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LA's Best Spray Tan Salons For Getting A Perfect Sunless Glow

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While SoCal's got plenty of natural rays for scoring that perfect sun-kissed glow, our dermatologist would be severely disappointed if we condoned soaking up a summer's worth of UV and vitamin D in a single session. Also a modern-day skincare no-no: baking your epidermis in a tanning bed, which is why we're highlighting LA's best spray and airbrush tanning salons for our next Get Right For Summer guide.

From custom beach bunny coloring at Heather Airbrush Tanning and celeb haunt Portofino to budget-friendly booth bronzing at Spray La Vie and more, we've narrowed the best places to go for the ultimate anti-Snooki, au naturel-looking glow. Bonus: these spots also offer vegan, organic and cruelty-free options.—Additional reporting by Jennifer Astin


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1. Bronzed Airbrush Tanning

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1229 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(424) 259-1616
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With locations in Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach and beyond, this tanning chainlet specializes in organic and fragrance/paraben/alcohol-free airbrushing. Pricing: $39 standard, $49 express. [Photo: Bronzed SaMo/Facebook]

2. Bronzed Bunny

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12315 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 416-8770
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In addition to custom airbrushing, this one-stop Studio City body shop offers waxing, sugaring treatments, body wraps, facials and more. Pricing: $45 standard airbrushing, $55 express. [Photo: Bronzed Bunny]

3. Coconut Moon Tanning (Mobile)

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4851 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(424) 285-3577
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On-the-go bronzing buffs rave about this mobile tanning company, which will bring their organic and vegan custom airbrushing service to your home, office, bridal party, hotel or any other spot you're not bashful to strip down in. Pricing: $65 happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Mon. to Wed., $85 for select locations; group packages available. [Photo: Coconut Moon Tanning]

4. Cordova Spray Tan

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489 South Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 774-7878
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Founded by expert tanning artist Fabiola Mucito, this beloved bronzing service holds court at Sophie Wax (Studio 105). Pricing: $50 full body/face, discount packages available; $200 for individual house call. [Photo: Sophie Wax]

5. Heather Airbrush Tanning

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8969 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(818) 568-2071
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Celebrity airbrushing guru Heather Shaw's perfect five-star Yelp rating is a testament to her superior (and organic) spray tans, which clients hail as flawless. Pricing: $40 happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Tues. only, $65 by staff, $125 personalized by Heather herself; mobile services available. [Photo: Heather Airbrush Tanning]

6. LA Sun Spray Tan

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612 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 361-8910
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DTLA bronzers flock to airbrush spray tan pro Dila Djokaj for her color expertise, snappy service and professional cool. Pricing: $30 happy hour from 4pm to 8pm Tues. and Wed., $40 standard, $50 mobile. [Photo: LA Sun Spray Tan]

7. Lavish Tan

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1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 384-0010
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Bronzing options are abound at this top-rated (and celeb-faved) Venice airbrush tanning salon, which boasts over 122 color, shimmer, fragrance and vitamin combinations. Pricing: $39 happy hour from 12pm to 4pm Mon. and Tues., $59 standard, $$65 express, $10 to $25 add-ons/partials. [Photo: Lavish Tan/Facebook]

8. Melrose Tanning Company

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7226 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 857-0231
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A relaxed atmosphere, affordable services and quick sessions make this Melrose salon a favorite among budget-minded, time-pressed tanners. Pricing: $19 Mystic Tan spray booth, $40 standard airbrushing, $10 to $30 partial airbrushing, discount packages available. [Photo: Melrose Tanning Company]

9. Portofino

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9431 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-8855
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Lea Michele and Paris Hilton are just a few celeb who've been spotted at this ritzy tanning salon and spa's Beverly Hills location, which also offers waxing and skincare services for men and women. Pricing: $59 standard and up to $105 including add-ons for spray booth and custom airbrushing. [Photo: LA Hotlist]

10. Silverlake Sun Tanning Salon and Airbrushing

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2728 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-7519
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It's easy to understand why Eastsiders head to this Silver Lake tanning salon: remind us again of the number of freeways it takes to get to the Westside from here? Pricing: $50 standard. [Photo: Silverlake Sun]

11. Spray La Vie

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8912 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(424) 777-0200
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This affordable tanning booth franchise offers basic clear and bronze solutions, with the option for darker levels and red light therapy at an additional cost. Pricing: $48 per month for unlimited tanning, $5 to $10 for add-ons. [Photo: Urban Retails]

12. Tanaholix

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8003 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-2065
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Formerly known as Citrine Glow California Tan, this WeHo airbrushing salon caters to self-professed bronzing addicts, offering $24 monthly memberships and discounts. Pricing: $59 standard. [Photo: Tanaholix]

13. The Spray Studio

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2712 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 235-2372
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Sunless tanning die-hards worship Burbank airbrushing artist Amy Bloom for her bright and clean studio and equally cheery personality. Pricing: $40 standard, $50 express; discount packages available. [Photo: The Spray Studio]

1. Bronzed Airbrush Tanning

1229 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
With locations in Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach and beyond, this tanning chainlet specializes in organic and fragrance/paraben/alcohol-free airbrushing. Pricing: $39 standard, $49 express. [Photo: Bronzed SaMo/Facebook]
1229 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

2. Bronzed Bunny

12315 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604
In addition to custom airbrushing, this one-stop Studio City body shop offers waxing, sugaring treatments, body wraps, facials and more. Pricing: $45 standard airbrushing, $55 express. [Photo: Bronzed Bunny]
12315 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604

3. Coconut Moon Tanning (Mobile)

4851 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90004
On-the-go bronzing buffs rave about this mobile tanning company, which will bring their organic and vegan custom airbrushing service to your home, office, bridal party, hotel or any other spot you're not bashful to strip down in. Pricing: $65 happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Mon. to Wed., $85 for select locations; group packages available. [Photo: Coconut Moon Tanning]
4851 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

4. Cordova Spray Tan

489 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Founded by expert tanning artist Fabiola Mucito, this beloved bronzing service holds court at Sophie Wax (Studio 105). Pricing: $50 full body/face, discount packages available; $200 for individual house call. [Photo: Sophie Wax]
489 South Robertson Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

5. Heather Airbrush Tanning

8969 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Celebrity airbrushing guru Heather Shaw's perfect five-star Yelp rating is a testament to her superior (and organic) spray tans, which clients hail as flawless. Pricing: $40 happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Tues. only, $65 by staff, $125 personalized by Heather herself; mobile services available. [Photo: Heather Airbrush Tanning]
8969 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046

6. LA Sun Spray Tan

612 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
DTLA bronzers flock to airbrush spray tan pro Dila Djokaj for her color expertise, snappy service and professional cool. Pricing: $30 happy hour from 4pm to 8pm Tues. and Wed., $40 standard, $50 mobile. [Photo: LA Sun Spray Tan]
612 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

7. Lavish Tan

1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Bronzing options are abound at this top-rated (and celeb-faved) Venice airbrush tanning salon, which boasts over 122 color, shimmer, fragrance and vitamin combinations. Pricing: $39 happy hour from 12pm to 4pm Mon. and Tues., $59 standard, $$65 express, $10 to $25 add-ons/partials. [Photo: Lavish Tan/Facebook]
1636 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

8. Melrose Tanning Company

7226 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
A relaxed atmosphere, affordable services and quick sessions make this Melrose salon a favorite among budget-minded, time-pressed tanners. Pricing: $19 Mystic Tan spray booth, $40 standard airbrushing, $10 to $30 partial airbrushing, discount packages available. [Photo: Melrose Tanning Company]
7226 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

9. Portofino

9431 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Lea Michele and Paris Hilton are just a few celeb who've been spotted at this ritzy tanning salon and spa's Beverly Hills location, which also offers waxing and skincare services for men and women. Pricing: $59 standard and up to $105 including add-ons for spray booth and custom airbrushing. [Photo: LA Hotlist]
9431 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. Silverlake Sun Tanning Salon and Airbrushing

2728 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
It's easy to understand why Eastsiders head to this Silver Lake tanning salon: remind us again of the number of freeways it takes to get to the Westside from here? Pricing: $50 standard. [Photo: Silverlake Sun]
2728 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

11. Spray La Vie

8912 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
This affordable tanning booth franchise offers basic clear and bronze solutions, with the option for darker levels and red light therapy at an additional cost. Pricing: $48 per month for unlimited tanning, $5 to $10 for add-ons. [Photo: Urban Retails]
8912 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

12. Tanaholix

8003 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Formerly known as Citrine Glow California Tan, this WeHo airbrushing salon caters to self-professed bronzing addicts, offering $24 monthly memberships and discounts. Pricing: $59 standard. [Photo: Tanaholix]
8003 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

13. The Spray Studio

2712 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Sunless tanning die-hards worship Burbank airbrushing artist Amy Bloom for her bright and clean studio and equally cheery personality. Pricing: $40 standard, $50 express; discount packages available. [Photo: The Spray Studio]
2712 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505