Best of Philly

Best Airbrush Tan

2018 Best Pre-Vacation Prep

Sugared + Bronzed

Put your bronzer on notice: The sugaring-and-custom-airbrush-tanning package at Sugared + Bronzed in Midtown Village will leave you tan and glow-y in just an hour. Read More »

1120 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA | 484-278-1389 | Website

2017 Best Luxe Tanning Treatment

Custom Airbrush Tan at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club

It’s true that exfoliating oneself pre-spray tan is vital to getting the best possible (and longest-lasting) bronzed results. So if the place is willing to do that part for us? We’re in. This $150 hour-long treatment uses a pineapple enzyme exfoliant, which is less harsh than a scrub and is rinsed off in an en-suite shower before your airbrushed glow is applied by hand. Read More »

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-2500 | Website

2013 Best Spray Tan

Baked Sunless Tanning

They confirm your appointments by email, mix your perfect (read: non-orange and organic) shade, and give detailed maintenance instructions. Prefer to get naked at home? Their mobile service comes to you. In-store spray tans start at $35; at-home treatments start at $55. Read More »

815 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 610-570-7132 | Website

2012 Best Airbrush Tan

Skin Palette

For the first time ever in our whole spray-tanned lives, no one knew we had gotten a spray tan. Read More »

126 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-639-3924 | Website

2011 Best Airbrush Tan

Cindy Martino at Pileggi on the Square

The pre-tan prep (face-washing, application of cuticle oil on fingers and toes, taping of palms) and explanation of the product this tanning veteran is about to hose you with (works with your skin's own pigment, organic henna stains that mean you'll walk out with a glow) take much longer than said hosing but said glow is so worth it. Read More »

717 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-0565 | Website

2010 Best Airbrush Tan

Metrotans

The room is decidedly lacking in the layers of scum and stick that adorn most venues of its kind, and the staff cares enough to stop and consider your natural color (did you walk in there already looking like a half-caf mocha, or like you sleep in a coffin?) before hosing you down with an even coat of color. They'll also insist that you stand flanked by gentle fans for a full five minutes they time it before sending you on your merry, sun-kissed way. Read More »

1044 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA | 610-525-5010 | Website

2013 Best Natural Airbrush Tan

Baked Sunless Tanning

Consider a perfectly bronze, all-natural spray tan your reward for all those sunny days down the Shore spent slathering on SPF 100. Feeling lazy? They'll come to you. In-store spray tans start at $35, at-home treatments at $55. Read More »

815 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 610-570-7132 | Website