With the advent of spray tans, keeping that sun-kissed glow got a lot easier and way less dangerous than the traditional methods of baking for hours in the sun or high-powered tanning booths. From adding a subtle boost to your enviably-toned legs to maintaining an all-over glow year round (without breaking the bank), Minneapolis has some wonderful options to find the perfect spray tan. Indulge in your love of color with our hand-picked list of best salons in the Minneapolis area!
321 14th Ave. Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Located in Dinkytown, the Refinery is a salon and day spa offering a variety of pampering services, include spray tans. Featuring the VeraSpa system, choose between light, medium, and dark for a color that fits your skin tone. You can also opt for a bronzed formula that delivers instant gratification while you wait for color to develop. Get a full body tan for $20, or choose just your face ($10) or legs ($15) for a more subtle glow. The Refinery also offers packages and add-ons to round out your experience. Be sure to pack your quarters though, as parking in this area is mostly metered.
4279 Sheridan Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN. 55410
A Linden Hills area salon, Extrados offers an aloe vera-infused spray tan with customized color options. Recognizing that a sunny glow is pretty, but not always healthy, the salon offers a safe alternative to traditional tanning in its SkinPerfect Sunless Tan service. Best of all, the salon offers the option to go for a full body tan ($50) or pick an a la carte option of legs, face, neck, and décolletage for those not wanting to bare it all. The partial tan options start at $20. Save even more by buying a package of 6 or more sessions, and receive 20% of your total.
Eden Prairie, MN
For a completely different experience, consider the convenient option of Glow. Marketed as a “custom mobile airbrush tanning” company, Glow offers to come to you for your appointment. A trained airbrush specialist will provide a color consultation for you before applying your sunless tan by airbrush (woo-hoo, no booths!). They can also help recommend the best care for the life of your spray tan and make-up tips to match your new look. At $65 a session regularly, this spray tan is definitely a treat, but a great option when you need a little pampering, or want to organize a girl’s night in. Glow offers a group discount of $45 per person for parties of two or more and students can get sprayed for only $50 with valid ID.
Calhoun Commons Shopping Center
3070 Excelsior Blvd. Ste. 201
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Sunwerks prides itself on the stellar experience it offers to tanning customers. With knowledgeable staff that will help you create the right plan, you can get an enviable bronzed look easily. Sunwerks’ Minneapolis location features a VeraSpa UV-free spray booth. VeraSpa boasts a new experience in spray tanning that is less claustrophobic than traditional booths, more moisturizing, and customizable to ensure you get a color that looks natural on you. Check out the website to score a first-time coupon and other great specials.
373 Pedersen St. Ste. 103
Saint Paul, MN 55119
Perfect Tan has been making people glow in Minnesota for more than 15 years. With a recent move to fully renovated digs in St. Paul (near the Sun Ray Mall), and featuring the Mystic Tan spray tan system, this tanning salon remains a great choice for getting your glow on naturally. Perfect Tan regularly offers specials on its Facebook page, so like them to keep aware of the latest and greatest deals, or consider a package to take advantage of a great deal. With plenty of options, it’s easy to fake that sun-kissed look safely.
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