Custom Airbrush Spray Tan (handheld)

Tanning occurs when the skin produces pigment to protect itself from UV rays and permanent skin damage. In airbrush tanning, the tanning solution is applied by a technician using a compressor and airbrush. These tanning solutions contain the active ingredient DHA that reacts with the outer layer of skin to produce a bronzing effect, similar to what a traditional tan does. It must be emphasized that the pigments resulting from an airbrush tan do not provide UV protection. For most solutions, the color of the skin will continue to darken after the initial application, and the maximum color is reached within about a 4-8 hour period (exactly what to expect from a particular tanning solution will be specified on the website and/or the solution directions). Typical solutions also have a bronzer that provides an immediate tan effect and helps the technician to distinguish areas of the skin that have solution already applied. The majority of this bronzer will be washed off when showering after application.  Island Glow created our very own sunless solution for our clients that has a violet undertone that delivers a natural deep mocha chocolate tan.  Our formula contains no nut oils, slight lemongrass scent, skin tightening bonus, gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan, organic ingredients and animal cruelty-free.

This service takes a little more time (to customize) and requires an appointment but the results are so worth it!

Airbrush Spray Tans start at $30-50

Automated Airbrush Spray Tan (VersaSpa and Mystic)

VersaSpa® PRO Spray Tan System  and Mystic HD provides a premium spray tanning experience with 2 spray nozzles for even full-body coverage. The open booth provides a warm environment that is comfortably heated an easy and relaxing experience, resulting in a beautiful tan.

  • All tanning solutions are infused with marine algae to detoxify, firm, and rejuvenate skin

  • Breakthrough technology helps eliminate skin-odor

  • Hydrate and extend your tan with Moisturizer options

  • Gluten Free • Paraben Free • Cruelty Free • Non-Comedogenic

  • See below an example of Level 1-3 as well as Double Dark  (photo credit VersaSpa)

Walk-ins welcome or book appointment online if you do not want to wait.

VersaSpa Spray Tans start at $25-40

Level 1 Light

Level 2 Medium

Level 3 Dark

Double Dark

How to achieve the Perfect Spray Tan

​Shave and Exfoliate well the night at least 48hrs before the day of your tan. You can shave the morning of your spray tan.  Be sure to wait at least 4 hours after your shower before your spray tan.

Do not have lotion or oily residue on your skin the day of your tan because it can create a barrier to the spray tan.  Remove makeup and deodorants prior to your tan.

Make sure to get manicures, pedicures, or spa treatments before your appointment, and arrive for your tan without any oily residue or lotion on your skin. If you are getting a pedicure immediately before your tan, we suggest asking them to not use lotion on your legs.

Bring your swimsuit, underwear, or other garments to wear during your session. Your garments will get spray on them, so please wear items that you do not mind getting bronzer on. If you do not have any of these items, we provide disposable undergarments free of charge. Many of our clients choose to tan topless to minimize tan lines. Our staff is professional and discreet, and will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable during your session. You can wear as much or as little as you’d like. 

Bronzer will wash out of clothes, but for safety’s sake, we suggest wearing dark clothing or clothing you won’t mind getting a tan with you.


Be sure to bring loose fitting, darker colored clothing and flip-flops to wear after your session. Tight clothing can rub off the bronzer and create streaking. If it is raining, please wear loose pants and a jacket.

DO NOT GET WET for at least 4-8 hours after your appointment (based on what your spray tan artist advises). You  must not SWEAT, SHOWER, GET RAINED ON, or SWIM.  If you get wet, it can halt the DHA development process and cause streaking. Our preference is that you wait at least 8-10 hours to shower, but we strongly suggest not showering before 4-8 hours. 

When you shower will notice ‘tan’ running down the drain during your first shower.  This is normal…it is the cosmetic “instant bronze” color washing away as it is designed to do, leaving you with a beautiful bronze glow underneath!

Use only a warm water rinse shower after your spray tan for about 2 minutes until the bronzer has washed off (water turns clear).

Be sure to MOISTURIZE after your first shower!  The key to a beautiful, long lasting tan is super-moist skin. We carry a great selection of tan extending moisturizers and can recommend a product specifically for your skin type.

We recommend you use our Bath/Shave Bar to use for regular showers and shaving followed up with our Body Butter twice daily to deliver mega hydration to the skin which makes the tan color darker and last longer.  We also suggest applying our Tan Extender Lotion starting on Day 3-4 to lock in the dark color of your tan and keep applying every other night to extend the life of your spray tan.


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Changing the Sunless World, One Tan At A Time

Tues - Thurs: 10am to 7pm

Fri: 10am to 4pm

Sat: 10am to 2pm

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