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How to get ready to spray tan.

24 hours before your spray tan session


Exfoliate and shave the night before or earlier. Be kind to your skin while exfoliating. Make sure your massage, manicure, pedicure, face, and body wax appointments are before your tanning appointment. If you are having a massage, please remove all oil before your spray tan session.

1 hour before your spray tan session


Shower or remove all makeup, lotion, and deodorant off the skin. Do not apply anything to the skin.

Leave your jewelry at home and wear dark loose clothing. Absolutely no sports bras, leggings, or skinny jeans. Long or maxi dresses are great, while boots and sweats protect a spray tan in the winter.

After spraying: go “commando” or wear the garments you wore tanning. Large baggy tee shirts and sweat pants or loose-fitting dresses are comfortable and will not rub off your bronzer or tan.
Reminder, absolutely no leggings, skinny jeans, or sports bras.

Wait at least 8 hours after your tan to shower.


Avoid water – all water – snow, rain, showers, baths, wet dogs.

 

After your first shower


We carry body washes and tinted moisturizers that will maintain the longevity of your tan. As your tan begins to fade, if you intend on airbrushing again, do not scrub the tan off. Our blog has resources on more about maintenance and removal.

Swimming in the ocean, pools, or hot tubs and sauna will affect your tan. For best results, wait 48 hours before and ask your tech her secret! 

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What to expect in the session


The airbrushing will take about 15 – 30 minutes. A hair cap, barrier cream for your hands, sticky feet, lip balm, eye protection, and nose filter is provided for you. You choose what you would like to wear.

What to wear in your session


Ninty percent of our clients report tanning in the nude, if that is uncomfortable for you, we have some suggestions. Strapless bras or swimsuit tops are great, leaving no lines. If you have a sweetheart neckline dress, please make sure your tanning garments allow for the neckline. Microfiber underwear is perfect as they tend to cling to the body and are not as tight as a swimsuit. Anything worn during the airbrush session will leave a line, including jewelry.  

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. I’m going on vacation, I need a base tan. Does spray tan do that?

A. Base tans can provide an SPF of up to five. We recommend getting a spray tan to feel your best and using an aerosol spray sunscreen. If you want to keep it natural, try coconut or raspberry oil, both contain a natural SPF. 

Q. One size fits all?

A.  We believe in everybody, we charge for color saturation, not size. ever. 

Q. How does it work?

A.  An amino acid reacts with glucose exciting pigment creating sites in the skin. The same reaction that makes bread have a crust and beer have its color and depth of flavor. Look it up maillard reaction

Q. What if I come into contact with water during the waiting period?

A.  Please read our disclaimer here and shower. NOW!

Q. I am a bride, when should I schedule?

A. We recommend a trial spray tan before your event. Spray tanning has a learning curve and getting your first spray tan before your big day can be stressful. Give you and us a practice run before your big day!