With all of the news about skin cancer, we know that the most important thing to do is to protect our skin. So what do you do when you still want that glow? Spray tanning (or airbrush tanning) is a healthier alternative to a natural tan. Using various formulas, spray tanning essentially stains the skin, creating a coat of even color that lasts for about a week. Since the color is applied with an airbrushing machine, it goes on more evenly than self-tanners and minimizes streaks and splotches. Check out one of these salons to get an even, bronze glow for any occasion.

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Glow Body & Sun
2804 E. 6th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 202-5259

This salon offers organic, chemical free spray tanning solution for a natural, healthy glow. The salon is neat and clean, and the products don’t give off that chemical odor that some sunless tanning products have. Specializing in individuals, small groups and parties, this is a fun outing for a bridal party. The employees at Glow Body & Sun are experienced and will make sure that you leave with an even glow. They are also experts at making customers feel comfortable instead of awkward while being sprayed.

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Bronzed Denver Airbrush Tanning
740 E. 18th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 984-1484

With reasonable pricing and organic tanning solution, Bronzed Denver is perfect for anyone who wants a UV-free alternative to tanning. Customers can choose whether they want to go dark or subtle. Their products are not streaky and will not leave you looking like a carrot. They are also odorless, so you won’t smell like chemicals. The staff at Bronzed Denver do their best to make customers feel comfortable, even going so far as to offer refreshments, hair ties and any other accessories that will make the tanning process go more smoothly.

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Guiltless Glow
2009 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-3179

Founded by a skin cancer survivor, Guiltless Glow offers a full beauty studio for a new you. This airbrush technique looks natural and healthy, and the owner makes sure that customers leave satisfied with their result. Guiltless Glow occasionally offers new customer discounts and other pricing specials, so stop by if you are new to the spray tan and want to try it out. In addition to spray tanning, Guiltless Glow also offers teeth whitening, eyelash extensions and makeup applications, so you can get a makeover after you tan.

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Sinless Sun Airbrush Tanning Studio
2445 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 232-4321

With tanning solutions that also protect and soothe your skin, this airbrush tanning studio offers a natural, healthy glow that will leave you looking radiant. Their tans fade naturally, so you won’t end up looking splotchy and odd. Visit Sinless Sun before any event in which you want a glow. This studio also offers a line of skin care products to help exfoliate and moisturize, which will allow you to get the best result. They also offer waxing services.

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So You Boutique
3375 E. Ellsworth Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 443-1648

Located in the Asteria Salon in Cherry Creek, this salon offers both in-house and mobile spray tanning appointments. This is a good option for people who may not be comfortable being in their skivvies in a public place. You can feel more comfortable in the privacy of your own home while getting a spray tan. Offering even and natural looking results, this salon will not leave you orange or streaky. This salon is known for making people feel relaxed, which is good, because the spray tanning process can be intimidating. Mobile services are available to anyone in the Denver/Boulder metro area.

Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.