Whatever the occasion, we've rounded up the best tanning studios in Sydney to ensure you keep that gorgeously bronzed summer sheen all year-round.
Hands down one of the best tans in Sydney, Tan Temple do flawless tans from head to toe – starting from $55 for a full body. A quick scroll through their Instagram will show you a plethora of famous faces who frequent Tan Temple for a touch of colour. The newly installed Champagne Lounge is perfect for a group tanning session and for group bookings of four or more people you’ll score a free bottle of bubbles to kick the proceedings off.
140 Curlewis Street, Bondi
Carefully mixing tones to find your ideal shade, every session at Colour Me Bronze is customised to ensure that you’ll look your absolute best for your next occasion. With 3D and 4D Advanced Contour spray tanning, the team will define your cheekbones, collarbones, décolletage, legs and torso to give your body an instantly toned look. Prices for a single spray start at $40 and the studio also offers mobile spray tans if you’d prefer the treatment in the comfort of your own home.
178a Penshurst Street, Willoughby
Streak-free and strictly using top quality tanning products, Ciao Bella takes the utmost care to provide a consistent all over tan that has been carefully matched to your natural tones. Starting from $40, drop in for a golden spray tan after indulging in a very sensible full body exfoliation ($60) to remove excess cell build up and prep your skin perfectly for a fantastic spray tan. Ciao Bella also provides sugaring treatments, which are a fabulous substitute to waxing.
1/ 2-8 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills
Every product used at Glow By Beca is 100% natural and rich in vitamins and organic oils designed to hydrate your skin as its tans. Odourless and non-sticky, Beca’s fast drying tan is chocolate based with a rosehip oil, macadamia oil and shea butter infusion to nourish your skin, allowing for a much more even and natural looking tan. If you’re short on time you can order the Glow By Beca tan mousse or tan extender to get you through to your next visit.
34 Oxford Street, Paddington
The team at Glow Bar is a godsend for advocates of the year-round tan. Lasting from 5-10 days, Glow Bar’s spray tan is $49 for a full body spray and $65 for a double coat – to really get prepped for your first beach appearance come spring time. You can also opt for the pre-paid Glowing x 3, x 5 or x 1- packages will save you considerable coin if you know you’ll be needing a few more visits in the future.
151 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
Taking a holistic approach to beauty, the team at The Paddington Beauty Room maintain high standards across their treatments, with a particularly stellar spray tan that will have heads turning. Using renowned St Tropez spray tan, the quality and longevity of your tan is never in question. For $45 a new summery shade is yours, and with treatments using Dermalogica and La Prairie products you’ll no doubt be tempted to extend your visit for a little more pampering.
212 Glenmore Road, Paddington
Using purpose built, bespoke equipment to ensure that clients can achieve that ‘real sun tan’ look, Bronzalicious is a dependable favourite for locals in need of a little skin TLC. They use a Spraytonics gun with compressed air to apply the tan rather than a turbine gun, ensuring that the tan is applied with an immaculately airbrushed finish in a much more efficient timeframe. Bronzalicious also offer waxing, tinting, corrective style massage, skin and body treatments.
4/196 Military Road, Neutral Bay
With a consultation included in every spray tanning treatment, your specialist will determine the perfect product and hue for you. A full body ($45), half body ($30) or face ($10) spray tan is available for you to select in keeping with your social diary and season. Be sure to check out the pre-paid multi-pass options for 3, 5 or 10 tanning session. The Parlour Room is equally renowned for their creative nail art as well as pristine manicure and pedicure treatments.
216 Clovelly Road, Randwick
Beach babe bliss, this salon in Paddington has the natural, healthily bronzed look downpat. Upon arrival you’ll be treated to a glass of bubbly while your personalised formula prescription is created and then applied with a state-of-the-art airbrush for a super light, long lasting tan. A full body spray starts at $49 but be sure to check their site for specials, their Happy Hour special currently includes a custom airbrush tan for $35 in off-peak times during the winter – we’ll race you to there!
378 Oxford Street, Paddington
Using Bondi Sands and St Tropez Spray Tanning Systems, the Face & Body Clinic is adored by Northern Beaches locals. Taking only 10 to 15 minutes to apply, the full body spray tan (from $40 for first application) will have you looking like a sun kissed beach goddess whatever the season. With a host of skin treatments, hair removal, massage, needling, microdermabrasion and more, you’ll be well looked after in all respects – their sunburn treatment using an aloe-based Body Wrap is your summer saving grace.
13/1 Wentworth Street, Manly