Best Tanning Salons in Ottawa

Best Tanning Salons in Ottawa

We all know that sun exposure is extremely harmful to our skin. When too much UV rays penetrate our skin’s inner layers, it can cause sunburn and in some cases, even cancer.

Luckily for you, there’s already a wide variety of alternative tanning options available in the market. However, this can’t really compare to the quality you can get from a bronze tan from the best tanning salons in Ottawa. 

How Much Do Tanning Salons Cost in Ottawa

There are varied costs of tanning salons in Ottawa, Canada. You can opt for monthly membership deals or one-time availments. 

Membership deals have different price lists since it gives exclusive promotions and cheaper deals. On the other hand, the latter may be more expensive. 

Some tanning salons in Ottawa have different terms of pricing too. Others have a per-tanning level of pricing or packaged deals. 

We have gathered the average estimated price of common tanning services in Ottawa for your convenience. Check out the table below: 

Service TypePrice
Standard Tanning$13 - $60
Standard Spray Tanning$40 - $45
10 Session Tanning Package$70 - $102
20 Session Tanning Package$100 - $177
Monthly Packages$65 - $100

Best Tanning Salons in Ottawa

There are a lot of tanning salons in Ottawa, but for this list,we only chose the best. Here are the following criteria that we followed in curating the best tanning salons in Ottawa:

Customer Service – we love tanning salons that go above and beyond for their customers. Our list includes salons that are well-known for their exceptional staff.
Range of Services – these salons offer a variety of services for their customers. This includes affordable pricing and exclusive deals. 
Availability – you can have a fashion-tanning emergency anytime. Thus, a great tanning salon must have operational hours that can cater to everyone. 

1. Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio 

Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio's homepage
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PRODUCTS/SERVICES Turbo, Stand-Up, Spray, Sunless, Facials, VersaSpa, UV Tanning Unit, Premium & Standard Beds
WEBSITEhttps://www.ottawatanningsalon.com
ADDRESS1836 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1V 7Y6
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (613) 909-0012

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability ★★★★★ (5/5)

Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio tops the list with their service variety and availability. They have long opening hours and are open during the weekends and holidays!

As one of Ottawa’s first tanning salons, Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio proves to be a force to be reckoned with and is here to stay. In their over 34 years of service, their customers keep coming back for their competitive rates and great service. 

What we like most about Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio is their use of no odor and cruelty-free products. Their spray tans are gluten-free and paraben-free, as well as formulated with professional-grade ingredients.

Bel-O-Sol Tanning Studio has the latest UV tanning units with laydowns and stand-up options plus three beds with facial. Their staff undergoes rigorous training and certification for their customers’ safety and peace of mind. 

Despite having a long time fixing their machines, they have a steady list of loyal customers vying for their services. They also boast a 99% satisfaction rate too. 

Pros

  • Contract-free and pay-as-you-go options
  • Large free parking lot
  • Extended business hours

Cons

  • Pre-authorized debit requires 6-month commitment
  • Pay-as-you-go is more expensive for monthly sessions
  • No refunds

Customer Reviews

Tanning beds are of excellent quality

“Bel-O-Sol is the best tanning salon in town. EXTREMELY clean, staff are very friendly and the tanning beds are of excellent quality. Both my partner and I use this facility regularly and are very happy to have found it. I would highly recommend Bel-O-Sol. when I leave Bel-O-Sol, I feel rejuvenated. Give it a try, you’ll be glad you did.” Thomas V.

The space was clean

“I came to Bel-O-Sol for the first yesterday and was greeted with a welcoming and positive attitude by Zoe! I hadn’t been tanning in about a year, she recommended how long I should tan for and explained the results I would receive, she also helped me narrow down which lotion would suit my sensitive skin best! The space was clean and I overall enjoyed my experience!” – Reagan Decker

2. iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios 

iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios homepage
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PRODUCTS/SERVICES Mystic HD, Spray Tanning, VersaSpa Pro, Maximum Skin Care, Bronzing, VersaSpa, Mystic Kyss & Indoor Tanning Lotions
WEBSITEhttps://www.itanstudios.com
ADDRESSHead Office:1867 Merivale Road, Suite 202 Ottawa, ON K2G-1E3

St. Laurent:1759 St Laurent Boulevard Ottawa, ON K1G-3V4

Barrhaven: 3191 Strandherd Road Ottawa, ON K2J-5N1

Merivale:1867 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON K2G-1E3

Elgin:190 Maclaren St. - 2nd floor Ottawa, ON K2P-0L4

Carling:1667 Carling Ave, Ottawa, K2A 1C4

CONTACT DETAILSPhone: St. Laurent: (613)-248-4242

Barrhaven: (613)-823-8528

Merivale: (613)-226-9497

Elgin: (613)-232-6454

Carling: (613)-680-8267

Email: [email protected]

 

For a complete list of locations, go here

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday to Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday: CLOSED

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability ★★★★☆ (4/5)

With over 20+ years of service, iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios now has 7 locations in Ottawa. We like them because they have 50 premium tan beds and 18 premium spray tan booths. 

We love how they’ve been collecting awards for years. iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios are also a proud member of the Joint Canadian Tanning Association.

iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios accommodates walk-in customers but be warned – you might have to wait since it depends on bed availability. We highly recommend booking your appointment ahead. 

Although iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios does not provide a pricing guide on their website, you can view the features of the available tanning beds and spray booths. 

Their beds can provide up to level 7 of tanning too – this high level means a faster bronzing time. Most salons only offer up to level 3 of tanning but with iTAN Advanced Tanning Studios, you have more options to choose from.

Pros

  • Non-commitment memberships
  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Tanning beds offer up to level 7 of tanning

Cons

  • Limited hours on weekdays
  • Closed on Sundays
  • No price guide

Customer Reviews

They were amazing

“Went here just before my wedding to get a natural-looking spray tan and they were amazing. Went through every aspect of it with me and answered all my dumb questions. I used the Mystic spray tanning booth and it went on so evenly, so easy to use and if you get an aroma added you smell so nice! Thinking of signing up for a membership because I loved it so much!” T Smal

Exceptionally accommodating

“The service and staff here are amazing and exceptionally accommodating. For anyone who lives in the Barrhaven area, although there is an iTan located there I personally believe you will be more satisfied with your experience at this location. I had a bad experience with the Barrhaven location and was treated poorly by the staff there, so when I called the Merivale location (this one) I spoke to Taylor I and explained my situation to one of the workers there she was very helpful and had my friend and I come in and immediately fix our spray tans with no extra cost, and also apologized on behalf of the other location. Not only did she do that but she told me she was going to get in contact with them, which I greatly appreciate. All the times I’ve gotten spray tans here I’ve been very satisfied! I would recommend this location to anyone looking for a good spray tan in the Ottawa area! very friendly staff, clean environment, beautiful results!” Sarah Peori

3. Solid Gold Airbrush Tans

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PRODUCTS/SERVICES Spray Tans: 10, Original 5 and 10, Express 5, Organic, Custom Airbrush, and Premium Tans & Fitness Competition and Express Spray Tan
WEBSITEhttps://www.solidgoldairbrushtans.com/
ADDRESS543 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K1R 5Z9
CONTACT DETAILSFront Desk: (613)-237-9595

Solid Gold Direct Line: (613)-769-2015

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thursday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday to Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★☆ (4/5)
Availability ★★★★★ (5/5)

Solid Gold Airbrush Tans has been a beloved go-to place for gym/fitness competitors and bodybuilders for stage tans. The CEO and founder, Rhiana Hogan, surely made a strong name for herself in the industry. 

We’re big fans of their mission in cultivating safe spray tans and body positivity. As a former hair and makeup artist, Rhiana Hogan understands how a simple spray tan can boost your confidence.

We like that Solid Gold Airbrush Tans features a no-smell, no chemical, and no streak spray tan service. They have a range of DHA % levels that compliments 15 shades.

Despite having no price guide and a full list of their services, we’re impressed with the vibe of their one-page website and how straightforward it is. They boast their fully organing spray tan formula that suits every skin tone.

Pros

  • Specialization in stage tans
  • Fully organic spray tan formula

Cons

  • No services list
  • No pricing guide

Customer Reviews

Her personality and professionalism allowed me to feel welcomed

“My first ever spray tan turned out to be amazing! Not only did my skin look glowing after, but Rhiana comforted me the whole way through. When I sent her a message with questions, she was super informative and provided me with excellent first timer tips. Walking into the office I was nervous, but her personality and professionalism allowed me to feel welcomed. Her setup is very well done, and has so many options for colour. My tan ended up lasting over 2 weeks – I am so happy with the experience and the results!”Krystina Fletcher

Rhiana (Solid Gold ) has took my tans to the next level. 

“ I was using at-home tanning products for the last few years and I didn’t realize until I started going to Rhiana that my tans were not as nice as they can be. I have received so many compliments from friends and family on how natural it looks and how even it is. I love that the tan will get in all the places I wouldn’t be able to and there are zero smudges. I also love that this is an organic tanning product because my skin has not once dried out or broke out from it which with other brands I would always get dry skin and break out if it got on my face. I would recommend this service to anyone who is looking for an everyday golden glow, someone going on a vacation or even (especially) someone who is doing a photography shoot!” Kristen Conger

4.  Tan On The Run

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PRODUCTS/SERVICES Mobile Airbrush Tanning, Organic Self At Home Tans
WEBSITEhttps://www.tanontherun.com/ottawawest
ADDRESSOttawa West, Manotick, and surrounding areas.
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 613-601-8826
CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability ★★★☆☆(3/5)

Tan On the Run is on our list because they have an impressive marketing strategy and unique business model. We love this mobile airbrush tanning company because they provide on-the-go tanning for their customers. 

You might also be familiar with them in Dragon’s Den and with their sponsorship from Toronto Raptors. Their organic spray tan formula has provided a perfect bronze shimmer with convenience not only in Ottawa but to different countries too.  

Their unique unrivaled service can provide you with a perfect spray tan in a venue of your choice. They have certified tanning spray technicians that use the highest quality products. 

Tan On The Run is one of our top picks because they offer privacy and convenience. They’re a great option for people with busy schedules or for special events where travel time is an issue.

Pros

  • Mobile spray tanning service
  • International franchising

Cons

  • No exact physical address
  • No definite schedule given

Customer Reviews:

10/10 would recommend 

“Suzie is the absolute BEST! There is no one else I would trust to spray tan me. She makes sure the tan is perfectly even, non streaky and never that dreaded orange colour that can happen with other products. If you need a spray tan don’t go anywhere else, 10/10 would recommend her every time!”The Sunscreen Company

Professional and always on time

“Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Value

Suzie is absolutely the best and I highly recommend her. She is kind, professional and always on time. My spray tans always look natural, even and last a long time. There is no need to look anywhere else!”Claudine Saulnier

5. Tan Tropica

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PRODUCTS/SERVICES Spray Tan, Tanning Beds, Spa services
WEBSITEhttps://tantropicatanning.com/
ADDRESS281 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, Ottawa, ON K2H 8K9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 613-820-9122

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 11:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 11:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: CLOSED

CriteriaRatings
Customer Service★★★★★ (5/5)
Range of Services★★★★★ (5/5)
Availability ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Tan Tropica has been bronzing the residents of Ottawa for almost 20 years. They started with tanning to provide spa services such as waxing and massages.

Tan Tropica proudly states that they treat their customers as “projects” – but don’t worry, you’re in good hands. They strive to learn from each of their customers on how they can improve their tanning and customer services. 

We love how they aspire to be their customer’s all-time favorite sanctuary. They make you feel pampered with their soothing music, clean environment, spa services, and basic amenities like make-up wipes, clean towels, and robes. 

Despite having only four types of machines, their customer reviews never fail to commend their staff and the cleanliness of their environment. People love their home spray tan that can last up to a week, with a tan extender available. 

Tan Tropica also has an online shop for their Verspa products for self-apply tans for convenience. However, for customers that want to get that beautiful bronze, they offer same-day bookings.

Pros

  • Wide range of services aside from tanning
  • Ecommerce in their website
  • Same-day booking

Cons

  • No exact physical address
  • Limited variety in tanning

Customer Reviews:

Tan tropica is an amazing salon. Each and every staff I have encountered are always so helpful, professional and personable. They go above and beyond to accommodate their customers. The salon is always clean and they have basic amenities available if you need them. Make-up wipes, towels and robes. They are very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this salon!Mandy Tapp

Had a wonderful time! Great tanning beds, very sanitary! Can’t wait when I’m back in the city again! 10/10 recommend!Maranda Borden

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