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Healthy, Sunless Tanning

Imagine being able to get a perfect and complete tan anytime of the year, without ever having to worry about sitting in the sun for hours on end. Shades Spray Tans makes this a reality for residents in Santa Barbara.

Instead of sweating it out in the heat, risking sun burn-- or worse, skin cancer - trusting the services at Shades Spray Tans is a much more efficient solution. Whether you're in the middle of summer or in the dead of winter, Shades Spray Tans will make sure you get the best tan you have ever had. 


  • Decrease in premature aging

  • No more sunburns

  • More even tan - no lines or streaking

  • Decrease in skin cancer due to damaging UV rays

  • Reduce in the appearance of cellulite

  • Reduce the appearance of red skin bumps

  • Diminish the appearance of scars and bruises

What is spray tanning and how does it work?

Spray tanning is a process that uses an air compressor delivery system to gently and evenly apply tanning solution to the skin.  The tanning solution is streak-free, applies easily and evenly, absorbs quickly, gives a natural-looking golden tan, and fades like a real tan. The final effect will last up to 7 days as the skin slowly exfoliates off the dead skin cells.

The active ingredient in the spray tan solution is DHA-dihydroxyacetone derived from sugar cane interacts with the proteins and amino acids in the outer layer of your skin to produce a golden brown color, this reaction takes 4 to 6 hours to visibly emerge into a golden tan. It then continues to develop over the next 24 hours. The color that results varies slightly from individual to individual according to natural skin tones.