The weather may be rubbish - but you can still have a tan; ellen kirwin on some of the best places to go for a pre-aintree spray tan.
WE ALL know that a simple golden glow can completely transform your look and make you feel glamorous.
Even better, looking more tanned apparently adds to your contour and makes you appear slimmer.
With the Grand National almost upon us, it's best to get organised and get those appointments booked - while you still can.
It's one of the busiest times of the year for salons and beauticians in Liverpool, so, if you haven't, act fast.
Here's our choice of some of the best spray tans you can get across Liverpool: Clair's Beauty Salon offers a St Tropez Ultimate Tan, that they say is ideal for all skin types and leaves you with a sun-kissed tan.
The formulated UV free treatment is applied by a misting application and takes only 15 minutes.
St Tropez works with your own natural skin colour to produce a "real" natural looking tan.
For a full body tan, it is PS25 - or, if you book to come in with a friend, it is PS20 each.
| 44, Storrsdale Road, Liverpool Tranquil Tanning and Beauty Salon Based in Aintree, the home of the National, Tranquil Tanning and Beauty Salon offers a range of luxurious treatments.
They offer two different spray tan applications, including Fake Bake Gold Spray Tan and Sunjunkie spray tan.
Customers can choose whether to get full body, half body or face. Prices start from PS5 and go up to PS20 for a full body Fake Bake spray tan.
| 734, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool Urban Calm Inner City Spa, at Metquarter, has the Nouvatan - a four-hour tan. It takes in just four hours, so you can get it done in the morning and go out in the afternoon. It's a 15-minute full body treatment for PS22.50.
The tan can be customised to suit your skin tone.
They offer a half body spray tan for those who are wearing a long dress or don't need everything tanned for PS12.50.
There is also an Urban Calm salon in Aintree.
| 35, Whitechapel (Upper Tier Metquarter), Liverpool, and 136, Ormskirk Road, Aintree Pure K Beauty promises to treat customers to a relaxed and pleasurable visit and offer all beauty treatments from Guinot facials to waxing, massages and manicures.
It also offers a Fake Bake spray tan treatment for the face for PS5, half body for PS12 or full body for PS20.
All treatments are carried out by a qualified team of beauty therapists and aestheticians, and the staff are happy to help and offer advice. | 95, Liverpool Road South, Maghull The Little Beauty Company, in Toxteth, has an extensive knowledge of skin and is sure to take care of your spray tan.
All those who work in the salon are trained at the International Dermal Institute, and encourage customers to ask questions about their skin to get the best results.
They offer Fake Bake spray tans and Vita Liberata.
Fake Bake tanning starts from PS13, while Vita Liberata start from PS25. | 171, Park Road, Toxteth White Haus Hair & Beauty is the one-stop shop when it comes to beauty treatments.
If you're looking for a spray tan, they have just the thing for you - a tan from Vita Liberata.
The tan comes in four different holiday-inspired colours: Vita Liberata's, Brazil, Ecuador and Hawaii.
There is 20% off during off-peak times and so the price is PS17.60. | 16, Cleveland Square, Liverpool Aurora Beauty offers a vegan full body spray tan for PS18 and the full treatment takes no more than half an hour.
They also offer half-body, full-body and rapid tanning from PS9 and ranging up to PS18.
The salon recommend that you exfoliate the night before and bring loose clothing to wear after your spray tan for the best results.
Wearing tight clothing or enclosed shoes after a spray tan will affect the results.
| 56a, Allerton Road (above Max Spielmann), Mossley Hill Beauty and Holistic Lounge was founded in 2007 by mother and daughter-in-law team Karen and Lisa Graham.
Last year, they moved from Fenwick Street to a much bigger salon on Water Street.
Lisa said: "Since we first opened, our client base has grown from strength-to-strength, which led us to outgrow our previous venue."
They offer three tans that start from PS15. They are Solaris, Fake Bake and St Tropez tan.
| 8, Water Street, Liverpool Hair & Beauty Clinic This elegant salon, on Longmoor Lane, offers convenient treatments.
It offers St Tropez spray tans from PS5 to PS15. Customers can choose from whether they want just their face or legs done for PS5 or half body for PS8. Alternatively, customers can get a full body spray tan for PS15.
One reviewer of the salon said: "Clean, friendly, welcoming and very professional. Well done, girls, and thank you."
| Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley Beauty Wonderland has fully qualified staff in beauty treatments including CND shellac nails, acrylic, waxing, facials and much more.
It also offers full body sunless tanning from PS20.
One reviewer on treatwell website said: "Lovely, professional, friendly staff and a fabulous treatment. Already booked my next couple of appointments in!
"Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beauty Wonderland to anyone!" | 19, Crosby Road North, Waterloo Vogue Hair and Beauty Lounge Vogue is based on Old Hall Street, just a short walk from Moorfields train station, and it is an award-winning salon.
Half-body Vita Liberata tans start from PS15 and a full body tan is PS25.
Vogue also boasts services for hair, make-up, nails, massage and more besides.
| 21, Old Hall Street, Liverpool
A spray tan can make a real difference to the way you feel
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|Publication:||Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Apr 6, 2018|
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