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FAQ

What is airbrush tanning?

 

Airbrush, or spray tanning, is a service provided by a technician using a spray gun to apply a sunless tanning solution directly to the client's skin. The spray gun is attached to an air compressor and ensures a consistent, accurate application. 

How long will my tan last?

Spray tan solutions will typically provide a tan lasting between 7-10 days. The tan will gradually fade as your skin exfoliates. Using a spray tan safe moisturizer daily will prolong your results.

 

Is spray tanning safe?

Yes! The main ingredient in spray tan solutions, DHA, has been approved by the FDA since the 1970's. Spray tanning is a safer alternative to UV tanning as it poses no risk of skin cancer.

 

What exactly is DHA? 

DHA, or Dihydroxiaceton, is an ingredient derived from natural ingredients found in beets and sugar cane. When DHA comes in contact with the amino acids of the skin, it creates a natural reaction that results in the skin appearing tanned.

 

-Will I turn orange?

Not at all. High quality DHA products with balanced ingredients will not cause an orange color. A certified technician will understand your skin's color and match you with the best DHA solution.

 

Can I spray tan while pregnant?

Before scheduling a spray tan always consult with your doctor, especially in the first trimester. If you have your doctor's approval, you can request a small test patch on your skin as it may be more sensitive during pregnancy. The ingredients in spray tan solutions are FDA approved, but always seek medical guidance when determining what products are safe to use while pregnant..

What do I do before my appointment?

 

It is important to follow these steps in order to ensure that you receive the best tan possible:

-Do not shower before your session. If you do the tan will not be as dark.

 

-Please exfoliate and shave 24 hours before your appointment NOT the day of. It is important to do this the day before to remove all dead skin cells so we are not tanning over dead skin. Your tan will last longer and look more even if you exfoliate properly.

- Make sure before your appointment that you have removed all make-up, deodorant, perfume, and lotions! This will cause a green residue on your skin. When you have products on your skin prior to your session it creates an invisible film where the solution will not penetrate. So make sure you have NO products on your skin the day of your appointment. 

Nails and lash extensions must be done at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Waxing needs to be done 1-2 days before.

 

What do I wear?

Please show up wearing dark loose-fit clothing with sandals. Anything tight can take away from your tan or leave lines. During your session you are allowed to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. If you decide to wear a swimsuit, bra, or underwear please make sure they are dark. Our solution will wash out of MOST fabrics but better to be safe than sorry! NO yoga pants, skinny jeans, leggings, socks etc.

 

What should I do after my appointment?

After your appointment we recommend you go home and relax. Do not book your spray tan if you have errands to run afterwards or plans that day. You won't be able to wear tight clothes or use any products on your skin until 12 hours AFTER your appointment.

When can I shower?

You do not want to sweat or get wet until you've rinsed the cosmetic bronzer off your skin. Your first initial "shower" should only be a rise. Rinse in lukewarm to cool water until the water runs clear. Do not shave, exfoliate, shampoo, or use any body wash or soaps. This will strip the DHA and create streaks and will ruin your tan. After you rinse make sure you pat dry with your towel never rub. 

In order to maintain your tan, make sure you are moisturizing 2-3 times a day and stay well hydrated. We also sell products in store that can help you prolong the life of your tan!

 

Booking for an event? 

We recommend doing a trial run 2-3 weeks before your event. This way we can find the right solution to achieve the perfect level of darkness for you. When you book your session make sure to book 2-3 days before event.

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