Here at The Urban List, we’re longing for summer like you wouldn’t believe. Right this very second we’re sat in the office, dreaming of weekends spent lying on the beach, after work drinks on a roof terrace in the sun and finally being bronzed enough to show our legs off to the world.
Oh, what we would give to have a summery tan, like, right now! So, while the actual sun is still evading us (boo), we’ve rounded up the very best tanning salons in Sydney where you can get your (fake) glow on whilst you wait for summer to finally roll around.
East Sydney’s iconic tanning salon means business—these guys seriously know what they’re doing. By tailoring each tan to your individual needs, you can be sure to emerge from this beach side stop-off with the perfect tan. As if that wasn’t enough, the heroes at Tan Temple have taken it that one step further by adding a Champagne Lounge! For bookings of 4 of more, you and friends can enjoy a complimentary bottle of bubbles. We know where we’re going for our next girl’s night.
Beach St Tanning
Sydney’s newest tanning addition, Beach St Tanning aims to be the nation’s premier spray tan salon, and boy, do they deliver. How do they do this, you ask? By whipping up a personalized formula prescription (fancy) and applying using their state-of-the-art airbrush application, that’s how. This amazing tan is the real deal, leaving you with a tan that will have all your mates jealous. (Which is really what we’re all after, let’s be honest.)
Known for their signature spray tan bar, Bronzalicious prides itself on creating a natural tanning result using The Spraytoniqs gun (less scary than it sounds, we promise). Designed specifically by engineers, the system uses compressed air to create a flawless airbrush tan and offers nine different shades to match every skin type. Containing no Parabens, mineral or palm oil and no microbeads, you can also rest easy about what’s going onto your skin. Phew.
Glow By Beca
By tailoring every tanning session to your very individual needs, Glow By Beca ensures the perfect tan, every time. What’s more, these guys offer brow shaping as well. Might as well treat yourself to the whole works whilst you’re there, right?
The Bronzing Boutique
Home to ‘Bronzing Queen’ Katrina Brown, who has tanned the likes of Delta Goodrem and Charlotte Dawson, you know you’re in good hands at The Bronzing Boutique, home to one of the best spray tans in Sydney. The experts at this swanky Double Bay salon offer a huge range of tans, including the ‘Organic Spray Tan’, the ‘Sculpt a Tan’ which promises to make you lose 5kg in 5 mins using a contouring tan on your bum, thighs and abs (!) and even a ‘Man Tan’ for the guys.
The Parlour Room
Renowned for their flawless and natural tan, each and every client to walk through The Parlour Room’s doors receives their very own consultations prior to tanning to ensure both the product and colour choice is personalized to you. These guys even offer a tan that can be washed off in just 2 hours—goodbye, biscuit-smelling sheets! This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Fringe Hair And Beauty
Offering a natural and deep bronzed tan in just 20 mins (that is fast), Fringe Hair and Beauty know what they’re doing. They also have er-mazing deals on bundles of 5x spray tans—just enough to tide you over until the sun decides to shows its face.
Mobile Spray Tanning Australia
CBD & Eastern Suburbs
A mobile tanning salon, have you ever heard anything better?! Nope, we hadn’t either. Mobile Spray Tanning is not only doing one of the best spray tans in Sydney, but they’re also fully mobile. No longer will we have to awkwardly put our clothes back on over a sticky tan and brave the train home looking like an oompa loompa. Now we can tan in the comfort of our home. Bliss.
Not only does Coconut Tan sound delicious but the two sisters who created Coconut Tan have also gone and invented an organic and all natural spray tan that is hella popular in the North Shore. Coconut Tan is an at-home tanning studio catering to all skin tones and types. So for all of us with sensitive AF skin, Coconut Tan uses only natural ingredients, meaning we too can enjoy being bronzed and sun kissed.
Colour Me Bronze
The guarantee at Colour Me Bronze is that the right colour for your skin WILL be found. The lovely people here will play mixologist, combining different colours and shades to create the perfect (like, really perfect) skin shade to suit you. They even use 3D and 4D advanced contour spray tanning (because science) to contour your bod and make you slimmer and more toned in minutes. This almost sounds too good to be true so we’re on board if it means we can skip the gym.
Now to tackle those brows of yours.
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