Airbrush Tanning

At Beach Bum, our award-winning airbrush tanning program has been deemed the best in New York City; having been featured in publications such as Allure Magazine and GQ.

Airbrush tanning is a customized treatment where the artist uses precise technique along with a combination of fine and wide points to provide your skin with a flawless, natural-looking golden brown tan. Our airbrush artists are exceptionally trained and know how to accentuate the most important angles of the body.

Beach Bum Tanning has modernized the airbrushing experience and eliminated the uncertainty of allergies with our organic vegan tanning solution, made from crushed cocoa beans rather than walnuts. Along with our pre and post care regimen, we have perfected the airbrush tanning experience before, during and after. 

Since no two skin tones are alike, we hand-mix over 150 different color combinations to give you the color that is just right for you, matching your skin tone perfectly.


As featured in GQ

Dante Fitzpatrick is a 34-year-old Director of Airbrush Design for Beach Bum Tanning & Airbrush Salon: a guy whose job is to spray tan attractive famous people.

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Sauna, Toner and Moisture Lock

Sweat. Our body uses it’s ability to sweat as a natural cleansing mechanism. Sweating pushes toxins and external build up and out of our system. Perfect before your Airbrush appointment to help open your pores. This will promote a deeper, darker tan and create a smooth surface for your skin.

Your Airbrush Artist would apply Toner immediately prior to your airbrush solution. No matter how much we moisturize and exfoliate, normal dry and oily patches will get in the way of a balanced Airbrush Tan. Application of this proprietary solution will properly balance skin tones and prepare your skin for the best tan possible.

Our skin flakes off on a daily basis. This is our body’s way of removing dead skin cells and replacing them with healthy new ones. Keeping skin moist and hydrated will slow this process and thus prolong the life of your tan. Our Airbrush Artist can spray on our specially formulated Moisture-Lock solution immediately after your Airbrush Tanning Solution is applied. This “locks-in” and helps extend your tan.

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Ebony Sheen

We at Beach Bum Tanning realize that different skin types require different formulations. To cater to our African American and Dark Skin Tones, we developed the perfect Airbrush formula in our “Ebony Sheen” solution. This exclusive violet toned airbrush formula was specifically designed for the darker skin tones to target the visible problem areas and restore the confidence that you deserve. Ebony Sheen minimizes the appearance of Cellulite, Acne Scars, Blemishes, Stretch Marks, Dark Spots and Uneven Skin Tones. This formula enhances your skin’s complexion to make it appear more toned and gives it a rich, beautiful, flawless glow.


Your days are busy and we know that. Sometimes you cannot wait 4-6 hours to shower after an Airbrush Session. For these occasions, we have worked with our supplier to create our Shower-in-an-Hour formulation. With this solution, you can shower as soon as 60 minutes after application and still have that great Beach Bum Airbrush Tan.
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Body Sculpting

Our Artists go through a full week of training on the art of Body Sculpting. This is an Airbrushing techniques developed by our lead Artist, Dante Fitzpatrick. This personalized service accentuates definition throughout your body while highlighting cheekbones and bringing out muscle tone in your arms, chest and abdomen. Price may vary.

Competition Color

The Body Building Competitors, dedicate their life to looking their best for their competition. Strict diets and high stress are a great part of their lifestyle. We at Beach Bum Tanning realize that their tan is one of the most important factors that our Competitors are judged on so we chose Pro Tan Airbrush Solution.

Shower: We recommend showering before your arrival for optimal results. Avoid using Dove or any “moisturizing” soap. The ingredients will clog your pores and leave uneven patches.

Manicure and Pedicure: Due to the strength of the product, a clear coat on your fingernails and toenails prior to your first appointment is necessary.

Exfoliate: This process will remove dead cells from the skin’s surface to help in the natural renewal process. We suggest a product that is designed specifically for sunless tanning. Pro Tan’s Get buffed is highly recommended.

Shaving/Waxing: Any regular waxing or shaving should be done no more than 24 hours in advance.

Cosmetics: To insure color and fade, please Avoid using the following prior to your Sunless/Airbrush session:

  • Make-up
  • Perfume
  • Cologne
  • Lotions
  • Deodorant

Primer: A gentle exfoliating treatment that our Artist applies to your skin immediately before your airbrush to remove any dead skin cells, residual dirt, oil or sweat from your pores. This will leave your skin perfectly prepped for maximum color absorption. Our glycolic primer will tighten and firm your skin leaving your body with its newest and truest skin. [+$10]

Moisture Lock: A liquid moisturizer that our Artist applies to your skin immediately after applying your color. This restores essential vitamins and nutrients back to your skin, leaving your skin feeling soft, hydrated and silky. This treatment will help the airbrush last longer. [+$10]

Clothing: We provide our guests with disposables to wear during their Customized Airbrush. We recommend that you wear dark, loose fitting clothing or wear swim trunks that have the same coverage as the trunks that you will use for your competition. Turn clothes inside out so you do not get seam lines. Wear open toe shoes when weather permits. If it is raining, we recommend wearing long sleeves, loose pants, socks, shoes/rain gear. NJ State Law requires that undergarments be worn during an Airbrush Session.

ImportantYou cannot have any contact with water. If you want to work out, you cannot sweat profusely and must avoid cardio. The color will not take to your skin if you do any cardio. Avoid touching any area that is sprayed. Your feet may feel sticky but this is normal. Pro Tan can sometimes discolor some materials so do not use your best bedding or valuable clothing.
ShoweringCannot shower until right before your next appointment. Typically we recommend if the competition is on Saturday, come in Thursday night and shower Friday right before coming in with a quick cool water rinse. No soap or shampoo can be used! After showering, you can air dry or pat dry. After the last session, you cannot shower until the competition is over. You cannot use baby oil or PAM because this will make you sweat and may jeopardize your color.

Can I use deodorant or cologne after my spray tan?We recommend that you do not use any cologne or deodorant after getting airbrushed with Pro Tan. This will jeopardize the quality of your color.

Can I work out?

Competitors may work out in between airbrushing sessions but only if sweating is as little as possible. Cardio is especially prohibited because you will sweat the color out of your pores

What if the competitor turns green?

It is possible that a competitor could turn green because of their PH balance and supplements that they are taking. If this occurs, shower before their next appointment on the following day and use Pro Tan’s Quick Bronze product to take away the green look and even out their tan. If the skin is still green after the pre judging, they should shower and get sprayed with one full coat again using the Quick Bronze before the show.

Weddings and Large Parties

Beach Bum Tanning would like to help make your occasion as perfect as possible. We offer discounts to parties of 4 or more. Please contact your local Beach Bum Tanning Salon or our Call Center during business hours so we can help maximize the savings.


The pricing at Beach Bum may vary by region. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-844-BEACH-BUM (1-844-232-2428) or to email us, click here