Your Official Guide to L.A.'s Best Spray-Tan Salons

Amanda Montell
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There are certain measures we beauty lovers take to wake up looking as close to flawless as possible: eyelash extensions, eyebrow embroidery, low-maintenance haircuts. Airbrush tanning is just another one of those ways to roll out of bed feeling just a little bit more like Beyoncé.

We’re not talking about the orange spray tans that decorated every red carpet and school dance in the early 2000s. The spray tans of today are subtler and more strategic. According to Spray di Sole founder Svetlana Feller, an airbrush tan not only adds a sunkissed glow to your skin but can also be used to camouflage cellulite, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. You can also contour your entire body with airbrush tanner (abs, arms, collarbones) to trick everyone into thinking you’ve been making the most of your ClassPass subscription.

But not all spray tans are top quality. It can be tricky to know where to go to ensure the best experience and results. So we editors went on a mission to nail down the very best places to get a spray tan, starting at the home of Byrdie HQ: Los Angeles. The studios we found offer long-lasting spray tans that look natural and are personally applied by lovely, skilled airbrush artists.

Read on to find our recommendations for the six best spray-tan salons in L.A.

Want to try a DIY sunless tanner? Check out our favorite self-tanning products!

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