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Get Glowing: A Guide to NYC's Best Spray Tan Salons

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We're finally at that stage of spring where you can leave the jacket at home and throw on a miniskirt without fear of goosebumps—but now maybe you're afraid of how pasty you look after this prolonged winter. You could pull out that bottle of lotion that claims to gradually build a faux glow with regular use...or, you could play it safe and leave it to the professionals.

Below, we've rounded up eight of the city's best spots to get a spray tan, including their price tag and whether they offer organic formulas. Excluded are places that still offer harmful tanning beds as an option, because not damaging your health sounds like a good idea to us.

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1. Rosangela Skin Care and Spa

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1200 Lexington Ave, New York
NY, 10028
(212) 861-0826
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Head to the Upper East Side to get spritzed with Rosangela's sugar cane formula. A full-body tan goes for $55, and you can drop an extra $20 if you want to go really dark.

2. Euphoria Spa NYC

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18 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-5925
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Tribeca's top spot for a fake bake is just one of the several treatments available in this full-service salon. A 15-minute spray is $75, or ask about upgrading to the "Diamond Tan" for a bit more.

3. Brazil Bronze Glow Bar

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580 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431-0077
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This Soho spot was the first salon in the city to specialize in spray tans back in 2002, and all those years of practice have kept them at the top of their game. Choices here range from your basic spray session ($60) to those that hydrate your skin ($75), subtly define muscles ($80), or even camouflage cellulite ($80).

4. Gotham Glow

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1123 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 592-0368
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Sitting high above the wholesale shops that line this stretch of Broadway is a Goop-approved spray tan spot. A full body tan is $75, while a pack of five sessions goes for $325 (they make house calls, too).

5. OC61 Salon and Spa

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33 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
Hair stylist to the stars Louise O'Connor also offers the luxe Suvara organic spray tan at her salon located just around the corner from Barney's, where a custom blend of color recently went for $88.

6. Acqua Beauty Bar

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7 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4329
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Take your tanning to the spa treatment-level here with a 60-minute Bronze Leafing, which includes an exfoliation and tinting with botanical creams for $110. Pressed for money and/or time? Go for the standard 15-minute airbrush service for $65.

7. Shade Bar Organic Spa and Salon

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36-05 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11105
(718) 278-7892
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As its name suggest, this full-service Queens salon is only spraying you with a safe, water-soluble solution that doesn't have crazy chemicals. A full-body airbrush goes for $55, or you could get a pack of four for $140 to use over three months.

8. O'Live Organic Spa

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112 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 674-2424
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The organic airbrush tan at this holistic wellness center includes aloe vera and green tea extract and includes optional scent add-ons like sweet almond and coconut. A full body session is $68, but you can reduce the price per tan by picking up a package or becoming a spa member.[Photo]

1. Rosangela Skin Care and Spa

1200 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10028
Head to the Upper East Side to get spritzed with Rosangela's sugar cane formula. A full-body tan goes for $55, and you can drop an extra $20 if you want to go really dark.
1200 Lexington Ave, New York
NY, 10028

2. Euphoria Spa NYC

18 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013
Tribeca's top spot for a fake bake is just one of the several treatments available in this full-service salon. A 15-minute spray is $75, or ask about upgrading to the "Diamond Tan" for a bit more.
18 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013

3. Brazil Bronze Glow Bar

580 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
This Soho spot was the first salon in the city to specialize in spray tans back in 2002, and all those years of practice have kept them at the top of their game. Choices here range from your basic spray session ($60) to those that hydrate your skin ($75), subtly define muscles ($80), or even camouflage cellulite ($80).
580 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

4. Gotham Glow

1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010
Sitting high above the wholesale shops that line this stretch of Broadway is a Goop-approved spray tan spot. A full body tan is $75, while a pack of five sessions goes for $325 (they make house calls, too).
1123 Broadway
New York, NY 10010

5. OC61 Salon and Spa

33 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
Hair stylist to the stars Louise O'Connor also offers the luxe Suvara organic spray tan at her salon located just around the corner from Barney's, where a custom blend of color recently went for $88.
33 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

6. Acqua Beauty Bar

7 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003
Take your tanning to the spa treatment-level here with a 60-minute Bronze Leafing, which includes an exfoliation and tinting with botanical creams for $110. Pressed for money and/or time? Go for the standard 15-minute airbrush service for $65.
7 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

7. Shade Bar Organic Spa and Salon

36-05 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105
As its name suggest, this full-service Queens salon is only spraying you with a safe, water-soluble solution that doesn't have crazy chemicals. A full-body airbrush goes for $55, or you could get a pack of four for $140 to use over three months.
36-05 Ditmars Boulevard
Astoria, NY 11105

8. O'Live Organic Spa

112 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
The organic airbrush tan at this holistic wellness center includes aloe vera and green tea extract and includes optional scent add-ons like sweet almond and coconut. A full body session is $68, but you can reduce the price per tan by picking up a package or becoming a spa member.[Photo]
112 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010