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Our weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90. Whether you're in the market for a new manicurist or you want to try your luck at getting faux bronzed, we'll tell you where to go.


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A lucky few got to rendezvous in warmer locales this spring, so if you've successfully obtained and kept up a sun-kissed tan, kudos. For the rest of us, a healthy glow can pose a challenge without succumbing to the sun's harmful UV rays or running the risk of streaks suited for a zebra. Finding the right spray tan is daunting, but don't even think twice about standing nearly naked in front of a stranger at one of these five salons. Each makes sunless tanning a breeze, even if you're uncomfortably feeling one.


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1. Natural Glow

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142 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 418-0044
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This North End salon is solely dedicated to the custom airbrush tan, with a full body application for $45. Alternately, you can just hone in on specific areas for a refresh (all very fairly priced) including upper body for $25, legs for $20, and face/neck for $10. [Photo]

2. G2O Spa & Salon

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278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2220
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For the full-service spa experience, G2O's menu includes a "Spa Tan" ($125, 60 minutes) where a body polish and Swiss shower treatment precede the mist-free custom spray tan application. Just want the faux glow? The 15 minute treatment runs $45, with a 10 minute, legs-only option for $35—great for anyone who spends most of the week behind a desk and wants to balance out color. [Photo]

3. Femme Fatale

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464 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 265-3990
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Amy Holman has built a clientele at this convenient Back Bay salon, using the popular Infinity Sun line. Her offerings include full and half body airbrush sprays ($60 and $25 respectively) with $15 add-ons like shimmer and anti-aging formulas. [Photo]

4. Perfect Tan

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1030 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 713-0598
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Now that spring semester is over, Allston's Perfect Tan won't be packed with the co-ed, spring break crowd—making this the right time to swoop in for a custom spray. New customers pay just $90 for 3 airbrush tans. [Photo]

5. Blush Organic Sunless Tanning

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562 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-4067
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A ride to Wellesley is well-worth the effort if Christina Kauffman's organic sunless tanning formula is involved. In addition to working on exclusive solutions with MA-based Aviva Labs, Blush offers a service menu of various speed formulas ranging from $45 to $65 for a full body tan. [Photo]

1. Natural Glow

142 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109
This North End salon is solely dedicated to the custom airbrush tan, with a full body application for $45. Alternately, you can just hone in on specific areas for a refresh (all very fairly priced) including upper body for $25, legs for $20, and face/neck for $10. [Photo]
142 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

2. G2O Spa & Salon

278 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
For the full-service spa experience, G2O's menu includes a "Spa Tan" ($125, 60 minutes) where a body polish and Swiss shower treatment precede the mist-free custom spray tan application. Just want the faux glow? The 15 minute treatment runs $45, with a 10 minute, legs-only option for $35—great for anyone who spends most of the week behind a desk and wants to balance out color. [Photo]
278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Femme Fatale

464 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Amy Holman has built a clientele at this convenient Back Bay salon, using the popular Infinity Sun line. Her offerings include full and half body airbrush sprays ($60 and $25 respectively) with $15 add-ons like shimmer and anti-aging formulas. [Photo]
464 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

4. Perfect Tan

1030 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Now that spring semester is over, Allston's Perfect Tan won't be packed with the co-ed, spring break crowd—making this the right time to swoop in for a custom spray. New customers pay just $90 for 3 airbrush tans. [Photo]
1030 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

5. Blush Organic Sunless Tanning

562 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
A ride to Wellesley is well-worth the effort if Christina Kauffman's organic sunless tanning formula is involved. In addition to working on exclusive solutions with MA-based Aviva Labs, Blush offers a service menu of various speed formulas ranging from $45 to $65 for a full body tan. [Photo]
562 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482