If you’ve ever tried self-tanning at home, you’re probably v. familiar with the struggles of weird tan lines, streaky applications and the dreaded orange glow. We’ve learned the harsh way that some things should be left to the professionals. So the next time your skin is just begging to be bronzed, book an appointment with the best places to get a spray tan in Calgary. Then, test drive all of the top sunless tanning spots in every major city before the summer ends.
Find it: 10816 Macleod Trail #272, caltan.ca
The vibe: This colourful tanning joint offers both sunless tanning booths and airbrush spray tanning services, depending on the type of look that you want (the latter is more natural and customizable, the former is quicker and perf for spray tan veterans). The staff is also super friendly and knowledgable, so if it’s your first time or your fifteenth time, you’ll feel right at home.
Prices: $40 to $55 per application, $100 to $145 for three sessions, $150 to $225 for five sessions
Book online: Yes
Find it: 502 Rideau Rd. SW, fauxtan.ca
The vibe: As the name would suggest, this spray tan studio is one-hundo p tanning bed-free. If you’ve got an upcoming wedding, vacation or photoshoot (or just want that healthy glow for summer), Faux Tan has got you covered—literally. Plus, they offer mobile tanning services if you want to get bronzed in the comfort of your own home.
Prices: $40 per application, $110 for three sessions, $150 for five sessions
Book online: No, call (403) 689-8510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment
Bronze Baxx Tanning Salons
Find it: 1919 Sirocco Dr. SW, 2015 4 St. SW, 250 Shawville Blvd. SE #101, 35 McKenzie Towne Ave. SE, bronzebaxxtanning.com
The vibe: These spray tanning pros are *so* over the sunless tanning booths—it’s all about custom, airbrushing by hand. They’re best known for their unique spray tan technique from Australia (a.k.a where all of the bronzed goddesses come from) and the natural, hypoallergenic formula that will give you the most realistic “I just got back from the beach” look.
Prices: $30 to $70 per application, $160 to $190 for three sessions, $250 to $300 for five sessions, $430 to $530 for 10 sessions
Book online: Yes