Keep Your Glow: Top Spray Tan Salons In Philadelphia

August 14, 2012 4:00 AM

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Who doesn’t enjoy going to the beach and lying out in the sun? Although the golden glow you get is desirable, the health risks involved are high. The perfect alternative is a customized spray tan. We’ve rounded up the top tanning salons in the city that will give you a healthy, sun-kissed tan all year round.

815 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(610) 570-7132

At Baked salon, you’ll find a range of classic and Eco-cert approved DHA organic spray tan solutions. Services offered include classic spray tans, Liquid Sun Organic AirBronze tanning, Organic Velocity, Organic Airbrush Tanning and Baked’s Double Dip. Tight on time? No problem, Baked can come to you with in-home service. For the bride-to-be who wants a bronzed look, the salon also offers packages. Those on a budget may want to consider going to the salon’s happy hour, when $5 discounts are offered.

Old City Tans
11-15 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-9900

For 15 years, Old City Tans has been satisfying its customers with beautiful, even, customized spray tans. This salon has a clientele that includes some of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders (the secret to their glow is out!). At Old City Tans, you can have a new tan within a half hour that will last five to seven days. Once your tan is complete, you can even accessorize your new look with a pair of shades sold there. After all, what’s a new look if it’s not accessorized?

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Sun Myst Tanning Spa
124 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 545-5010

Sun Myst Tanning Spa has produced high-quality results for a “just off the beach” tan with a range of breakthrough products and services for more than six years. The ONE, Super Sunless One Hour solution and Organic Sunless Solution delivers a golden glow in addition to healthy skin benefits such as anti-aging, skin firming and cell rejuvenation. In addition to the customized airbrush tanning, patrons can also get tanned in private, self-contained units in only 60 seconds.

1044 W. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610) 525-5010

In case you’re one who tans often, Metrotans offers packages of 5, 10, and 20 tan sessions–perfect for refreshing a tan whenever you want. Unlimited packages and memberships are also available for loyal salon patrons. For the party girls who want to make an event of it with their girlfriends, Metrotans can host a spray party for you.

The Body Airbrush Co. & Spa
416 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
(610) 200-4345

At Body Airbrush, new customers can get a new tan for $35. Once hooked, a touch up tan package can be purchased for up to four visits. Body Airbrush is a great place to go on your big day, with discounted prices for wedding parties, and of course, the bride gets tanned for free!

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Naima Turner knows a thing or two about fashion and style. Her resume includes: fashion styling; market editing; working behind-the-scenes on fashion segments for national television shows such as The Today Show, The View and A Movie and A Makeover. She currently resides in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at

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