When it comes to spray tanning, there are two ways of getting your perfect bronze-y glow. You can either hop in a sunless spray tanning booth—which is perf for veteran tanners—or get airbrushed by hand. The latter lets you personalize your shade and makes sure every inch of your bod is covered (streak free!). No matter how you like to get your tan on, the nation’s capital has the hook-up with the best places to get a spray tan in Ottawa. Once you’re complexion is summer-ready, we also rounded up the best places to get a spray tan from coast to coast for your next tanning touch-up.
Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio
Find it: 1836 Bank St., ottawatanningsalon.com
The vibe: This eastend tanning studio has the hook-up when it comes to an odour-, cruelty- and comedogenic-free tan, which is perf if you’ve got sensitive skin, don’t want to clog your pores and want to support a business that doesn’t test on animals (so…all of us?).
Prices: $29 to $43 per application, $58 to $86 for three sessions, $48 to $80 for 30 days
Book online: No, but call (613) 909-0012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment
iTan Advanced Tanning Studios
Find it: 1759 St Laurent Blvd., 133 Besserer St., 1667 Carling Ave., 190 MacLaren St., 1867 Merivale Rd., 474 Hazeldean Rd., 3191 Strandherd Dr., 900 Watters Rd., itanstudios.com
The vibe: With eight locations dotted around the nation’s capital, you’ll understand why this award-winning tanning salon is a local favourite. Their three sunless tanning booths have a heater and a dryer, so you’ll stay warm and dry while you get sprayed (no more self-tanner getting on your clothes—praise be!).
Prices: $25 to $31 per application, $70 to $130 for 30 days of spray tanning, $43 to $83 for a monthly membership
Book online: Yes
Tan on the Run
Find it: Your house, tanontherun.com
The vibe: If you’re like us and the thought of dragging yourself a tanning salon is just too much work, you have to try Tan on the Run, where they literally give you a spray tan in your home. They have a menu of different hues and add-ons (like a smoothie shot to smooth over cellulite or youth juice for a dewy glow) to make your treatment just the way you want it.
Prices: $50 to $70+ per application
Book online: Yes