No matter the time of year, a good spray tan can give you a boost of body confidence like nothing else. While there are hundreds of self-tanners on the market for those last-minute DIY home jobs, sometimes leaving it to the experts is the only way to go.

Whether your heading to a wedding, somewhere exotic or just looking for a weekend glow, we take a look at some of Brisbane’s best spray tans.

Eyelure Brow Parlour | Kelvin Grove

At Eyelure Brow Parlour you can trust the team understand that when it comes to tans, it’s not just one colour fits all. At Eyelure, clients are able to select from a range of different coloured base tans. For those not in the know, having the choice of different coloured bases gives a more tailored result depending on your skin undertones and what sort of bronzed look you’re after. The team at Eyelure can assist you with choosing what kind of tan is best for you, whether it be green, violet, ash or mixed base and how long you will need to leave it on for depending on the depth of colour you want to achieve. The tans at Eyelure take 12 hours to develop completely with most of the colour being visible after 8 hours. However, this doesn’t mean it needs to be left on for that long. Depending on how deep you would like your tan to look, you can wash off the bronzer in as little as 1 hour. The 15-minute spray tans at Eyelure will only set you back $35 and come complete with complimentary hair nets, hair bands, baby wipes, disposable g-string or briefs, sticky feet and face masks for your comfort.

Lucy Lane | Wavell Heights

With a number of awards to its name, Lucy Lane Beauty and Tanning in Wavell Heights are renowned for their elite High Definition Contour Tanning, which is often used for fitness challenges and photo shoots. Although holding a reputation in the industry for specialised tans of this kind, Lucy Lane’s salon spray tanning services are also a popular choice for weddings and all other occasions where you know a tan will enhance your look. The unique thing about Lucy Lane Beauty and Tanning is that they have created their own vegan organic tan brand called Tan by Lucy Lane, which caters for all skin types and colours from fair to dark. This means that the team know exactly what to expect from each of their tan so you aren’t left in shock with a colour you don’t love. The best part is that they understand the precise way to execute the perfect tan and just how to reach your desired depth, no matter how light or dark you’re looking to go. Lucy Lane is one of Brisbane’s most popular tanning salon’s and they’re available by appointment only from 9am on Wednesday until 9pm, Friday until 5pm and 2pm on Saturday.

Brooklyn Beauty Bar | Fortitude Valley & Petrie Terrace

Open Tuesday to Saturday, Brooklyn Beauty Bar is here to take your tanning experience to the next level. Not only do they specialise in luxury beauty treatments, they also boast an unforgettable champagne and gin bar experience, with tipples from around the world as well as signature cocktails. For $40 you can choose between two formulas. They offer St Tropez for a quick-drying natural look or VaniT, a formula that combines skin fusion technology with nutrient-rich indigenous Australian botanicals, giving you an exotic Mediterranean-looking tan with a true Australian twist.

Lush Tan | New Farm

If you’re a first-time tanner and unsure which formula’s for you, James Street’s Lush Tan is the place for you. Stocking over 10 brands of spray tan solution, the team will investigate your natural colouring and history with tans at your initial appointment to recommend the best fit for you. For only $35, you’ll also be supplied with all the extras you could need during the process, and their special drying system will keep you perfectly glowing for days. They even brush and blend the tricky areas like your elbows and knees for a flawless finish.

Mimosa Beauty | Manly

This boutique beauty business’ ‘one size fits all’ tanning philosophy takes the stress out of getting a spray tan. Mimosa Beauty use their very own manufactured tanning solution called ‘Mimosa Bronze, available in 3 different shades with a 2hr minimum wash off. Enriched with aloe vera, vitamin e and kakadu plum extract, it’s suitable for all skin types and will give you a nice even bronze glow all year round. There is also a self tanning mousse being released soon to compliment their range perfectly and help keep your tan looking bronzed even when your away from the salon, so no matter your complexion, they’ll have you sun-kissed and golden (and it’ll only set you back $30).

Brazilian Beauty | Various Locations

Brazilian Beauty are here to give you a healthy, natural-looking tan without the damaging effects of the sun (and to make sure you don’t get orange ankles, which, let’s be real, is everyone’s greatest fear). Both of their premium tanning solutions, Hydr8tan ($36) or VaniT ($46) contain natural and organic ingredients, combined with a green base to ensure a stunning bronzed look that appears natural, because it is natural. With a selection of subtle tan colours to choose from in addition to choice of development times, your treatment will match both your schedule and your personal skin tone.

Naked Body Beauty Bar | Paddington

Run, don’t walk: we’ve found possibly the most reasonably priced tan ever. For only $25, a visit to Naked Body Beauty in Paddington will leave you with a perfectly even, streak-free glow that’ll cost you less than a tank of fuel to sun yourself on the beach. A tan this good will have you wanting to brave the cold and show off your golden pins all winter long.

Kings Beauty | Bardon

If you like your glow with a bit of a do-good feel, Kings Beauty is the place for you. Costing $29, they use Naked Spray Tan, a formula that checks all the boxes: it’s vegan-friendly, wash and wear, all natural, and will give your skin the healthy glow you’ve been searching for in no time.

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