Though we’d all like to get that natural glow from sitting out in the sun all day, not all of us have extra hours in the day to do so. We'd also like to get the bronze look without looking like Tan Mom. We've all experienced a bad tan or two. So what do you do when you want the glow without the sun damage or to look like an old leather knapsack? We’ve heard about the tremendous amount of damage that tanning beds can cause, so let’s skip those for now. Instead, check out this list of some of NYC’s best spray tanning spots so you can get that awesome summer glow in a snap!
Sundara is a popular choice because of their custom color. In order to ensure that each client gets the best possible results, technicians carefully evaluate customer skin types to figure out what color will best suit them. They then customize a sunless tan to fit each and every individual’s skin type and preference so it will compliment their natural coloring.
Located at 425 W. 46th Street (see map)
Though they have 2 locations, the Chelsea location is where the UV-free airbrush tan is! The environment is clean and modern and they even have a DJ mixed soundtrack as background music for your enjoyment! To make things easier, they also have an automatic kiosk check-in system to avoid waiting in line. Reviewers have said tans last about a week or a little more than that and you will be satisfied with the results!
Located at 53 W. 21st Street, 2nd FL (see map)
Where some spray tans will leave you with a lingering scent, Sally Blenkey-Tchassova, owner and founder of BBGB, has mastered the scentless airbrush-tan formula to leave you with a glowing tan and without that funky smell. The best part about the spray tan at the Brazil Bronze Glow Bar is the quick process. It takes about 10 minutes to spray, and 5 minutes to dry afterwards.
Located at 580 Broadway Suite 501 (see map)
If you want the bronze, but need to save some cash, City Sun’s CalTan AutoBronzer is definitely the way to go. The automated, stand-up booth has had some of the best reviews where clients have said that though the riskiness of automated spray tans can leave unsatisfying results; they were pleased with the even color and the long-lasting spray tan (up to a week).
Located at 50 E. 13th St (see map)
Brownberry is an intimate setting to get your perfect spray tan as it is within the home of Meredith Fish, owner and creator. The clear, odorless formula that Fish created is made up of aloe, and the active bronzing ingredient DHA. The combination of these two ingredients results in a fantastic tan without the mess that spray tans can leave behind. After consulting with Fish about the desired results, she customizes the tan to meet her clients’ needs. Costs vary and appointments must be made in advance.
To schedule an appointment e-mail Meredith@Brownberrynyc.com or call 917-612-5814.
Located at 195 Spring Street (see map)