What Should I Do Before the Tan?

Before Your Tan.

Spray tans require prep at least 24 hours or more before your session!

Your tan is the very LAST stop! Complete ALL other services at least 24 hours before your tan, such as manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, eyelashes, Botox etc. Don't worry, your nails won't get stained with us! *Waxing is recommended at least 48 hours or more before your tan.

Shower, shave and exfoliate the night before, and NOT right before. Exfoliating the skin is very important for a flawless tan outcome!

Avoid wearing any lotion, deodorant, makeup or any products to your session.

Wear dark, loose-fitting long pants, a baggy shirt and loose shoes or flip-flops to your appointment. Do NOT wear jeans, leggings, or dresses. Shorts are also not recommended.

Dove soap user? Ditch the Dove as soon as possible! It will create a barrier to your tan. Olay bodywash, bar soap & products containing oils are a no-go too!

*You can find a list of the products we recommend under the "Frequently Asked Questions" tab!

Please be advised there is a small percentage of people whose skin may not react favorably to a spray tan. Ex- severely dry skin, recently using retinol or skin resurfacing products, Accutane, recent sunburn etc. Please discontinue these products at least 7 days before your session; we can also avoid spraying the treated areas if preferred. 

During Your Tan.

Not sure what to wear during the tan? You can wear whatever! Bikini, bra, thong, nude…We don’t care! But if you're under 18, you are required to wear undergarments.

Please be aware that you will have tan lines with whatever you decide to wear.

Before beginning, we will discuss your desired color and darkness to ensure you are feeling confident when the session is complete! You will be guided through various positions to stand, as the technician applies the airbrush tan.

The entire process takes less than 20 minutes and off you glow!

I Got My Tan. Now What?

Rinse at the time your technician advises you to, and yes, we mean it!

Do NOT touch your tan and avoid skin-to-skin contact until your water rinse.

When rinsing, use warm water and NO soap to rinse off the top coat, also known as the cosmetic bronzer. Use your hands to brush the water down your body until the water runs clear down the drain, ensuring all of your cosmetic bronzer coat is washed off. Don't worry, this is not your spray tan washing away! If booking the "Keep it Clear Tan", you will not see any cosmetic bronzer wash down the drain.

Gently blot your skin with a towel to dry and moisturize immediately after.

Worried your tan looks lighter after you rinsed it? It totally will! Your tan takes a full 24 hours to see the final result.

Wait about 24 hours to shower with soap or body wash after your appointment.

Your tan needs moisture to last! Moisturize every morning and night to prolong the life of your tan.

Avoid the following as much as possible, but if you're going on a fun vacay to the beach, just let us know and we'll give you some tips for prolonging your glow in the water:

  • Ocean, hot tubs and swimming pools.
  • Exercise/sweating for 24 hours, but please be aware that sweat may affect your tan even if you wait longer than 24 hours to sweat.
  • Perfume or any sprays for 24 hours
  • Dove, Olay body wash or soap
  • Lotions or products containing oils

*Spray Tan Tip: The instant cosmetic bronzer that you see upon application is like makeup! It will build up/move around or smudge and may appear imperfect. It is important to wait until after the first initial rinse and full soap shower to see the real results!



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