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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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Rosangela Skin Care and Spa

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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.

Euphoria Spa NYC

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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.

Brazil Bronze Glow Bar

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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).

Gotham Glow

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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).

OC61 Salon and Spa

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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.

Acqua Beauty Bar

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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.

Shade Bar Organic Spa and Salon

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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.

O'Live Organic Spa

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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]

Rosangela Skin Care and Spa

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.

Euphoria Spa NYC

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.

Brazil Bronze Glow Bar

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).

Gotham Glow

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).

OC61 Salon and Spa

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.

Acqua Beauty Bar

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.

Shade Bar Organic Spa and Salon

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.

O'Live Organic Spa

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]