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I started Buttercup Tans in June 2011, after receiving many bad spray tans elsewhere, I knew I could find a better way! After months of research, practice, training + lots of trial and error, I finally perfected my craft. Shortly after, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Houston & immediately decided to open a spray tanning studio. As a fan of organic beauty products, I knew I wanted to offer the best, safest, and most natural looking spray tan available. I couldn't find the right product, so I made my own! Ok...so technically I didn't make it, I hired an eco certified lab to create it, but I hand picked each ingredient and tested over 15 formulations until it was perfect. Now, nearly 7 years later, Buttercup Tans products are exclusively used here at our flagship studio in Houston, as well as select salons across the country. We have won multiple 'Best of Houston' awards, and have over 500 five star reviews. You've never had a spray tan like this, trust me. One of the best things about my job is making people look + feel more beautiful and confident every single day. Hopefully we'll see you at the studio soon, we can't wait to meet you!

xo, Ashley

Our Story

Welcome to Buttercup Tans, Houston's Premier Organic Airbrush Spray Tanning Studio. We've been providing our clients with the prettiest, most natural looking, and longest lasting spray tans in Houston since 2012. We custom blend each tan for your unique skin tone using our proprietary tanning solution developed by owner & founder, Ashley Roe. Our Buttercup Sunless Tanning products contain a skin nourishing blend of organic ingredients, DHA, & a proprietary blend of essential oils to provide the most natural looking spray tan available. With Organic Aloe Vera, Green Tea Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, and more, our tanning solution provides an array of anti-aging benefits like evening skin tone and fighting off free radicals. Both our Signature Solution & Rapid Rinse solution are gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, nut allergy safe, & free of palm oil, parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil, & sulfates. Tan lasts an average of 7-10 days with proper after care. Your tan will be applied by one of our experienced tanning techs using an airbrush gun, delivering a flawless result. The color is fully customized for your unique skin tone to be as light or as dark as you'd like. After applying the spray tan, we then dust your body with our exclusive setting powder that instantly dries the tan. You've never had a spray tan like this.

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Our mission

You can sit with us. We want to empower ALL women to feel more confident in their skin. We believe every body is beautiful & deserves to be treated as such. We have a very strict "no complaining about your body" rule in the studio, we want your 15 minute appointment to be the highlight of your week. Spray tanning & self tanning isn't just about temporarily changing your skin tone, it's about the instant self esteem boost every person feels immediately afterward. It's hard to explain, but everyone will wonder if you've lost weight?...changed your hair?...been on a recent tropical vacay? It's like a little dose of magic that makes you confident AF. Nervous? Don't be, it's super fun here & we promise you'll love it.