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The 8 Best Spray Tans in San Francisco

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Let's face it, it's pretty much impossible to get a tan in San Francisco, especially in the foggy summer. It's just as well, because who wants the skin damage that comes with sun exposure? Luckily, SF is home to experts who take spray tanning very seriously. Check out the map below to find out where to maintain such a natural bronze glow all year long that everyone will assume you have a Hawaiian condo.


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The Social Beauty Co.

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Buy a package of two spray tans for just $45, and have enough leftover for a facial, waxing, or lash extensions. They also offer spray tans that develop over 4 and 8 hours. So if you have plans that night, you'll be bronzed AND you can shower.

Brown Sugar Boutique

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Marina folks swear by Brown Sugar for the most natural-looking tan you can get. In addition to the requisite DHA, their solution contains 25% aloe vera, vitamin E, alpha hydroxy acids, and collage amino acids. One full-body tan is $50, or get two for $75.

Go to Glow Airbrush Tan

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Meagan Beshoff will expertly spray-tan you to perfection in her home studio. Or, if you find yourself in the midst of crazy packing for vacay and realize you're extra pale, she'll happily come to you. She uses an organic solution of 14% DHA, plus hydrating Argan oil and vitamin B5 for a glow that will last at least a week. If you find yourself in the Carmel area, hit up Meagan's sister, Charlotte, at Carmel Laser Aesthetics & Spa, 831.626.6228.

Benefit Cosmetics

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You might think of Benefit more as an outpost for makeup and perfect brows, but they're also one of the best spray tans in town. Their newest location on Sutter, plus Sutter, Fillmore and Berkeley all have airbrush tan services.

Tan Bella

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This place does tanning and only tanning, so they know their stuff. You can choose your level of tan, depending on your skin tone and whether you're going to a wedding or the Bahamas. And the best part it, their packages never expire.

Organic Shimmer The Spa

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Organic Shimmer's newest location is a chic SoMa spot to get safely bronzed. Their tanning solution contains organic ingredients including aloe vera juice and green and white tea extracts. One tan, with our without bronzer, is just $25.

Pretty Parlor

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Sarah LaShelle has built a stellar reputation with a decade of experience making women pretty in the Bay Area. In 2009, she opened her own place where in addition to a gorgeous bronze glow, you can also get a perfect wax, lash extensions or threading.

Bourbon Tan

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Jenna Lynn Odum is Noe Valley-based, but she'll come to your home in SF for a a super-convenient spray tan service. She uses all-natural Infinity Sun products, which are used by celebrities including Jessica Alba and Giulianna Rancic.

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The Social Beauty Co.

Buy a package of two spray tans for just $45, and have enough leftover for a facial, waxing, or lash extensions. They also offer spray tans that develop over 4 and 8 hours. So if you have plans that night, you'll be bronzed AND you can shower.

Brown Sugar Boutique

Marina folks swear by Brown Sugar for the most natural-looking tan you can get. In addition to the requisite DHA, their solution contains 25% aloe vera, vitamin E, alpha hydroxy acids, and collage amino acids. One full-body tan is $50, or get two for $75.

Go to Glow Airbrush Tan

Meagan Beshoff will expertly spray-tan you to perfection in her home studio. Or, if you find yourself in the midst of crazy packing for vacay and realize you're extra pale, she'll happily come to you. She uses an organic solution of 14% DHA, plus hydrating Argan oil and vitamin B5 for a glow that will last at least a week. If you find yourself in the Carmel area, hit up Meagan's sister, Charlotte, at Carmel Laser Aesthetics & Spa, 831.626.6228.

Benefit Cosmetics

You might think of Benefit more as an outpost for makeup and perfect brows, but they're also one of the best spray tans in town. Their newest location on Sutter, plus Sutter, Fillmore and Berkeley all have airbrush tan services.

Tan Bella

This place does tanning and only tanning, so they know their stuff. You can choose your level of tan, depending on your skin tone and whether you're going to a wedding or the Bahamas. And the best part it, their packages never expire.

Organic Shimmer The Spa

Organic Shimmer's newest location is a chic SoMa spot to get safely bronzed. Their tanning solution contains organic ingredients including aloe vera juice and green and white tea extracts. One tan, with our without bronzer, is just $25.

Pretty Parlor

Sarah LaShelle has built a stellar reputation with a decade of experience making women pretty in the Bay Area. In 2009, she opened her own place where in addition to a gorgeous bronze glow, you can also get a perfect wax, lash extensions or threading.

Bourbon Tan

Jenna Lynn Odum is Noe Valley-based, but she'll come to your home in SF for a a super-convenient spray tan service. She uses all-natural Infinity Sun products, which are used by celebrities including Jessica Alba and Giulianna Rancic.