Keep Your Glow: Boston’s Best Spray Tan Salons

August 14, 2012 5:27 AM

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tanning Keep Your Glow: Bostons Best Spray Tan Salons

(Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Spray tanning is a popular alternative for New Engalnders who want a healthy glow without the health risks associated with traditional tanning. It uses a safe and natural dye called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Spray tanning has no, known, harmful side effects, and can be the perfect way to attain and maintain a tanned appearance without exposure to UV rays. Check out these tanning salons that offer both UV-free and traditional tanning options.


125 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 391-0494

This local tanning salon with the clever name counts spray tanning among its available services. Custom airbrush spray tanning is offered by appointment only. With convenient hours, bosTAN is open seven days a week to serve customers at its location in Beacon Hill. The salon is known for being immaculately clean, and its staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Perfect Tan
1030 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 713-0598

Perfect Tan features the Mystic Tan UV-free, spray tanning booth and a new, custom, air-brush UV-free tanning system. Appointments are strongly recommended for spray tanning services. Technicians provide a customized tan that can be light or dark depending on each client’s desires. Perfect Tan even has a traveling spray tanning tent that customers can commission for house parties.

Natural Glow

414 Commercial St. Ste. 1B
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 418-0044

Natural Glow offers multiple airbrush spray tanning packages for greater flexibility and control. Clients may choose which areas of the body they want spray tanned for a predetermined fee. Natural Glow provides a discount for students and seniors for full body spray tanning. They also provide a discount on every sixth treatment, and they offer a generous package for brides and their bridesmaids.

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Tan Works

76 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 482-4448

Tan Works features a spray tanning booth called the VersaSpa skin care system that has multiple settings and a built-in dryer. Clients can choose a pH-balancing treatment before their spray tanning experience, one of two bronzer settings and a post-tanning hydrating treatment. The VersaSpa Skin Care System allows clients to get a spray tan in comfort and privacy. Application with this system does not require a technician.

Campus Tan
333 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 375-5656

Campus Tan is conveniently located close to the campus of Northeastern University. Like Tan Works, Campus Tan relies on the VersaSpa skin care system to give its clients a golden glow. This device allows customers to select a full body, face or legs-only tan. Campus Tan frequently offers deals and discounts to customers on its website, so check it out before heading in.

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