Best Spray Tan Machines

The Best Portable Handheld Spray Tan Machine

 

For an all in one portable spray tan machine that you can hold in your hand there are few choices. The Oasis by Norvell is a one of a kind device that has full size machine performance with a removable spray head. The removable spray head has a stainless steel needle and nozzle and fine .5 mm needle/nozzle for superb atomization.

The Best Spray Tan Machine under $500

The best spray tan machine is often the one with the best spray tan gun.

The FX-Design 2.0 gun is hands down the best of the affordable spray tan guns on the market. It has a soft, simply superb spray pattern unmatched by any rival. It has a fine .5 mm stainless steel needle and nozzle. The gun is a joy to hold, light weight and perfectly balanced. The handle has a unique, comfortable taper that perfectly conforms to the hand. This gun fits smaller hands especially well and will be a hit for female technicians.

The Onyx spray tan machine is paired with the FX-Design 2.0 gun for the best sub $500 system. The Onyx Spray Tan Machine with glossy black and pearl white high end finishes give this machine a luxury salon professional look and feel. Quiet turbine technology allows for a more pleasant customer experience. Light weight design is ideal for both mobile and salon tanning technicians. FX Design 2.0 Spray Gun features a light weight, ergonomic design. With a stainless steel 0.5mm needle and nozzle providing the industries finest atomization for a flawless, streak free even tan.


 

Honorable Mention (Under $500)

The Fascination spray tan machine is paired with the FX-Design 2.0 gun to create a top performing system. It was the previous best sub $500 system before being displaced by the Onyx. The fascination turbine air supply is attractively designed with a curvy profile and gloss black finish contrasted with chrome accented trim. It has one button simple operation and is well suited to mobile or salon environments. It has an interior enclosure of the motor for quieter operation.

Aura Allure

The Aura Allure has a beautiful look and a sleek appearance that will add a sophisticated touch to the ambience of any salon. It costs a little more than our best buy in this category but is a worthy competitor. It has thoughtful extra touches that add to the value of the system: a retractable carry handle, a discreet power cable wrap around for storage, a clever pickup tube that sprays to nearly the last drop and quiet operation.

Compact Elite / MaxiMist Lite Plus

The best spray tan machine may not be the most popular spray tan machine. One measure of popularity is the number of Amazon reviews. At one time, Amazon reviews could be solicited and compensated. This is no longer the case. But older product listings still retain the reviews accumulated when it was easy to obtain compensated reviews. Newer, better products may have difficulty accumulating reviews and be undervalued by shoppers.

The most reviewed spray tan kit on Amazon is based on the Maximist Lite Plus machine with Tampa Bay Tan solutions. This kit is also one of the older listings on Amazon, so it has benefited from a period when reviews were easier to obtain, and it has had a longer period to obtain them.

But the Maximist unit is a private label of Aura, the spray tan division of Wagner. The Aura version is known as the Compact Elite as shown here Aura Compact Elite. So, the Compact Elite and the Maximist Lite plus differ only in the label. In fact, Maximist is listed as an authorized distributor on the Aura site. Scroll through the distributor list at Aura to find: Maximist

Previously, The Tanning Store sold the Aura Compact Elite but have discontinued it with the advent of the Onyx spray tan machine, a far superior offering.

Norvell M1000

The M1000 is a little utilitarian in design, but it is a solid workhorse that gets the job done. The spray gun is likewise a solid performer. But, you will get a better value with the category leading pick above.

The Best Spray Tan Machine $500-$750

The Fuji 2100 miniTan gets the nod here. It has typical Fuji fanatical attention to detail and build quality. The miniTan is a powerful dedicated spray tan machine yet is compact enough for mobile applications. It is paired with a Fuji 7350 Tan Applicator gun, an excellent metal construction bottom feed spray gun. The miniTan features Fuji Quiet Turbine Technology for about half the sound level of standard turbines.

Unique features of the Fuji miniTan include:

  • Heat Dissipation Box - a unique method of removing any heat build up from the Turbine case resulting in a cooler running unit with a longer life.
  • Noise Reduction Covers - house the filters ensuring that no direct sound paths exist. Results in quieter operation.
  • UL/CSA approved for cosmetic use. Meets the leading electrical standards and requirements from salon insurance.

The Best Spray Tan Machine $750-$1000

The Fuji 2150 salonTan has Fujis patented sound dampening enclosure for ultra quiet operation. It sets the bar that other machines hope to rise to.

Unique features of the Fuji salonTan include:

  • The salonTan is the Quietest turbine on the market, runs at an astounding 56dba (below that of a regular conversation)
  • Heat Dissipation Box - a unique method of removing any heat build up from the Turbine case resulting in a cooler running unit with a longer life.
  • UL/CSA approved for cosmetic use. Meets the leading electrical standards and requirements from salon insurance.
  • Safety reset switch.