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Where to Get a Spray Tan in Miami

Sometimes you just need to get glowin'.

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No one's ever described Miami as a pasty city, and no one ever will. It's not uncommon to hear bright-eyed tourists exclaim, "Everyone's so tan here!" But we have a bit of news for you, folks: it's not all real.

We do a good job of making it seem like all we do is sit under palm trees all day tanning our bums, but let's be real here: we have jobs. Ain't nobody got time to lay out for a few hours each day to achieve a perfect glow. But we have found one, healthier-than-skin-cancer way to keep our tawny reputation at bay: the miracle of a spray tan.

Listed below are 11 of Miami's best places to get a spray tan, whether you want to get glowing in under five minutes or you want an airbrush artist to contour every inch of your skin. Check them out, and let us know if you have any to add in the comments.

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1. Solea Beauty Lounge

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18140 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
There are two bronzing options at Solea Beauty Lounge. First, you could opt for the Mystic Tan experience, which immerses you in a heated spray tan booth that covers you from your forehead to your toes. Or, you could splurge a bit more and have one of Solea's tanning specialists airbrush your tan onto you. This beauty spa also offers plenty of other services like body treatments, facials and medical treatments. [Photo: Solea Beauty Lounge]

2. Glowing Gold Tanning Spa

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734 W 49th St
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 826-4653
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Glowing Gold's specialty is bronzing body builders, but it doesn't mean you can't get a subtle hue here. It uses the Versa Spa system, which is a machine that sprays out a descent bronze color and all you have to do is follow a very detailed instruction guide. They also have personalized spray tan services if the whole machine thing turns you off, and an entire rack of cheeky Colombian bikinis, because nothing looks better with a tan than a tiny tie-string bottom. [Photo]

3. Doral Tanning Zone

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10363 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 513-3333
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When the Miss Universe contestants needed to top off their glow for this year's pageant, many headed to Doral Tanning Zone. This salon specializes in airbrush spray tans and teeth whitening which, you might say, is Hollywood's favorite contrast. There's the option of getting a full body tan, a half body, or tanning just your face, and to ensure that you always look your darkest, there's a 5 session package for $190.

4. Sobe Tan By Fabiola, Spray Tan

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1680 Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0221
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Fabiola is the spray tan guru of Miami, having bronzed the bodies of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Damon, to name a few. You can choose the shade you'd like, which is then airbrushed on to you by either Fabiola or one of her trained artists, using only organic products. There's even an option to solely do your face, which saves you from the tedious daily process of pounding it with bronzer. [Photo]

5. Valet Tan

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731 6th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(347) 824-9867
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Can't bare the thought of stepping outside in translucent skin? Valet Tans' Falen Whipple will bronze you within the comfort of your own home or hotel room. She literally paints the color onto you, using an organic spray that doesn't smell or streak. She's worked on models, celebrities music artists, and the entire staff at Barry's Bootcamp, and can practically meet you anywhere in town, from Bal Harbour to Cutler Ridge. [Photo: Valet Tan]

6. Forever Tan

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284 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 856-8844
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Forever Tan will give you the healthiest tan on this side of the equator. The salon uses 100 percent organic ingredients in its tanning formula, which is then applied by a technician who airbrushes it onto your body in perfect strokes. You can even get a touch up the next day for $10 or a set of eyelash extensions to really amp up your glam factor. [Photo: Forever Tan]

7. Planet Beach Plantation

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6957 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-9772
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Planet Beach offers three different services. The first is a mystic spray tan, which is good if you're short on time because it works in seconds. The second option is its auto bronzer, which allows you to pick from three tanning levels and follow some easy voice instructions. Lastly, there's the tried and true air brushed tan, which tailors your bronze exactly to your body. There are locations in Pinecrest, Doral, Plantation and Weston, and Planet Beach recently signed a contract with LA Fitness, so there could be popping up at your local gym. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Boca Tanning Club

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5600 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 722-2826
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With additional locations in Brickell, South Beach and Pembroke Pines, Boca Tanning offers both sunless spray tanning in a machine and with an airbrush. The machine not only mists out color on you, but also moisturizes and firms. Simply choose how intense you want it before you enter, and follow Boca Tanning Club's super easy step-by-step guide to ensure your tan comes out even.

9. Solar Intoxication

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3301 NE 1st Ave Ste 103
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 220-5221
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The only bit of white you'll see at Midtown's Solar Intoxication is the color on the walls and minimalistic furniture. This salon also uses the VersaSpa system, which sweeps you with forehead to toe color in just under five minutes. Solar Intoxication also offers airbrush tanning, however you should definitely call ahead to make an appointment. [Photo]

10. Très Chic Beauty Bar

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5880 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(917) 428-3134
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Tres Chic Beauty Bar is known primarily for its eyelash extensions, however you can also walk out of this Collins Avenue beauty studio with a perfectly contoured and bronzed body. The salon uses Infinity Sun tanning system, which delivers a bronze glow, not orange, and even delivers antioxidants to your body. Yep, we'll take some of that.

11. Spray Nation Tan

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1370 Washington Ave Ste 211
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 838-0084
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Your spray tan artist may be one of the only people in the world who sees you practically naked, so you'd better make sure you feel comfortable. Thankfully, Mariana McCarthy, founder of Spray Nation Tan, does just that as she paints on your perfect shade using an organic formula that she spent years developing. Prices range from $15 to $85, but if you absolutely need to get glowing, Spray Nation offers a $40 "Tan Tuesday" special.

1. Solea Beauty Lounge

18140 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
There are two bronzing options at Solea Beauty Lounge. First, you could opt for the Mystic Tan experience, which immerses you in a heated spray tan booth that covers you from your forehead to your toes. Or, you could splurge a bit more and have one of Solea's tanning specialists airbrush your tan onto you. This beauty spa also offers plenty of other services like body treatments, facials and medical treatments. [Photo: Solea Beauty Lounge]
18140 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

2. Glowing Gold Tanning Spa

734 W 49th St, Hialeah, FL 33012
Glowing Gold's specialty is bronzing body builders, but it doesn't mean you can't get a subtle hue here. It uses the Versa Spa system, which is a machine that sprays out a descent bronze color and all you have to do is follow a very detailed instruction guide. They also have personalized spray tan services if the whole machine thing turns you off, and an entire rack of cheeky Colombian bikinis, because nothing looks better with a tan than a tiny tie-string bottom. [Photo]
734 W 49th St
Hialeah, FL 33012

3. Doral Tanning Zone

10363 NW 41st St, Doral, FL 33178
When the Miss Universe contestants needed to top off their glow for this year's pageant, many headed to Doral Tanning Zone. This salon specializes in airbrush spray tans and teeth whitening which, you might say, is Hollywood's favorite contrast. There's the option of getting a full body tan, a half body, or tanning just your face, and to ensure that you always look your darkest, there's a 5 session package for $190.
10363 NW 41st St
Doral, FL 33178

4. Sobe Tan By Fabiola, Spray Tan

1680 Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fabiola is the spray tan guru of Miami, having bronzed the bodies of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Matt Damon, to name a few. You can choose the shade you'd like, which is then airbrushed on to you by either Fabiola or one of her trained artists, using only organic products. There's even an option to solely do your face, which saves you from the tedious daily process of pounding it with bronzer. [Photo]
1680 Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Valet Tan

731 6th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Can't bare the thought of stepping outside in translucent skin? Valet Tans' Falen Whipple will bronze you within the comfort of your own home or hotel room. She literally paints the color onto you, using an organic spray that doesn't smell or streak. She's worked on models, celebrities music artists, and the entire staff at Barry's Bootcamp, and can practically meet you anywhere in town, from Bal Harbour to Cutler Ridge. [Photo: Valet Tan]
731 6th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Forever Tan

284 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130
Forever Tan will give you the healthiest tan on this side of the equator. The salon uses 100 percent organic ingredients in its tanning formula, which is then applied by a technician who airbrushes it onto your body in perfect strokes. You can even get a touch up the next day for $10 or a set of eyelash extensions to really amp up your glam factor. [Photo: Forever Tan]
284 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33130

7. Planet Beach Plantation

6957 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33317
Planet Beach offers three different services. The first is a mystic spray tan, which is good if you're short on time because it works in seconds. The second option is its auto bronzer, which allows you to pick from three tanning levels and follow some easy voice instructions. Lastly, there's the tried and true air brushed tan, which tailors your bronze exactly to your body. There are locations in Pinecrest, Doral, Plantation and Weston, and Planet Beach recently signed a contract with LA Fitness, so there could be popping up at your local gym. [Photo: Facebook]
6957 West Broward Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33317

8. Boca Tanning Club

5600 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143
With additional locations in Brickell, South Beach and Pembroke Pines, Boca Tanning offers both sunless spray tanning in a machine and with an airbrush. The machine not only mists out color on you, but also moisturizes and firms. Simply choose how intense you want it before you enter, and follow Boca Tanning Club's super easy step-by-step guide to ensure your tan comes out even.
5600 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL 33143

9. Solar Intoxication

3301 NE 1st Ave Ste 103, Miami, FL 33137
The only bit of white you'll see at Midtown's Solar Intoxication is the color on the walls and minimalistic furniture. This salon also uses the VersaSpa system, which sweeps you with forehead to toe color in just under five minutes. Solar Intoxication also offers airbrush tanning, however you should definitely call ahead to make an appointment. [Photo]
3301 NE 1st Ave Ste 103
Miami, FL 33137

10. Très Chic Beauty Bar

5880 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Tres Chic Beauty Bar is known primarily for its eyelash extensions, however you can also walk out of this Collins Avenue beauty studio with a perfectly contoured and bronzed body. The salon uses Infinity Sun tanning system, which delivers a bronze glow, not orange, and even delivers antioxidants to your body. Yep, we'll take some of that.
5880 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

11. Spray Nation Tan

1370 Washington Ave Ste 211, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Your spray tan artist may be one of the only people in the world who sees you practically naked, so you'd better make sure you feel comfortable. Thankfully, Mariana McCarthy, founder of Spray Nation Tan, does just that as she paints on your perfect shade using an organic formula that she spent years developing. Prices range from $15 to $85, but if you absolutely need to get glowing, Spray Nation offers a $40 "Tan Tuesday" special.
1370 Washington Ave Ste 211
Miami Beach, FL 33139