With the seasons heating up, it’s time to bring back your spring wardrobe and start showing some skin! But with Auckland’s temperamental weather, many of us are still looking a little pale after being bundled up in winter clothes for so long. Spray tans are the best and fastest way to bring that sun-kissed look back into your life, but how do you know that you won’t end up looking like an oompa loompa? Lucky for you, we’ve put together our favourite Auckland-based spray tanners for natural and even looking tans that won’t leave you disappointed…
TAN IN THE CITY 3 Norana Avenue, Remuera
Tucked away in a small salon in Remuera, Tan In The City uses international brand Black Magic tan, and offers both 8 hour and fast tanning options. The franchise sells all products used, and also provides tanning training – so you can be guaranteed that these ladies know exactly what they’re doing. Not only that, they also provide mobile tans which start at $60 and become cheaper for group tans. With a promise of ‘no orange and no bad tan stories’, there’s the added bonus that they’re open Monday-Saturday and provide lunch time specials so you can easily fit a tan into your busy workday.
For those living in the CBD, Ponsonby tan is just a stones throw away and use beloved Australia brand, Bondi Sands. Bondi Sands is known to hydrate and nourish the skin, leaving you with a longer lasting and even tan. Open Tuesday-Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays. They provide medium, dark or ultra dark tans, as well as special prices for students and weddings. We especially love their unlimited tan deals, which allow for unlimited tans over the course of one month or three months for a discounted price.
Specialising in eco-friendly tans, Loft Beauty in Mt Eden uses both Minx tanning products as well as Black Magic. With a range of customised colours to fit your needs, they are dedicated to providing a natural, safe and bronzed look. Loft Beauty also provides other beauty treatments under one roof, including waxing, facials, brow and lash tinting and more – so you can get all your beauty needs fulfilled in one place. They also provide a fantastic pre-paid 6 tan option which is great for those months when you need a weekly tan for all of your events.
VIRTUE SWIM Three Lamps Arcade Shop 8/283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Virtue Swim specialises in great tans using primarily natural products. They use both Skinny Tan and BrownAllYear which are both made with organic and natural ingredients. Skinny Tan is a natural formula that is not only streak-free, but also helps to fight against cellulite – and it doesn’t have the strong smell that some other tanning agents do. BrownAllYear is made right here in New Zealand, and it’s organic ingredients mean that you can still enjoy a sun-kissed look while pregnant or lactating. Virtue also provides ‘pay for 4 get one free’ specials and offers both 4 hour and 8 hour options.
Verdo may be known for being a nail salon, but they have just as much precision when it comes to spray tans. Based in a beautiful salon, Verdo uses Black Magic Spray Tan which lasts around 7-10 days. The salon provides a glowing tan using only natural ingredients, conveniently located in the heart of Parnell. Verdo also provides other services such as cosmetic tattooing, hair and makeup services and eyebrow waxing and tinting. Open Monday-Friday and then every second week on Tuesdays-Saturday, the convenience of Verdo makes it a regular for us.