Wanting that sun glow skin? If you are looking for an even all-over sun-kissed look, without being at risk of skin cancers, a spray tan is the safest and smartest choice. We have listed the 5 best tanning salons in Wellington to make you feel amazing!
Spray tans are not linked with skin cancers. Neither are tanning lotions and mousses, however, spray tans provide a more even coverage, without the risk of blotchy patches or streaks.
Benefits of getting a spray tan:
- No UV Exposure
- Natural & Streak-Free Glow
- Time-Saving & Instant
- Boosts confidence
- Chose a shade to suit you
Before tips for a lasting tan:
- Gently exfoliate your skin.
- Take off any body lotion (moisturizer, deodorant, perfume, makeup and jewellery).
- Wear loose baggy clothing.
- Wax or shave at least a day before your spray tan.
After tips for a lasting tan:
- Leave your tan for at least 6-8 hours or overnight if possible before showering or taking a bath.
- Avoid activities that will make you sweat.
- Avoid saunas, steam rooms and chlorinated swimming pools as these luxuries promote skin exfoliation.
- After your first shower, keep your skin really well moisturised with an oil-free product. This will keep your tan looking even and natural.
Top 5 Spray Tanning Salons in Wellington
Here are 5 of the best tanning salons in Wellington:
1. Classic Tan Solarium
Google Rating: 4.2*
Address: 332 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4-499 7707
|Sunbeds||Spray Tans||Eyelash Extensions||Nails||Makeup|
|Monday – Friday -8:00am -7:00pm|
|Saturday -9:00am – 3:00pm|
|Sunday – Closed|
Classic Tan is located in Wellington Central, the tanning spa opened its doors in 1996, to provide a new standard of tanning treatments which were not previously available in Wellington, New Zealand. Originally just specialising in Tanning, Classic Tan has recently introduced Nail Art and Make-up services.
Classic tan sunbeds have tanning times that range from 12 – 25 minutes with total session periods of up to half an hour. The beds that they provide are air-cooled and each has a face tanner and a moulded perspex base which adds comfort.The tubes are changed on a programmed basis to ensure their best performance.
Customer Review: Quick in and out. Super easy to book online. I’ve been going here (using a fast stand up capsule) for a couple of years and service is always good and friendly and they are very accommodating. – Loli
2. Brazilian Secrets Beauty
Google Rating: 4.7*
Address: Featherston tower Level 1/23 Waring Taylor Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 21 156 6905
|Spray Tanning||Full Body Tan||Half Body Tan|
|Monday – Friday – 8:30am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday – 10:00am – 4:00pm|
|Sunday – Closed|
Brazilian Secrets Beauty is based at Waring Taylor Street, Te Aro, Wellington.
The tanning experts at Brazilian Secrets will match your skin type to guarantee that you have a sun kissed natural and even looking tan. If you are not too sure what after care products to buy and don’t want to go to shops and spend hours searching for the best products for you, one of Brazilian Secret’s therapists can choose the right product for you from their range of products. Whatever the tan your after whether it be an olive tan, deep tan or something that just suits you we have the answer. All the products the salon uses are healthy, natural and organic free from parabens and artificial preservatives.
Customer Review: Have been coming here for over a year now, Jasmeen is just the best! Always great conversations and laughs making me feel comfortable, but most importantly – Jasmeen takes such care of my sensitive skin!! I wouldn’t go anywhere else!! – Danielle
3. Urban Sanctuary Day Spa
Google Rating: 4.6*
Address: Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4-471 1144
|Airbrush Spray Tan||Shower And Airbrush Spray Tan||Body Glow|
|Monday – Closed|
|Tuesday – Thursday – 10:00am – 8:00pm|
|Friday & Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm|
|Sunday – Closed|
Urban Sanctuary Day Spa is An Award-winning Beauty Therapy Clinic and The Best Day Spa in Wellington Central. The tanning salon has professional therapists that are highly knowledgeable in all areas of tanning from the products, equipment, and correct aftercare for each client. The Spa offers three types of spray tan which include an airbrush spray tan which takes around 30 minutes, a shower and airbrush spray tan treatment which begins with a shower including an exfoliating mitt to prepare the skin to receive an application of airbrush tan or a body glow This treatment begins with a full body exfoliation and a shower to prepare the skin to receive an application of airbrush tan.
Customer Review: Peaceful, calming atmosphere. The minute you walk in the door you’re met with soft lighting, the beautiful smell of oils and a sense of calm. Everyone was lovely and made you feel welcome. – Lisa
4. The Finishing Touch
Google Rating: 4.3*
Address: Level 1 – Cable Car Centre, 284 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011
Telephone: +64 4-471 1469
|Full Body Tan||Half Body Tan||Muscle Tan|
|Monday – Closed|
|Tuesday – 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Wednesday & Thursday – 9:00am – 7:00pm|
|Friday – 9:00am – 6:00pm|
|Saturday – 10:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday – Closed|
The Finishing Touch is based at 284 Lambton Quay, Wellington and uses Moroccan Spray Tan for all tanning treatments and is exclusive at the salon the product is 100% Eco certified DHA which is softer and smoother on your skin.
At The Finishing touch salon they offer 2 hour and 8 hour tans, having the benefit of allowing you to tan at lunch-time for your special party later that evening.
The spray tanning process is pretty straight forward, your therapist will take you into a custom made spray-tanning room and will carry out your spray for you. The tan product that they use is violet based so there is no worrying about turning that dreaded orange colour. You will expect your tan will appear darker when first applied. This is due to the bronzer which allows the therapist to see where she is spraying, but don’t worry when you wash the tan off the next day, you will see the beautiful colour making you feel fabulous.
Customer Review: Fantastic service! Always a delight to see Kathy and the team, they’re wonderful. Clean and calm environment. Amazing tea (try the Turkish Apple!) – Harley
5. Lush Lashes
Google Rating: 5*
Address: 29A Marina Grove, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4-212 6897
|2-hour Processing Tan||8-hour Processing Tan|
|Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday & Sunday – Closed|
Lush Lashes is based at Lower Hutt and is one the best spray tanning salons in Wellington creating a natural result with even coverage at a great price.
Lush Lashes use an Australian-made tanning product called Black Magic. Black Magic creates innovative tanning products for all skin types and takes only 10 minutes to apply, you can choose between a 2 hour processing tan or an 8 hour tan. All tanning ranges are formulated with natural and organic ingredients to nourish and hydrate your skin.
Customer Review: Really friendly and great service! Love my spray tan 🙂 – Libby
The majority of skin cancers are caused by excessive UV exposure. Too much sun results in older looking skin, age spots, sunburn and an increased risk of skin cancer. While sunbeds and tanning lamps don’t result in as many skin cancers as UV exposure, they still contribute a significant amount.
Spray tans are the best and healthiest way to get that golden glow that you desire. All of the 5 tanning salons that we have mentioned are some of the best salons in Wellington which will leave you feeling amazing!