Keep Your Glow: Best Spray Tan Salons In DC

August 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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Ongoing studies have shown that increased exposure to the sun, including UV rays in tanning beds, leads to skin cancer and other health-risks. There is a simple solution to preventing unnecessary skin damage, and that is sunless tanning. Non-sun tanning can come in the form of a spray tan, airbrush tan or tanning lotions. Spray tans are long lasting and safe. As summer is slowly coming to an end, it’s not hard to keep that healthy glow without hours of lounging by the pool and lathering the sunscreen.
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Fit To Be Tan
1626 U St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-0360

Fit To Be Tan is like no other tanning salon, as it is solely an airbrush tanning studio. There are only five packaging options to choose from, making your decision that much easier. Single session pricing ranges from $30-$50 per session. A two-pack deal will save you more than ten percent, while a 5-pack deal will save customers nearly twenty percent. Monthly memberships are hassle free and do not require a confusing contract or overpriced enrollment fee. Fit To Be Tan uses solely organic products.

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1334 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 338-4569

Georgetown’s destination tanning salon, Glow, offers spray tanning and airbrush tanning. Spray tans are performed in the VersaSpa™ sunless booth and start at around $33. The state-of-the-art booth uses voice automation and uses body warming and auto drying techniques. Airbrush tans are by appointment only and applied by a skilled technician using a spray gun. Glow has been featured in numerous national magazines in recent years, including Lucky, Allure and InStyle. They offer a generous student discount, so be sure to bring your school ID card.

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Hollywood Tans
625 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-8267

The airbrush system at Hollywood Tans is eco-friendly and customer-approved. The salon has instructive videos to ease the tanning process for beginners, and for those interested in learning how exactly a spray tan works. It is important to take proper preparation and after-care steps, which Hollywood Tans employees expertly explain so that your tan does not fade quickly. Hollywood Tans offers a number of solutions, including anti-aging bronzer and anti-aging clear tanning solution. Single sessions start as low as $25.

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Nectar Skin Bar

1633 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-4332

Nectar Skin Bar is a new addition to the nation’s capitol, opening their doors in June 2011. The beauty bar serves as the areas most cutting-edge skincare spa that services Chocolate Sun organic spray tanning treatments. Chocolate Sun leaves skin feeling luxurious and hydrated. The blend is customized to individual skin tones. The treatment is expensive in comparison to others, but you won’t find it anywhere else. A face bronzer starts at $20 and an upper body, lower body bronzer start at $30.

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2112 F St. Northwest Ste. 101
Washington DC, 20037
(202) 785-0006

First time customers at Relaxed only pay $10 for a spray tan, making Relaxed one of the more affordable salons in the city. They also have a buy one session, get one free deal for under $30. The prices are truly unbeatable. Appointments are not required and walk ins are encouraged at Relaxed. Just as the name suggests, guests leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at

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