Spray Tan

Sunless tanning has become an in-demand trend as many people strive to attain a natural-looking, beautiful and bronze color. It's also a UV-free and healthy way to achieve that glow you've always desired. Airbrush tanning solutions are hand-applied by a trained specialist using a handheld airbrush gun. The technician applies the solution smoothly and evenly, following the contours of the body and creating a natural look.

Certified Technician

At Desert Sun Tanning, we use 100% UV-free custom airbrush tans with all natural ingredients as well as state-of-the-art technology to spray the solution perfectly onto your body to deliver the look you want every time. There’s no one size fits all approach and during your private session, you will work with your certified technician to select the shade that enhances your skin tone the best in just one session. In this session, you will discuss your desired results and select from a wide variety of options. From an intense dark bronze to a light sun-kissed glow all over your body, we'll create the right solution for you. Our technicians are trained and experienced in evaluating different skin tones.

Our custom airbrushing services in Seattle are fast and reliable. The heated drying system offers relaxed, private sessions that will have you ready in under 15 minutes. There’s virtually no drying time and at the end, you’ll have a natural looking bronze result and long-lasting color that will continue to develop over 2-5 hours.

This sophisticated micro-nutrient technology strives to create a compelling blend of antioxidants and vitamins to enhance the skin’s natural glow. We use SunFX’s natural and organic solution, which is infused with Certified Natural DHA, Green Tea, Natural Coconut & Organic Aloe Vera, & no alcohol, parabens, or artificial preservatives. 

We pair it with Evolv’s moisturizing and nourishing solution that's infused with Green Tea and Aloe Vera and enriched with DHA. The solution is non-comedogenic, 100% paraben-free, 100% gluten-free & vegan, and 100% cruelty free. 


On the night before your session, be sure to shower, shave and exfoliate to make the most out of your spray tan. Exfoliation prepares your skin by ‘buffing’ and cleaning it, making it cleaner and softer than a typical body wash or soap. Non-oil based exfoliants are recommended. Before your session, your skin should be free from applied products like deodorants, makeup, lotion, or moisturizers. Wear loose clothing to the tanning appointment and bring an old bathing suit or undergarments for use during the session. The sunless solution easily washes out of cotton fabrics but we do not recommend you wear your favorite bathing suit, light-colored lingerie, or anything made with silk, wool, spandex, lycra, and nylon.

*Equipment & services vary by location.

100% uv free spray tan 100% paraben free

100% cruelty free 100% gluten free & vegan

Significant color develops over  2-5 hours

10-15 minute sessions | start at $45 per session

Recommended usage of 1x per week


prep & maintenance

Airbrush Tanning FAQ’s

How Does Airbrush Tanning Work?

The key ingredient in airbrush tanning solutions is Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). It is responsible for producing the beautiful tan itself. DHA works by reacting to skin protein, oxygen and amino acids in the outer layer of the skin. The outcome of the reaction is a natural, healthy and glowing color without exposure to UV rays. Color development takes anywhere between 2-5 hours and is expected to continue to darken through a 24-hour duration.

Evolv's moisturizing & nourishing solution is enriched with DHA & infused with Aloe Vera & Green Tea, & contains no parabens or wheat.

How Long Will My Airbrush Tan Last?

Typically, airbrush tans have the strongest shade between the first 3-4 days. The color should last between 5-8 days but as your top layer of skin naturally sheds, so will the color begin to fade. How long your tan lasts will depend on reaction to DHA, your skin care routine and the measures taken to moisturize.

Is Airbrush Tanning Safe?

DHA has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic uses. Not only is it UV-free, the skin actually does not absorb it, making it even safer. However, it does react with dead skin cells and proteins in the top layer of the skin. Airbrush tanning only lasts 1-2 weeks simply because your skin constantly sheds dead cells. Allergic reactions can happen, but are very rare. We always urge our clients to notify us during the intake and evaluation process if health issues are a concern.

How Dark Will I Get After One Session?

Airbrush tanning solutions usually contain a bronzer or color guide that technicians use to apply the solution evenly and smoothly. This bronzer is temporary and will not stain or dye. It creates an immediate golden color that easily washes off with the first shower. The results vary based on product and solution strength, your skin type, and the application technique.

How Long Before I Shower?

To obtain the maximum effects of the DHA and achieve your best tanning result, we suggest you wait 10 hours or longer to shower after your tanning session. For even better results, you can wait 12-24 hours. But if you can’t, 8 hours should be sufficient to get the perfect tan. Timeframes less than 6 hours hardly give the DHA ingredient enough time to react fully with your skin proteins. Spots and splashes from dishwashing, handwashing, raindrops, and even tears within the first couple of hours after you tan can result in spotting or streaking. The longer you wait to engage in such activities, the darker you will get.

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