There’s no denying it: summertime’s just around the corner bringing with it shorts, bikinis, beach days and a calendar jam-packed with events that call for perfectly bronzed skin.
To help us kick our pasty winter skin to the curb, we went in search of the Sunshine Coast’s best spray tans and beauty salons for a natural, non-orange glow. A sub-par tan (read: orange and patchy) can be a tear-jerking nightmare, so read on and get the good glow every time
Oh, Urban Tan, how we love thee. Dishing out some of the best spray tans on the Sunshine Coast, owner Milly has a decade of experience under her belt. A nice violet tone (no nasty orange tan, here), and just $25, you’ll be sporting a just-home-from-holidays tan in no time.
You know you’re going to walk away with the perfect golden colour when you visit pros who live and breathe spray tans. And NoosaBronz is that kinda place. Specialising in tanning—as in, that’s all they do—an appointment at this Noosa salon involves an in-depth skin tone consultation, followed by a dusting of their hypoallergenic spray tan. In beauty speak, that means you’ll get a colour that’s matched to you, using a solution that’s ideal for all skin types, even super sensitive. Sounds alright to us.
Across The Sunshine Coast
Got a super spesh occasion coming up? (Brides, bridesmaids, formal gals, we’re looking at you!) Pure Nava by Emily Jane is your go-to for the right shade and a faultless spray tan. Doubling as a make-up artist, a visit here is seriously like a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.
Everybody wants a healthy-looking glow and Brazilian Beauty at Currimundi are responsible for some of the most natural looking tans getting about the Coast. Getting you bronzed with their tanning formulas (these guys use a green base) choose between a one-off full body tan, pre-purchase a five-pack (bring on the discounts!) or just get a bit of colour on those pins with their legs-only offering.
Noosa Beauty & Tanning
In the heart of the junction, Noosa Beauty & Tanning is a locals’ go-to for the perfect shade of tan for a beach weekend or partay. Their express tans are done in a flash and they are open six days a week, with after hours by appointment. Interested in only putting pure ingredients on your body? Check out their organic tanning option.
Waterfall Day Spa
The Mooloolaba strip is no stranger to a tanned visitor or two, but the team at Waterfall Day Spa are adept at completely natural tans. The certified organic and natural ingredient-based Eco Tan is made from cacao so it leaves a deep chocolate tone, without any pesky green or orange tinge to it.
Asante Day Spa
Asante Day Spa isn’t all massages, waxing and facials, the expert crew do a great spray tan too. Using St. Tropez tan, a spray tan will set you back just $35. It’ll last for 7-10 days, but you’ve got to remember to keep up the moisturising.
Sunshine Plaza, or the Plaza as it’s colloquially known, is home to one of the Sunshine Coast’s best spray tans, thanks to Shine Beauty. From unassuming digs in this shopping centre, the Shine team will have you buffed and bronzed, ready for a weekend (or any day of fun).
Another fave for babes and bros hunting for the best spray tan on the Sunshine Coast is Maroochydore’s Bronzalicious. Whilst it ain’t the cheapest of the bunch, the team here are meticulous when it comes to giving you a tan you’ll love. Splash out an extra $5 for the PH Prep Spray and you’ll land that golden glow for longer, plus no icky fading patches.
Looking for more ways to get primed for summer? Get your brows done by the pros.
Image credit: Garett Mizunaka