Frequently asked questions

Q: What do I need to do before my spray tan?

A: Several days before your tan:

  1. Well hydrated skin tans most evenly so increase your water intake days leading up to  your appointment.
  2. Apply moisturizers liberally morning and evening.

The day before your tan:

  1. Tightly closed pores tan most evenly. 
  2. Shave or wax 24+ hours before your appointment.
  3. Exfoliate entire body using an exfoliating mitt, oil free scrub, wash cloth, or loofah.
  4. Manicure and pedicure should be done 24 hours prior to appointment.

The day of your tan

  1. Barrier-free skin tans most evenly.
  2. All DOVE products should be avoided, as it leaves a film on the skin that the spray tan solution will not penetrate. Yes, even  the sensitive skin kind.
  3. Avoid wearing lotions, oils, and perfumes.
  4. Remove deodorant
  5. Remove make-up
  6. Bring loose, dark clothing to wear after your spray. Absolutely NO leggings or yoga pants!
  7. Bring flip flops to wear after your tan.
  8. If wearing shorts vs pants, bring a towel to sit on for the ride home.

Q: When can I rinse off after my tan?

A: 8 hours for a Classic Tan OR  2-5 hours for a Rapid Tan. 

Q: What do I do when its time for my first rinse?

A: Rinse for 60-90 seconds gently using your hands to help remove all bronzers from the skin.  Do not use any soap on your first rinse.  Make sure you are not using hot water. Warm water is best.  After you do not see any more bronzers coming off your body, you can get out. pat dry, and moisturize.  Deodorant and make-up can be applied as usual.

Q: How long will my tan last?

A: Although the longevity of your tan is determined based on how well you prepped and care for your tan post spray, you can expect 7-12 days of color.

Q: How do I care for my tan after I get sprayed? 

A: Stay hydrated. Moisturize 2-3x/day with a lotion that is free of mineral oil, parabens, and sulfates.  We recommend Hempz Triple Moisture.  Do not over shower.  Use a tan extender to help prolong your tan.   You can purchase this in salon.  Avoid hot tubs and pools.  

Q: Can I get in the ocean or pool?

A: Yes, but keep in mind it will accelerate the fading of your tan.  To help combat premature fading, use waterproof sunscreen as your protective barrier.  Take short swims.  Once you get out of the water if you have access to a fresh water shower rinse off any chlorine or salt water that is left on your skin.  After you're done with water activities for the day apply your tan extender to deposit color back that may have faded during your water activities.

Q: Can I shave after I get sprayed?

A: This is why we ask you to remove all hair prior to getting sprayed, but in the case you need to shave your legs.  Use a new razor with 1-2 blades with no moisture strip.  We recommend the cheap disposable ones.  Do not use shaving cream.  Instead use your body wash and gently shave with light pressure.  You  can shave your underarms as usual.

Q: Can I still burn with a spray tan?

A: YES, spray tans do not contain any SPF.  Please wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Avoid aerosol sunscreen due to the high alcohol content.  We recommend Sun Bum's waterproof lotion sunscreen.

Q: When do you recommend I get sprayed for an event?

A: 2 days prior to your event.

Q: Do you recommend a trial tan before my wedding?

A: Absolutely!  A spray tan is the base of your entire overall look. Book your trial a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your wedding to ensure we have the correct color combination for your perfect day!

Q: When do you recommend I get spray for my wedding?

A: 2 days prior to your wedding.

Q: Can I host a spray tan party?

A: Yes!  We love spray tan parties.  It can just be you and your bff OR larger groups up to 10.  Book 5 of your best friends PLUS you and you tan FREE!  We will also provide complimentary wine, champagne, and light hors d'oeuvres when it's 6 or more.