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Our new weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90.

Photo: Painless Waxing Boutique

Chicago makes it pretty tough to keep a year-round, sun-kissed glow, so we go behind Mother Nature's back. Here are five local places to boost your brutal-winter pallor with a little dusting of bronze.


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1. Painless Waxing

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3146 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-6101
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Swathed in gold, this Lakeview spot even has decor with a sunny glow. Though waxing is the main focus here, staffers are know their way around a spray tan. The salon uses Tahitian Tan formula, which dries quickly, is free of parabens, and has a cucumber-melon scent. [Photo: via Painless Waxing]

2. Benefit

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852 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 880-9192
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Don't stop with getting your brows shaped at Benefit—the makeup brand's boutiques also offer pro spray tans. Lasting only 10 minutes, the tanning sessions here are done by hand to ensure a more even glow. If you don't want to commit to a full-body tan, try a touch-up on your face and décolleté for around $15. [Photo: via Benefit]

3. Ortanic

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1030 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-1030
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Located inside Fitness Formula Club, Ortanic has a rigorous training process for all employees. These people don't do streaks. The spot is staffed with licensed estheticians with makeup backgrounds, so they are adept at matching skin to the right shade of spray tan. [Photo: via Ortanic]

4. Glamour Girl Tan

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1 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-8677
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Decked with chandeliers, this ritzy Gold Coast spot specializes in spray tans with anti-aging properties. The retail area stocks girly goods including jewelry and scented candles. [Photo: via Glamour Girl]

5. Glowout, a Golden Girl salon

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160 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 605-0905
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Climb a golden stairwell to this West Loop walk-up salon, which is one of the most inviting spots we've been pampered in all year. Owner Jenn Dieas has clients who refer to her as "Glowprah," and she's given sun-kissed glows to celebrities such as Giuliana Rancic. Tans include a consultation, a ph-balancing prep spray, an organic tan application using a house-made solution, and after-care education. [Photo: via Glowout, a Golden Girl Salon]

1. Painless Waxing

3146 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Swathed in gold, this Lakeview spot even has decor with a sunny glow. Though waxing is the main focus here, staffers are know their way around a spray tan. The salon uses Tahitian Tan formula, which dries quickly, is free of parabens, and has a cucumber-melon scent. [Photo: via Painless Waxing]
3146 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

2. Benefit

852 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Don't stop with getting your brows shaped at Benefit—the makeup brand's boutiques also offer pro spray tans. Lasting only 10 minutes, the tanning sessions here are done by hand to ensure a more even glow. If you don't want to commit to a full-body tan, try a touch-up on your face and décolleté for around $15. [Photo: via Benefit]
852 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

3. Ortanic

1030 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Located inside Fitness Formula Club, Ortanic has a rigorous training process for all employees. These people don't do streaks. The spot is staffed with licensed estheticians with makeup backgrounds, so they are adept at matching skin to the right shade of spray tan. [Photo: via Ortanic]
1030 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610

4. Glamour Girl Tan

1 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Decked with chandeliers, this ritzy Gold Coast spot specializes in spray tans with anti-aging properties. The retail area stocks girly goods including jewelry and scented candles. [Photo: via Glamour Girl]
1 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Glowout, a Golden Girl salon

160 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661
Climb a golden stairwell to this West Loop walk-up salon, which is one of the most inviting spots we've been pampered in all year. Owner Jenn Dieas has clients who refer to her as "Glowprah," and she's given sun-kissed glows to celebrities such as Giuliana Rancic. Tans include a consultation, a ph-balancing prep spray, an organic tan application using a house-made solution, and after-care education. [Photo: via Glowout, a Golden Girl Salon]
160 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661