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Portofino Sun Ctr Corp - 32 Reviews - 462 West Broadway, New York, NY - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (212) 473-7043

Portofino Sun Ctr Corp

462 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 473-7043
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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 ab...


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Recommend for vacation-prep tanning 11/3/2009

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. Pros: patient, informed staff, gradual tanning with no burning more

teeth whitening new plus 8/18/2009

I frequent this tanning place for a quick tan every now and then. Last week I read they had a teeth whitening summer special deal thing, so I decided to try it out. My expectations were admittedly pretty low, but I was surprised by the results. My teeth didn't hurt like other teeth whitening attempts before AND i walked out about 5 shades lighter. I opted to go the full 60 minutes. The only downside--I must have looked like an idiot. I know I was drooling. As long as nobody saw me--I's give it the two thumbs up. Pros: cheap good teeth whitening Cons: drooling fool more

faux tanning rocks my socks 7/21/2009

My agent initially turned me on to these airbrushes. I needed immediate tan skin for a shoot and he set me up here. I have been coming regularly ever since. I strip down, throw on their disposable underwear and Jessica or Sylvia (i'm a fan of both) spray me with their gun of a thousand suns. seriously-i am a tan goddess when i prance outta there 20 mins later. The only thing that sux is you can only make appts when the technician is in (nothing super early or late) and then have to wait to shower afterward. It's worth it though-I am hooked and a big advocate. Pros: airbrushing, great location, cool peeps Cons: gotta make appts for the spray more

amazing tanning lotions! 6/27/2009

I have never seen so many gorgeous bottles of tanning lotion at one place. i know i know--""gorgeous tanning lotion"" sounds ridiculous, but believe me--it is pretty impressive. My friend tans at Portofino all the time and suggested that I get a few bottles of their accelerators to take back to Miami with me. I am seriously obsessed. i go back and forth between Austrailian Gold CRYSTALS and Cal Tan's Cypher. I basically went in, asked the girl for the best lotion to get me the tannest. She asked questions about my skin, my intended beach use and paired me up with some great stuff. I'll be honest, I haven't used their beds, just came in for the lotions, but the girl at the desk seemed to really know her stuff. I would recommend their tanning lotions to anyone that is dedicated to being tan like me! Pros: great selection of lotions, knowledgable staff Cons: haven't tried the beds, just stop by for lotions more

spray tanning is best 6/13/2009

I don't tan. I just cannot do the real sun with my skin, so I get the fake stuff by way of airbrush. I would recommend Portofino to anyone. With the package I end up paying less than $40 for a custom, hand-sprayed airbush. I hate the 6 hour waiting period after the spray, but that is the way of the fake tan. Portofino's spray tanning room is clean, the girl who spray tans me is gorgeous and chill and the best part--I look like I have been at the beach when i've really been stuck in my office. the only downside--they don't do at home spray tans...wouldn't THAT be convenient?! Pros: cheap spray tanning packages Cons: no home calls more

Great Student Deals 5/29/2009

i tried this place after a friend recommended it. I can't afford paying $35 each time I tan so I asked the girl at the desk for a suggestion. i said, ""I am poor, i'm a student, and I love you guys- any help getting a special?"" She hooked me up with 10 sessions for under $80. (of course then I made up for the $$ saved on tans to buy the BEST bottle of lotion ;o) ANYWAY, the people are fun, the beds are strong and clean and I best part-I am tan without weekending in the Hamptons. Pros: cheap student packs Cons: student packs are only good for like 2 months more

New Bed is unreal!!! 5/24/2009

Portofino in Soho is just the best place to tan in NYC. I'm from LA, our tanning is great, but Portofino Sun Center in Soho might just be better. They got this new Matrix machine that left me sooo dark and didn't even get hot or uncomfortable. I love this place!!!! Pros: Always have new stuff to try more

teeth whitening and tanning combo 5/16/2009

I fake and bake every now and then and Portofino is my place. I've been coming here for years and the gals know my name and always have my tanning lotion ready to go. I've been using the 30 minute beach bed and it seems to be the trick for a good deep natural looking tan. Being the queen that I am, I HAD to try their teeth whitening while I was there. To be honest, I was skeptical. $150 seems a little too cheap for it to work. Not true. I now have pearly white whites and a dark tan. I'll stay loyal to this tanning salon as long as I live (in NYC). ;-) Pros: location, effective Cons: narcissism reigns more

Helpful staff! 5/10/2009

When I work all week long, planning marketing strategies for my company, the last thing I want to do is be responsible for planning a strategy for my leisure time. I do not, do NOT, want to have to use a lot of brainpower planning my TANNING :) Thankfully, the staff at portofino does that for me. Thanks guys! I'm very tan, thanks to you! Pros: They will help you get tan more

Jessica and Sylvia-the technicians 5/8/2009

I have been going to Jessica and Silvia for forever. they are my favorite spray tanners in the city. Both are sweethearts, very professional and most importantly-know how to give a great faux tan. I buy a pack of 5 or 10 sprays and treat myself every now and then. Sometimes I am in the mood to look darker and sometimes I just want a little glow. I just tell them how dark I want to be and they accomodate. I have a feeling I will be there all the time this summer for all of the weddings I have. I mean, if I had the money and time I would do it every week. Love it! Just be ready to not shower for a while after they do it. Pros: Spray tanning / Airbrush Cons: 6 hours of no showering more

Quality Tanning Salon 5/3/2009

Portofino Sun Center is a special, high-quality place that I fully endorse. I have yet to find another tanning center that is as professional and organized - and clean. I appreciate the care they put into what they do. Pros: High quality Cons: Nope more

Great place to Tan 5/3/2009

I really appreciate a place that has new equiptment. Tanning is one of those things - you wanted to be on the newest, safest machine possible. Not something outdated and.... risky. Portofino Sun Tanning Salon has really knowledgeable staff members and great machines to use to tan. Hats off to one company that gives you what you pay for. Pros: New Machines more

Great location 4/23/2009

This place is hip! A hip place to tan and tan and TAN! I would literally go here daily if I didn't get so dark so fast! I love talking to the people that work there and getting their take on the coolest new tanning trends. They have beds, a spray booth, and personal airbrush tanning (which is what I prefer when I have time!) Cool, place - SOOO Soho. Pros: Soho Hot Spot, tanning is good, bathroom has facewash Cons: Sometimes its crowded more

Soho tanning at it's best 4/22/2009

My doctor actually told me to go tanning. Not a joke. Because I don't ever see the sun here in the city, it turns out that I have a Vitamin D deficiency. Hence-PORTOFINO! The staff there is so helpful. The girl picked out a lotion for my sensitive skin and recommended the best tanning machine for me. I felt a little weird the first time tanning, but now I've visited a couple of times and it is a nice break in my busy work schedule. Pros: smart staff, high end tanning beds Cons: no swimwear for sale more

gorgeous people! 4/17/2009

i don't know if they pay gorgeous models to walk around here, but every time I have tanned at this Portofino, I am amazed by the stunning people! wow! Yeah the tanning has always been the very best in the city, but I cannot get over the eye-candy here. (thank god these things are anonymous). I will be a portofino tanner as long as i live near the city if only I can see a Victoriaasecret model next to me waiting to tan every now and then. Pros: beautiful clientel, great tanning Cons: they only have one of my bed more

GREAT TAN - nice place, too 4/16/2009

Great tanning place! I went to Portofino in Soho and will probably never go anywhere else. They really seem to get it there - how to make you tan and not red, and how to work out packages that fit your needs. They gave me a little package of 5 tans - 3 for before my vacation and 2 to use after (to maintain my vaca tan). It was perfect and I'll definitely go back. Pros: Massage chair, free candy, water, cool set up more

Good staff! 4/12/2009

Its not the tanning that keeps me at Portofino it is their awesome staff. I go there, and they literally are like tanning coaches, telling me what to do. And they are ALWAYS right!!!! Jamie is there mostly, and she's funny and fun and gets me exactly what I want. If its lotion, or the actual bed I'm using, she has never burnt me and always helps me to feel relaxed and taken care of. Pros: The people there rock Cons: Tanning is typical more

Portofino is a good tanning salon 4/5/2009

this place knows what its doing. or should i compliment the staff/owner. they certainly know what they are doing. and what they are doing, you might ask, is providing great service and really reallly good tanning. the machines are better than beach bums, and there are definitely more to choose from. if you are gonna pick a place to tan indoors, pick portofino because they are a cut above, i think. Pros: best tanning in nyc Cons: busy more

Awesome Soho Tanning 3/25/2009

I like Portofino better than other places I've been. 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. 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. Pros: Tan Cons: Won't be white more


This place has the best equiptment. I went to their website and saw a ton of crazy looking tanning beds. Well.... they are even CRAZIER looking in person. They are new and fancy and get you so dark. So much quicker than the old beds. These also just have the light that bronzes you, doesn't make you red. I love the tan I got. I'm so happy with it! Cool place with a cool reputation that is well-deserved. Pros: New fancy machines Cons: No cons! more
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  • This sunshine-yellow salon's tanning beds, headlights, and airbrushing booths will keep you basking year-round in summer's glow.

  • 10/5/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, SoHo