Spray Tan Tips

First time spray tanning? Check out all the tips here on our FAQ.

Most Asked Spray Tan Questions

When you arrive you will step into a private room and undress.

You must wear bottoms, a thong is fine, topless is up to your comfort level.

I recommend older or dark colored bra and panties. NOTE: Please make sure this is NOT your favorite brand new undergarments. Fresh spray tan solution WILL stain nylon and this is in ladies undergarments and swimwear. Anything light colored will be discolored by the airbrush solution.

You WILL have tan lines–please consider this when making your undergarment choice if you have something special to wear (example, a strapless dress or very low back).

We will then discuss your skin type, any problem areas and what kind of color you are hoping to achieve. I will then be able to choose the correct product to use to achieve a realistic tan on your skin.

If your hair is very pale I will suggest a shower cap.

You will stand on a towel to keep your feet clean.

I spray you, having you turn in different positions to ensure that we have covered your skin evenly to create your sunless tan. I finish with a gentle overspray and a check to make sure you appear as even as possible. The solution has a soft scent and cool mist feeling.

After spraying, I dry you and have you check over your spray tan before you get dressed. The solution is tinted with a bronzer so you will have a softly tanned look when you leave the studio. The bronzer can rub off on the inside of your clothing so I suggest something loose fitting and dark colored. If it is warm outside I will recommend that you apply a little powder before dressing.

Finally you get dressed. Nothing tight and no JEANS or SPORTS BRAS. Workout clothing, scrubs, and flip flops are all good choices. For ladies I recommend no bra as it can pull airbrush solution off your skin creating a line.

Weather Tips: Cold Weather: If you will be wearing a boot or shoe I suggest a loose fitting cotton sock–no tight trouser socks or pantyhose.

Warm Weather: If you will be wearing a sundress or shorts please bring a towel to sit on if your car seats are leather. Fresh solution WILL stain leather.

Rainy Weather: If it is raining please park as close as possible and I will walk you to your car with an umbrella. Raindrops will give you poka dots. Long sleeves and pants keep your tan protected from the water. This includes your feet–a shoe would be a better choice than a flip flop so that your feet do not get splashed as you walk. Again, a loose fitting cotton sock inside your shoe so the top of your foot does not become splotchy.

I recommend one or two days before your event (allowing 8-10 hours to shower).
Approximately a week. It depends on your life style (how long you shower and bathe for/ what products you use/ how much you exercise and sweat) as well as your skin type
Generally yes, you can choose anything from a healthy glow to a deep tan. I have several airbrush solutions to choose from and I will guide you towards a choice that will work well with your natural skin color. Everyone’s result is slightly different, the product customizes with your skins natural chemistry–no two people will look the same. Please beware of places that offer a color chart to choose from as this is NOT how it works.
No, my solution is known for giving a natural color–not orange or yellow like some other products on the market.
I prefer to spray your hands and feet a little lighter than the rest of your body. The skin on your hands and feet absorbs the spray tan differently than the rest of your body. It is very easy for hands and feet to become too dark– looking “dirty”.
I am often asked “How do I remove a spray tan?” You can’t just scrub off a spray tan. The tan is attached to the top layers of your skin and gently fades as your skin naturally exfoliates. The best thing to do is to take a long soak in the tub, the idea is to soften the skin. This is the time to work with a scrub, wash cloth, loofah or scrubbing mitts. For try all natural baking soda right from your kitchen mixed with your shower gel. Once your skin is soft from soaking in the tub, create a gentle lather of your scrub and gently massage your skin to remove the old spray tan. Areas that tend to have a build up of old spray tan are feet and ankles, back of knees, inside of elbows and the armpit area.
Yes and no. It is best to make sure you have removed any dry skin buildup on your body. Sunless tans tend to absorb more heavily into dry skin patches. Exfoliating removes these dry areas allowing your airbrush tan to look smooth and even. Knees, elbows and ankles usually have more dry skin on them. Many of my clients notice that their skin starts looking healthier because they are exfoliating on a regular basis and moisturizing. The “NO” is I don’t want you to strip your skin. We are NOT asking you to remove layers of skin making yourself all red and rashy. Please be gentle.
You can get sprayed for a one time special event or you can do it once a week for a year round glow.

All beauty treatments should be done BEFORE your airbrush tan.

Waxing, manicures/pedicures, massages, facials and laser hair removal.

If it disturbs your skin or involves water please have it done before you come.

Call Kathryn at 419-290-7027 for your appointment