If we learnt anything from Ross Gellar, it’s that you need to count a bit quicker when you’re getting a spray tan, especially if you want to avoid a tanning blunder like his.
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But that will never happen to you because we’ve got your (tanned) back, literally.

Our city is filled with great salons, but we managed to narrow down our endless list. Here are our top picks for Brisbane’s best spray tans under $35 to get you looking as runway-ready as a Victoria’s Secret model.

Lush Tan

Have your natural colouring investigated by beauty experts to select the best tan for you. Brisbane’s premium spray tan boutique stocks over 10 brands and is always testing new products to give customers the best results. They have great attention to detail (using little brushes to make sure your hands and feet are even) and the staff are lovely. And men, if you want a more bronze complexion they have you covered, too.

Price: $35
2/152 James St, New Farm
P 0499 008 678
www.lushtan.com.au

Naked Body Beauty Bar

Treat your (partly) naked body to a luscious tan with premium organic products. Naked Body Beauty Bar has a wide selection of colours and brands to ensure you receive the perfect tan suited to your skin type.

Price: $25
2/267 Given Terrace, Paddington
P: 0414 471 860
www.nakedbodybeautybar.com

King’s Beauty

Wash your tan off in two hours for a beautifully bronzed look. The team at King’s Beauty pride themselves on their customer service and competitive prices. Receive a tan at the hands of experienced beauty therapists who use top market tanning products, including Naked Tan.

Price: $29
33 MacGregor Terrace, Bardon
P 3369 9913
www.kingsbeauty.com.au

The Brazilian Hut

With rave reviews across the board, The Brazilian Hut is killing it! Using only natural-based products applied by their spray-tanning specialists, you can receive a five- to seven-hour or overnight development tan for a great price.

Price: $30
276 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3220 1999
(Other locations also available. See website for details.)
www.thebrazilianhut.com.au

Spray Tan HQ

If our feedback is anything to go by, these guys have a fan base that is fiercely loyal and it’s not hard to see why. They’re known as a market leader in the sunless tanning arena, and being that one of their salons is located in fancypants Newstead, we’re thrilled their tans are this cost effective!

Price: $25 ($15 for VIP cardholders)
53 Commercial Road, Newstead
P 0478 671 519
http://spraytanhq.com/

Venus Hair and Beauty

Receive an out-of-this-world treatment with the friendly staff at Venus. Choose from a Sun FX tan, an Impact Darkest Tan or a tan that takes only an hour to develop. Using all organic products, they ensure you will walk out completely satisfied (and tanned).

Price: $20
5/461 Ipswich Road, Annerley
P 3892 7655
www.venushairandbeauty.com.au

Designer Tans

With years of experience under their tanning gloves, this team know how to make you look good. They’ve seen and heard all the horror stories from clients and have helped many fix their over-bronzed mistakes. They use a number of quality lotions including the organic SunFX and Naked Tan.

Price: $35
47 Railway Parade, Clayfield
P 3262 5778
www.designertan.net.au

Brazilian Beauty

It might sound strange but these guys use a premium, organic, 99 per cent natural, GREEN-based tans across their various locations, so you won’t end up with an orange colouring. The products used by Brazilian Beauty give a natural look for longer and fade more naturally than others as well! Make an appointment at one of their 18 salons and choose from a range of colours and development times, or try the popular HYDR8TAN.

Price: $35
255 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
P 3221 1759
(Other locations also available. See website for details.)
www.brazilianbeauty.com.au

Bronzed Brazilian

Following the mantra “look great not fake”, Bronzed Brazilian has the means to do just that. Offering six brands and 19 different colouring tones, including SunFX tans with rapid or eight-hour development and Caribbean Summer eight-hour tan just to name a few.

Price: $26-$32
9/953 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill
P 3899 8549
(Other locations also available. See website for details.)
www.bronzedbrazilian.com.au

Azorah Hair Bar

A great salon in the ’burbs, Azorah offers quality green-based tans for cheap. A small but effective team, they will carefully select the best service for you and your skin type with free consultations and quotes on all services.

Price: $25/$22 Student
239 Hawken Drive, St Lucia
P 3371 1282
www.azorah.com.au

Sun City Tan

This Highgate Hill salon delivers professional spray tan solutions direct from the US, UK and Australia-wide. Receive a full colour consultation before your session to ensure you get the exact tan you’ve been wanting.

Price: $20
Baynes Street, Highgate Hill
P 0434 444 158
www.suncitytan.com.au

Lucy Lane Beauty Therapy

The name behind the popular tanning brand, Lucy Lane uses their own products on clients (of course). They created their range of spray tans based on what their clients want: it’s organic, odourless and fast drying in a one- to eight-hour formulation.

Price: $35
50 Scott Street, Kedron
P 0401 886 465
www.lucylane.com.au

Sonja’s Beauty and Therapy Centre

With deals to die for, the team at Sonja’s offer a discount for the universal tanning night: Thursday! They also have a reward card for returning customers, giving them their sixth tan free! AND they have a second deal on Techno Tan spray tans, offering another discounted price with a range of colours. Picking the perfect colour has never been easier… or cheaper.

Price: Every Thursday $20/Techno Tan $30/Normal price $35
2/1933 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt
P 3349 8300
www.sonjasbeauty.com.au

Mimosa Beauty: Styler Approved!

East Brisbane girls, we haven’t forgotten you! This tan studio operates out of a hair salon in Manly and provides a great green-based tan and is recommended by our own Styler Elle Raison. With wonderful reviews from clients, you’re guaranteed to love your two-hour Techno Tan. Mimosa is growing through word of mouth, so get in quick!

Price: $25
3/32 Tulkara Street, Manly
P 0450 344 077
www.facebook.com/Mimosa-Beauty-212939705549348