Get a perfect luminous sun-kissed glow—without the sun—just in time for pool season. Airbrush tanning is a safe alternative to harsh ultraviolet lights or natural rays from sun exposure. Get a lasting glamorous tan in 30 minutes or less at one of these Valley favorites.
SUNGUN Airbrush Tanning
As a continuous Best of Our Valley winner, it’s no wonder that SUNGUN Airbrush Tanning is a Valley must-go for faux sun worshippers seeking a yearlong glow without the harmless affects of the sun. The go-to tanning salon of the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders, the tanning pros at SUNGUN have a combined 16 years of tanning experience, so you can be rest assured that you will walk out in under 10 minutes with a perfect glowing tan that lasts as long as 10 days!
Bunzies Organic Spray Tanning
Bunzies Organic Spray Tanning specializes in a natural organic custom airbrush tan. Its plant-, sugar- and fruit-based formula is free from parabens, alcohol and nuts, that leaves you with a beautiful tan that’s not sticky and smells great. With locations in Scottsdale, Gilbert and Chandler, each formula is customized for every skin tone for a rich, long-lasting bronze.
The Tan Banana
Featured on shows such as Million Dollar Matchmaker, Sunset Tan and Dr. 90210, The Tan Banana is committed to giving you a safe, flawless, natural looking spray tan. All tans begin with an aloe-based pre-tan hydration treatment. The refreshing mist moisturizes dry patches, firms skin, and balances PH levels to ensure an even, long-lasting tan. Next, the all-natural, odorless bronzing solution is applied using by The Tan Banana’s expert technicians who contour your body to highlight your best assets.
The GLO Studio
The GLO Studio in Scottsdale offers the best premier organic sunless tanning in the Valley. Owner Charity Cloutier has over than a decade of experience in the airbrush tanning industry. Take advantage of tan-enhancing add-ons like PH Balance Pre-Spray or shimmer. You will leave the salon feeling bronzed, toned and gorgeous.
Notable 2013 Best of Our Valley winner, Designer Shades has been a North Scottsdale spray tan favorite for years. By using breakthrough micronutrient technology rich in antioxidants and vitamins, the professionals at the Designer Shades deliver a customized color to their clientele. Owner Chris Smith uses South Seas and Norvell professional sunless tanning products, a favorite among the likes of stars such as Kim Kardashian and Carrie Underwood. Numbers of noteworthy Hollywood makeup artists use the natural sunless tanner on television and movie sets. Designer Shades has been featured on TLC’s “Four Weddings,” Fox 10 News and Arizona Spa Girls to name a few.
The Platinum Spray Tan
Looking for an odorless tanning experience that doesn’t leave you streaky? The Platinum Series is a trade secret formula imported from Europe that provides a beautiful color that fades naturally as your tan ages. Skin care is a key factor in promoting the life of your custom tan. Add a light anti-aging moisturizer like Swanky Girl to your daily skincare regimen to firm, nourish and pamper your bronzed skin. Salon owner MJ Mangus has 17 years of makeup artistry under her belt, her natural eye for beauty shows in her work. Customized at-home sessions, private parties or runway events are even available form the Tempe based salon.
For an ultimate airbrush experience consult with a professional of Phoenix Glow prior to your session. The professionals at the salon can offer helpful tips and suggest nourishing products that will enrich the glow of your custom tan. Phoenix Glow uses the newest technologies and methods of the airbrushing industry, certain to please bronze-seeking patrons.
Indulge in the luxury of the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. Reward yourself with a body-bronzing salon experience that will exceed your expectations. The South Seas Organic spray tan will leave skin feeling toned and looking sun-kissed.
For a little retail therapy and custom airbrush experience visit Phoenix’s unique Boutique Solie. The boutique embraces the lifestyle and culture of the urbanites living Downtown by hosting a handful of events such as showings and specials during First Friday. Boasting the friendliest service and most valuable custom airbrushing deals, Boutique Solie is one of a kind.
The Bronze Bar
Laura Canada, the owner of The Bronze Bar in Scottsdale, was fueled by a passion to create the perfect sunless tan for her fair skin. For 10 years, she has sought just the right combination for a bronze that doesn’t leave skin orange or streaky by personally sampling competitor’s techniques. By using only the very best products and equipment The Bronze Bar offers up customized services to satisfy.
Scottsdale’s exclusive Steven Paul Salon is home to Bronzeology. Owner Brenna Benson brought her love for sunless tanning to the Valley all the way from Chicago. Her sunless-tanning techniques used by the salon professionals include smaller airbrushing tools to customize the look of your sunless tan. The DHA solution line features seven different colors to compliment your personal desired shade without messy streaks leaving you with the most natural-looking tan.
Tips to Remember:
- Always exfoliate your skin completely before your session.
- Cleanse your skin free of any lotions, perfumes, deodorants or makeup.
- Be sure to wear dark, loose-fitting clothing paired with flip-flops to your session.
- After your tanning experience, wait a minimum of eight hours until hitting the gym or taking a shower.
- To ensure the life of your tan, be sure to moisturize daily.