The most common questions we get from our clients
Any manicures, pedicures, or waxing must be completed 48 hours BEFORE your appointment. Scroll down for our Tan Care page to find out the proper steps that need to be followed to prepare for your spray tan.
The entire process takes about 20-30 minutes, from start to finish, including your initial consultation.
The typical spray tan will last 7-10 days with proper care and upkeep. It is important to follow the steps listed under Tan Care to get the best quality tan possible.
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
EXFOLIATE. EXFOLIATE. EXFOLIATE.
Pre-session exfoliation is the first step to achieving flawless spray tanning results. It is best to clear away dry, dead skin cells with a sulfate-free scrub, or exfoliating mitt. We carry both, made just for sunless tans! This will polish and prep the pH balance of the skin to keep orange undertones at bay.
PRO TIPS TO PREP FOR THE PERFECT TAN
Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in-shower moisturizers. Be sure to complete any waxing, shaving or use of depilatory creams no later than 24 hours prior to your session. Do not use any Dove or Ivory products. Dove products leave a residue on your skin that directly leads to a blotchy tan. Ivory products raise your body’s pH. We carry a great line of artisan soaps and lotions made specifically for spray tans!
As you prepare for your sunless tan, be sure to wear loose fitting, dark clothing and no jewelry. If the weather calls for rain, make sure to wear long sleeves and loose pants. Tight clothing can run or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows, chest and waist. Before you head to your appointment, there are some important “don’ts” you won’t want to ignore. Deep penetration of the solution is key to a beautiful lasting color.
Don’t create a sunless barrier by applying anything to the skin. Avoid applying lotions, deodorants, creams or perfumes the day of your session. If you must, use deodorant sparingly (but we prefer you don’t wear it). Don’t wear any makeup to your sunless tan appointment, if unavoidable, remove prior to your spray tan.
Avoid applying moisturizers or deodorants. Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least 5 hours. This includes tighter-fitting jeans, bras, spandex, tight blouses and shoes/socks. All swimming, showering and vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 12 hours as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan. Do not shave for 24 hours after your treatment. Do not wear long boots after tanning as these can make your tan patchy on your legs. Flip flops are best. DO NOT PEE IN THE SHOWER! Your urine will stop the development of the tan where it touches your body, and you will have streaks down your legs.
Moisturize regularly. Using a quality oil free lotion twice a day will lengthen the life of your tan. We carry a full line of products so you can get the most out of your sunless tan! Avoid long hot baths and showers as these speed up exfoliation. Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin may rub off your tan. If swimming, use an oil free, water proof sunblock to keep the chlorine or salt water from lightening your tan. Try to always have a fresh new razor for shaving.