airbrush tanning

Boston’s North End

142 Commercial Street, Suite C-2

Boston, MA 02109

Hours: Tues.-Fri. 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. and Mon. by appointment only
Closed Sundays

(617) 418-0044


What is Airbrush Tanning?

Airbrush tanning is the safe and healthy way to tan without the effects of harmful U/V rays. In Airbrush tanning, the tanning solution is applied directly to the skin by a technician using a compressor and airbrush system.

How Long Will It Last?

A typical tan lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on the aftercare attention and the general nature of a person’s skin.

How Long Does it Take?

The process will take about 20 minutes from beginning to end. This includes preparation, the application of the tanning solution and the drying process.

What is the Solution?

The tanning solutions contain the active ingredient Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which interacts with the keratin protein in the surface skin layer to produce a bronzing effect. The color of your skin will continue to darken after the initial application and will reach its maximum color in 8-10 hours. The solution has a bronzer that provides an immediate tan to help the technician to spray an even and complete tan. This bronzer will wash off when showering after the 8-10 hour period.

What is DHA?

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a common sugar derived from vegetable sources, often from sugar beets or sugar cane. DHA is safe on the skin and will not affect the melanin or natural skin pigment.



Full Body: $45


5 Sessions....................................$200

5 Student/Senior Sessions................$175

Bridal Package

Bridal Party Receives Discounted Rate
and Bride is Free of Charge.

pre-tan instructions

  • Eight hours before your session be sure to shower, exfoliate (with a non-oil based soap*) and shave/wax. This will allow even coverage and help extend your tan to its full potential.
  • Bring or wear loose fitting clothing and what you would like to be sprayed in. The bronzer may rub off onto your clothing but will wash out of most fabrics. Avoid silks and nylons.
  • Do not wear make-up, moisturizer or deoderant to the session. Natural Glow will provide make-up remover and wash cloths if needed.
  • Remove all jewerly and contact lenses.

post-tan instructions

  • After tanning wear loose fitting clothing for at least 6-8 hours.
  • Avoid water and activity that promotes sweating.
  • Wait 8-10 hours before showering. Many people prefer to wait until the next day, going to bed with the un-rinsed tan still on the skin and showering in the morning.
  • When showering use a moisturing body wash* to help keep the skin moist. Avoid any scrubbing or exfoliating in the shower, that will remove or lighten the tan.
  • After drying, apply moisturizer* while the skin is still damp. Apply a few times a day if possible to keep the skin moist.
  • Some people use a tan maintainer* to minimize fading on certain parts of the body. Some also use a spray tan product* at home for in between visits or to darken a fading tan.

*Products are available in the salon.

getting there

Public Transportation


Boston’s North End

142 Commercial Street, Suite C-2

Boston, MA 02109

(617) 418-0044