and get my laugh for the day! If I could give Mimi's more than five stars, I would, they deserve it!

Pros: They treat you as though you are family

Cons: There are no draw backs....None!

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Mimis Tanning Shak is the place to go! I have been tanning at Mimi??s and found it to be the best in the area for comfort and tanning products. They have a large line of tanning products to suit anybody's needs. The beds there are great, but if you are in a hurry, the Turbos will get you in and out in a flash. If you are a beginner or have been tanning for a while, then you must go to Mimi??s for a outstanding tanning experience you will not soon forget!

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★★★★★

Mimis Tanning Shak is the place to go! I have been tanning at Mimi??s and found it to be the best in the area for comfort and tanning products. They have a large line of tanning products to suit anybody's needs. The beds there are great, but if you are in a hurry, the Turbos will get you in and out in a flash. If you are a beginner or have been tanning for a while, then you must go to Mimi??s for a outstanding tanning experience you will not soon forget!

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We give Mimi??s Tanning two thumbs up! The best tanning salon around! My husband and I have been tanning at Mimi??s for several months now and I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I had always been unsuccessful tanning indoors until I found Mimi??s. They worked with me to find the right tanning product and bed to give me the perfect tan I was finally able to tan. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask us "Where did you guys on vacation?" The staff is wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help you. The salon is always spotless and with the hectic schedule that I have, I love that I can just walk in without making an appointment. You've gotta check them out!

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We give Mimi??s Tanning two thumbs up! The best tanning salon around! My husband and I have been tanning at Mimi??s for several months now and I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I had always been unsuccessful tanning indoors until I found Mimi??s. They worked with me to find the right tanning product and bed to give me the perfect tan I was finally able to tan. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask us "Where did you guys on vacation?" The staff is wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to help you. The salon is always spotless and with the hectic schedule that I have, I love that I can just walk in without making an appointment. You've gotta check them out!

Pros: Friendly and knowledgeable!!

Cons: None!

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My husband and I have been tanning at Mimi's for over 2 years. YES, its great to have a choice b/c I wouldn't tan anywhere in Raleigh due to the fact that I have never received the same service I get at Mimi's, anywhere else! They treat you like family, always greet you with a 'hello' and I always get a 'Thank you' when I leave. There is PLENTY of parking, there are a few other businesses beside Mimi's but I have NEVER had an issues with finding a place to park!! Maybe its the whole southern hospitality that I grew up with, but Mimi's has always made me feel at home and welcome. I know they appreciate my business as much as I appreciate being able to tan at a place I trust! They have great prices and 2 new turbo beds that I just love! I feel the person that made the comment below about her child being allowed to tan without an ID, may be a little mislead by their teenager! When my husband and I first went, we both had to show our ID's and we are both in our late 20's! So it was obvious we are of age, and since I have been going, I have never seen a kid walk in and tan without having to fill out the sheet and show ID. Also, the comment from 'Lola B' about the 'weight' of the manager, that was just uncalled for and immature. If you are going to use these websites to post reviews, lets atleast have a little class and keep the slanderous comments to yourself.
Although I have nothing to gain from this post, I just want everyone on these websites to be completely informed, and the only way to do that it to make sure future clients get the 100% truth!!

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My husband and I have been tanning at Mimi's for over 2 years. YES, its great to have a choice b/c I wouldn't tan anywhere in Raleigh due to the fact that I have never received the same service I get at Mimi's, anywhere else! They treat you like family, always greet you with a 'hello' and I always get a 'Thank you' when I leave. There is PLENTY of parking, there are a few other businesses beside Mimi's but I have NEVER had an issues with finding a place to park!! Maybe its the whole southern hospitality that I grew up with, but Mimi's has always made me feel at home and welcome. I know they appreciate my business as much as I appreciate being able to tan at a place I trust! They have great prices and 2 new turbo beds that I just love! I feel the person that made the comment below about her child being allowed to tan without an ID, may be a little mislead by their teenager! When my husband and I first went, we both had to show our ID's and we are both in our late 20's! So it was obvious we are of age, and since I have been going, I have never seen a kid walk in and tan without having to fill out the sheet and show ID. Also, the comment from 'Lola B' about the 'weight' of the manager, that was just uncalled for and immature. If you are going to use these websites to post reviews, lets atleast have a little class and keep the slanderous comments to yourself.
Although I have nothing to gain from this post, I just want everyone on these websites to be completely informed, and the only way to do that it to make sure future clients get the 100% truth!!

Pros: Treat you like family, extremely clean, great atmosphere

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Be 4 Real... No place of business is perfect. I have tried all the salons in Knightdale AND I have read their reviews. Other salons have had bad reviews. It is impossible to please everyone and that is a FACT!!! However, Mimi's is the only tanning salon that was childish enough to respond to a negative review. If you can't take the heat then ya might want to get out of the tanning bed!!!

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Be 4 Real... No place of business is perfect. I have tried all the salons in Knightdale AND I have read their reviews. Other salons have had bad reviews. It is impossible to please everyone and that is a FACT!!! However, Mimi's is the only tanning salon that was childish enough to respond to a negative review. If you can't take the heat then ya might want to get out of the tanning bed!!!

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I am a client of Mimi's and totally understand why they are defending themselves! I come from a family that owned a corporation, and if I knew someone was on the web making ludicrous claims about my family business, you can rest assured I would defend myself and my company! It seems to me as if you didn't read the comment below about the managers 'weight'! That was a low blow on the the person who left that comment. You can speak about the business and share your experience, but when you start making slanderous comments, then you have gone too far!! I think it was very immature and disrespectful of that person! They should have more class if they are going to write a review on the web!
The bottom line is that it's business, and the owner is taking the proper steps she needs to in order to defend herself and her business!
Thanks for trying though!!

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I am a client of Mimi's and totally understand why they are defending themselves! I come from a family that owned a corporation, and if I knew someone was on the web making ludicrous claims about my family business, you can rest assured I would defend myself and my company! It seems to me as if you didn't read the comment below about the managers 'weight'! That was a low blow on the the person who left that comment. You can speak about the business and share your experience, but when you start making slanderous comments, then you have gone too far!! I think it was very immature and disrespectful of that person! They should have more class if they are going to write a review on the web!
The bottom line is that it's business, and the owner is taking the proper steps she needs to in order to defend herself and her business!
Thanks for trying though!!

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I would rather tan at TAN U!!! I am so glad I can 'choose' where I want to tan. I too was not impressed by Mimi's Tanning Shak... PRO CHOICE!!!!

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I would rather tan at TAN U!!! I am so glad I can 'choose' where I want to tan. I too was not impressed by Mimi's Tanning Shak... PRO CHOICE!!!!

Cons: hard to get to... small parking lot ... poor attitude

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Mimi's is definitely the place to go if you want a good tan along with a good time. The owner and staff are great, and make you feel completely welcome! As well as abiding by the rules COMPLETELY, it's also a great tanning experience and atmosphere. The whole salon is very well-kept, and rooms along with beds are always above and beyond the expected. The owner, Paula, is wonderful and will answer any question you can think of about tanning and skin care. If you want a new, fun tanning experience, or just want to try it, come by Mimi's before anywhere else!

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Mimi's is definitely the place to go if you want a good tan along with a good time. The owner and staff are great, and make you feel completely welcome! As well as abiding by the rules COMPLETELY, it's also a great tanning experience and atmosphere. The whole salon is very well-kept, and rooms along with beds are always above and beyond the expected. The owner, Paula, is wonderful and will answer any question you can think of about tanning and skin care. If you want a new, fun tanning experience, or just want to try it, come by Mimi's before anywhere else!

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Since moving here in 2006, I've been a faithful Mimi's customer. They offer fair prices, great service, and fabulous beds! They educate you on tanning and will never let you burn! You work up to your 20 minute session. The staff is knowledgeable and caring. You are treated like family and you KNOW you matter. If you are interested in a lotion, they take the time to tell you the pros and cons of each one based on your individual skin type. You will never be sold something that you cannot use or something that will not produce results. I recommend everyone give Mimi's a try if you have not. The beds are hot, the staff is great, the time is now! See ya there!

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Since moving here in 2006, I've been a faithful Mimi's customer. They offer fair prices, great service, and fabulous beds! They educate you on tanning and will never let you burn! You work up to your 20 minute session. The staff is knowledgeable and caring. You are treated like family and you KNOW you matter. If you are interested in a lotion, they take the time to tell you the pros and cons of each one based on your individual skin type. You will never be sold something that you cannot use or something that will not produce results. I recommend everyone give Mimi's a try if you have not. The beds are hot, the staff is great, the time is now! See ya there!

Pros: EVERYTHING!

Cons: ABSOLUTELY NO CONS!!

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I am the owner of Mimi's Tanning Shak. I am not hiding from the public with an anonymous name like " irateu" has decided to do.
I am not active on City Search so to find that my salon has been slandered by an unknown reviewer is beyond shady it is plain wrong!
I would like to clarify that each and every tanning salon is inspected annually by North Carolina State's Dept of Radiation. Their inspection has 24 different points that they check. Among those 24 items I would like to bring attention the following 3:
7. Consumer Profile Form ? determination of the suitability of prospective consumers for
tanning equipment use and determination of the duration of tanning exposures.
10. Record of client visits ? date, time and exposure time.
18. Evidence that exposure time versus skin type is strictly enforced.

Mimi's has been in business 15 years and we have never been cited for not being compliant on any of these points. We take this very serious! I won't even let my teen room attendants? tan without a signed client form! I signed my own son's form and my ex-sister-in-law signed for her children. So for some unknown reviewer to accuse my place of business of being irresponsible and a community plague is nothing but evil slander!!
We are family owned and operated. I personally work in the salon 6 out of 7 days a week to assure the integrity of Mimi's is upheld each and every day. We are not a "teen hang out" nor are we "gossip central."
In fact I dismissed an employee for creating "drama" because I have a zero tolerance as explained in my employee handbook.
Mimi's clients come to rest and relax and I pledge to make sure everyone that comes into Mimi's can experience just that ....20 minutes of R&R!

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★★★★★

I am the owner of Mimi's Tanning Shak. I am not hiding from the public with an anonymous name like " irateu" has decided to do.
I am not active on City Search so to find that my salon has been slandered by an unknown reviewer is beyond shady it is plain wrong!
I would like to clarify that each and every tanning salon is inspected annually by North Carolina State's Dept of Radiation. Their inspection has 24 different points that they check. Among those 24 items I would like to bring attention the following 3:
7. Consumer Profile Form ? determination of the suitability of prospective consumers for
tanning equipment use and determination of the duration of tanning exposures.
10. Record of client visits ? date, time and exposure time.
18. Evidence that exposure time versus skin type is strictly enforced.

Mimi's has been in business 15 years and we have never been cited for not being compliant on any of these points. We take this very serious! I won't even let my teen room attendants? tan without a signed client form! I signed my own son's form and my ex-sister-in-law signed for her children. So for some unknown reviewer to accuse my place of business of being irresponsible and a community plague is nothing but evil slander!!
We are family owned and operated. I personally work in the salon 6 out of 7 days a week to assure the integrity of Mimi's is upheld each and every day. We are not a "teen hang out" nor are we "gossip central."
In fact I dismissed an employee for creating "drama" because I have a zero tolerance as explained in my employee handbook.
Mimi's clients come to rest and relax and I pledge to make sure everyone that comes into Mimi's can experience just that ....20 minutes of R&R!

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My kid came home one day and had obviously been allowed to tan at a tanning salon, without my consent. After much deliberation, I was told that Mimi's Tanning Shak allowed my kid to tan... no questions asked! I spent hours explaining the dangers of tanning to my kid. Apparently Mimi's is more concerned with making money than preserving heathly skin concerning kids. I was also told that everyone just sits around and talks about other people. Mimi's is like a plaque to our community and to our kids.

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My kid came home one day and had obviously been allowed to tan at a tanning salon, without my consent. After much deliberation, I was told that Mimi's Tanning Shak allowed my kid to tan... no questions asked! I spent hours explaining the dangers of tanning to my kid. Apparently Mimi's is more concerned with making money than preserving heathly skin concerning kids. I was also told that everyone just sits around and talks about other people. Mimi's is like a plaque to our community and to our kids.

Pros: NONE

Cons: No ID checks, No control of loitering

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I have read reviews about this salon and they obviously MUST have been written by the owners themselves. This tanning salon in a whole in the wall with NO convenient parking spots; as it shares a parking lot with SEVERAL other businesses. I went to tan there and was greeted by an extremely overweight women that looked half asleep. While I was preparing to tan I could hear the same lady screaming and yelling on the phone or at another customer. When I finished tanning I noticed that the lady was crying and looked really angry. I returned to tan one other time with a friend and the place was filled with nothing but extremely young teens. No wonder I could not find a place to park. The bed I tanned is was out dated and in poor condition compared to the higher upscale salons. What a HUGE disappointment.

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I have read reviews about this salon and they obviously MUST have been written by the owners themselves. This tanning salon in a whole in the wall with NO convenient parking spots; as it shares a parking lot with SEVERAL other businesses. I went to tan there and was greeted by an extremely overweight women that looked half asleep. While I was preparing to tan I could hear the same lady screaming and yelling on the phone or at another customer. When I finished tanning I noticed that the lady was crying and looked really angry. I returned to tan one other time with a friend and the place was filled with nothing but extremely young teens. No wonder I could not find a place to park. The bed I tanned is was out dated and in poor condition compared to the higher upscale salons. What a HUGE disappointment.

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Unbelievable!! What may of you as a viewer to this site may not realize is that between 1/20 and 1/23 every Mimiβ??s review site had a vicious, flagrantly false and slanderous reviews posted to them. Several of the sites have removed the comments due to the contents; however there are a few that we have to go through the legal department to better handle the comments and the dishonest reviewer(s).
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Mimi's is the best tanning salon in Knightdale or anywhere in Wake County as far as that goes. Best beds, very knowledgable sales staff. customer service above the rest.

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Mimi's is the best tanning salon in Knightdale or anywhere in Wake County as far as that goes. Best beds, very knowledgable sales staff. customer service above the rest.

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You are so sweet Kristy! Thank you so much for the kind words! How is baby Cameron...I guess he isn't a baby anymore is he?!?
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I have been tanning at Mimi's Tanning Shak since I was a teenager and they are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST SALON!! The staff is always friendly and make you feel very welcome like part of the family! They are all very informative on their products and equipment. I had tanned at a few other salons in the area and could never get a good brown tan and then a friend of mine told me about Mimi's so I tried them out and have been going since! I have a beautiful dark brown tan and everyone ask me where do you tan! If you are looking for great customer service, a clean organized salon, and a great tan go to Mimi's you won't be disappointed!

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I have been tanning at Mimi's Tanning Shak since I was a teenager and they are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST SALON!! The staff is always friendly and make you feel very welcome like part of the family! They are all very informative on their products and equipment. I had tanned at a few other salons in the area and could never get a good brown tan and then a friend of mine told me about Mimi's so I tried them out and have been going since! I have a beautiful dark brown tan and everyone ask me where do you tan! If you are looking for great customer service, a clean organized salon, and a great tan go to Mimi's you won't be disappointed!

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The greeting I got when I first walked in was not what I expected! This lady didn't know me and treated me like a long time customer. She explained everything and not only did I tan, I learned about not using lotions with mineral oil in them. I had no idea!!!! No sales pressure to buy tanning lotion like I got in another salon down the street from Mimi's. I will be singing Mimi's praises to everyone I meet!

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The greeting I got when I first walked in was not what I expected! This lady didn't know me and treated me like a long time customer. She explained everything and not only did I tan, I learned about not using lotions with mineral oil in them. I had no idea!!!! No sales pressure to buy tanning lotion like I got in another salon down the street from Mimi's. I will be singing Mimi's praises to everyone I meet!

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Awesome customer service, very knowledeable of products and tanning beds. Keeps stock of
brand new product lines. BEST beds ever. You will definately be making a mistake if you
don't stop by "The Shak" in Knightdale. Great atmosphere.

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Awesome customer service, very knowledeable of products and tanning beds. Keeps stock of
brand new product lines. BEST beds ever. You will definately be making a mistake if you
don't stop by "The Shak" in Knightdale. Great atmosphere.

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Mimi's is the greatest place to tan. I have tanned at alot of differnt places and Mimis is by far the best.

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Mimi's is the greatest place to tan. I have tanned at alot of differnt places and Mimis is by far the best.

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This is the best get away without actually leaving town! I have gone to tan and got caught up in the conversation and been there for a lot longer! Mimi and Paul are like family to everyone that come in.

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★★★★★

This is the best get away without actually leaving town! I have gone to tan and got caught up in the conversation and been there for a lot longer! Mimi and Paul are like family to everyone that come in.

Pros: No appointments, Get In/Get Out

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