Before a weekend away at the shore, I decided to treat my pale-self to a spray tan at the place all of my friends love: Sun Myst Studios.
I was kind of nervous about what to expect, but aside from having to get naked in front of the technician (it was my decision, as I wanted thorough color, and I just told myself that the tech had probably seen hundreds of other naked bodies before during the course of her job, and seeing me was no big deal...) it was a pretty easy process.
The next morning when I got to wash the orange off and see my color, I was psyched to actually LOOK tan! It was awesome... for 2 days.
Keep in mind I had no prior experience with spray tans, so I have no idea how long they're supposed to last for, but the color really only looked good for 2-3 days, and then it started coming off in weird splotches.
For a special occasion though, I'd definitely go back-- if the tan is only really needed for a short period of time, the tan you can get at Sun Myst is amazing.