Best for: Those not looking to break the bank.
Tanning specialists Sienna X are renowned for their excellent tanning options, from at-home products to in-house spray tans. Sienna offer spray tans nationwide with therapists based in salons and mobile. You can check for your nearest here. All tans are from £25.00.
Best for: Those who can't stand the smell of fake tan.
Here at GLAMOUR HQ, we are big fans of Xen-Tan's at-home tanning products. The brand's signature spray tan is equally as impressive. Used by the likes of Drew Barrymore, the tan has a light texture and rather pleasant sweet vanilla fragrance. Xen-Tan's formula is also incredibly streak-free and very moisturising, which is a pretty big deal in the tanning world.
Prices start from £25.00, available from leading salons nationwide, UK and Ireland. For stockist information visit www.xen-tan.co.uk/locator.
JULES VON HEP FOR ISLE OF PARADISE
Best for: The girl on the go.
Jules has been tanning celebrities for years, so when the time came for him to launch his very own tanning brand, we jumped at the chance to try it.
Isle of Paradise is the first colour-correcting tan, and comes in three colours (orange, green and purple) to suit your skin tone and bronzing needs. Beauty Writer Sam tried out the 'green' spray tan to give her a Tahitian-glow and also counteract the redness in her chest.
Despite the colour-coding, the tan formulas apply clear, so Sam was able to head back to work, attend meetings and go about her day without anyone catching a whiff of fake tan smell, or seeing her skin turn brown before their very eyes. It was only once she was on her way home six hours later that she noticed her skin was slowly turning a beautiful shade of bronze, and that's how it stayed once it reached the eight-hour mark and was washed off.
Best for: First-timers.
The GLAMOUR girls were lucky enough to try out the amazing spray tans by James Read at the Studio in Harvey Nichols, ahead of our GLAMOUR women of the year awards. It's safe to say we were pretty impressed with the results. It was even our Editorial Assistant's first time in a spray tanning booth, and the experience had her hooked for life! The uber-friendly staff will offer you two tanning options: The Destination tan and the James Read tan. We recommend the more subtle James Read tan, which can be layered up until you are happy with the shade.
For bookings and more information, call 020 7201 9606 or [email protected]
Best for: A natural looking tan.
There are several serious advantages to the Vita Liberata spray tan experience. First, the formula contains organic extracts that condition and nourish skin. Secondly, the flash dry effect that the tans have mean you can redress immediately. Last, but certainly not least, is the fact that the tan is mostly odourless, meaning you will never leave the salon smelling like biscuits (we promise).
Coming in a range of shades, the tan lasts 4-7 days and fades into a natural tan, so no blotchiness will appear. It contains no toxins or parabens, and so is beneficial to skin rather than harmful. Our Online Editor is a big fan of this natural-looking spray tan.
The tan is available at Benefit Boutiques nationwide RRP £20 (can vary per Boutique).
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Best for: Those pushed for time.
Fake Bake are experts in tanning, and their spray tans are some of the best on offer. As well as the original self-tanning experience, Fake Bake now also offer a 60-minute unique option. This is uniquely activated in water when the guide colour is washed off 1-2 hours later. 6-8 hours on and your skin will have developed a natural looking tan and great glow.
What's especially impressive about Fake Bake's original spray tan is how quickly it is done. Just 7 minutes being sprayed and you are good to go! Just don't be alarmed when wearing the tan overnight as it darkens (a lot!) gradually, but results in a perfect glow when the guide colour is washed off.
Many salons use Fake Bake as their preferred tanning brand. Phone 08448 56 57 58 or email [email protected] to find one near you. Prices for professional spray tans start at £15.00 but are at the discretion of the individual salon.
Best for: Beginners and tan-a-phobes.
A piece about the best spray tans would not be the same without St Tropez. The tanning experts offer a spray tan that is flawless every time, and is great for beginners. The entire process takes 15 minutes, and the spray is quick-drying, meaning no awkward waiting around naked before you can re-dress! It also features fragrance technology, which eliminates the horrible biscuit-y smell associated with tanning by a minimum of 70%.
St.Tropez is available through salons and mobile therapists all over the UK. To find your nearest therapist, simply enter your postcode at http://www.sttropeztan.co.uk/locator/. Prices start from £25.00.
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