Seven Spray-Tanning Salons That’ll Give You That Wedding-Day Glow
Zero streakiness or orange skin involved.
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Being showered with love is bound to make any bride absolutely radiant on the big day. But getting a quick head-to-toe tan ahead of your wedding certainly can’t hurt either. Read on for seven local spray-tanning salons that’ll give you a natural glow before it’s time to walk down the aisle.
Aglow Airbrush Tanning
The buzzword at Aglow: confidence. When you walk out the doors of one of these stylish tanning boutiques, the staffers don’t just want to you to look good—they want you to feel good, too. And who doesn’t want that on one of the most important days of their life? At all four of its Massachusetts locations, Aglow uses all-natural products and offers brides packages of three, five, or 10 sprays, as well as discounted prices for those who bring a squad of five or more. Fun fact: Aglow is also the official tanning sponsor for Miss USA Massachusetts.
200 Great Rd., Bedford, 978-793-1816; and other locations; aglowairbrushtanning.com.
After being diagnosed with and beating Melanoma at age 25, sunshine lover Natalie Santaniello hopped on the spray-tan train. Years later, after moving to Boston from Scottsdale, Arizona, she decided to open her own salon, and thus Airbrush One was born. In addition to servicing clients at its inviting Newbury Street location, the team can also bring its services right to you at home, work, or an event.
115 Newbury St., Boston, 617-982-7324, airbrushone.com.
Blushtan is all about celebrating what makes you uniquely you. How they do it? By whipping up more than 100 custom shade combinations. The salon was founded in Wellesley in 2011, but has since expanded to 15 other states. Stop by one of Blushtan’s locations (including 13 in Massachusetts) at least two weeks before the big day for the company’s consultation service, which allows brides to try out a custom color formula before committing to a shade for the final spray pre-event. Alternatively, get the entire bridal party involved (an enjoy discounted group rates) with a sip-and-spray “tanning party” in studio or at home.
562 Washington St. Wellesley, 781-235-4067; and other locations; blushtan.com.
Get sun-kissed, radiant skin inside this bright space in the North End, which features white walls, wood floors, and playful décor. In addition to packages such as “Tanned & Toned,” a sweat-proof formula for gym rats, and “Brisk & Bronzed,” which allows you to rinse within two hours, Bright Bar also offers appointments tailored to brides-to-be. Called “Your Special Day,” Bright Bar’s wedding-prep package includes three appointments to allow you to gradually build up your tan. Brides are also treated to the company’s “Photo Ready Glow” formula, which Bright Bar says will “diffuse and blur skin imperfections” and leave a “luminous, dewy sheen.” Bonus: The service also comes with a glass of champagne, served at your final appointment.
145 Hanover St., Boston, 857-317-2650, brightbarboston.com.
This North End spray-tanning boutique promises something remarkable for brides: a complimentary full-body session that’ll leave you perfectly bronzed for up to 10 days. As part of Natural Glow’s “Wedding Day Spray” service, brides who bring at least three guests will receive their spray on the house, and each wingwoman will also receive 10 percent off their full-body service. Natural Glow will even treat the group to celebratory glasses of champagne or wine. Cheers!
142 Commercial St., Boston, 617-418-0044, naturalglowboston.com.
There’s a reason so many brides flock to Pure Glow ahead of their “I dos.” The chic Newbury Street tanning salon promises a natural-looking tan accomplished with a spray technique designed to both flatter your shape and mimic how the sun would naturally hit your body. The studio performs face, partial body, and full-body tans using organic nontoxic ingredients, and its specialists pride themselves on answering any and all questions you may have before your service to ensure a flawless complexion and peace of mind.
176 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-4455, pureglow.com.
Sun Tan Van
If there’s one thing all brides could use more of in the weeks leading up to their wedding day, it’s time. One way to save some? This mobile spray tan van. Sun Tan Van comes to you wherever you are, which makes it super easy to get your bridal glow on. The company provides two bundles just for brides: the “silver package,” which includes a trial tan, wedding tan, and tan extending lotion, and the “gold package,” which also features a pre-honeymoon appointment. Want to book for your entire crew? Sun Tan Van can accommodate bridal parties, too, and offers special rates.