How do I prep for my spray tan?

1. Exfoliate your body with an exfoliating mitt. Removing any dead skin is key to an even, glowing tan. 

2. Don't forget to remove old tan. We recommend a TAN REMOVER if you do not want to scrub your skin too much. (Available at both studios)

3. Arrive at your appointment with NO moisturiser, make up on or deodorant on. We do have wipes available if you need. 

What should I wear to my appointment?
You are normally in your spray tan anywhere from 1 hour to sleeping in it. Spray tan normally washes off all clothing however we do recommend wearing loose, dark clothing so you do not rub your tan. 
Most clients tan with no bra on so wearing something you are comfortable to wear afterwards with no bra is great. 

What can I do after my tan?
Try not to do too much. Sweating and rubbing of clothing will move your tan and potentially leave lines on your skin. Avoid water  - so no washing dishes!
Most colours are natural in shade so popping out for lunch or a casual dinner is fine. 

What happens if I get a splash of water on me or some rubbing from my clothing?
Dab with a dry towel and then use a blush brush or Kabuki brush and blend the area. As long as the area is blended, your tan will develop fine.

What happens when I get to my appointment?
On arrival your tanner will chat colours with you. They will decide based on your skin tone, the colour you would like to achieve and when you can wash it off; to what solution they will use. They may also ask what you are tanning for? An event - wedding or just because! :)

You will then be taken into a tanning room, shown your consumables (Hair net, g-string, sticky feet and wipes) We also have disposable bras if you need. 

You are able to wear your own underwear, a -string or nothing at all. The choice is yours and whatever you are comfortable with is fine with us!

How do I wash off my Spray Tan?
1, Have a lukewarm 60 second rinse in the shower, no soap. Make sure you gently wash away your bronzer, and not stand under running water - this may cause streaking.
TIP: Washing your legs first from top to bottom is best practice, then rinse the rest of your body. 

2. Pat dry with a towel.

3. Do not moisturise for 16 to 24 hours after your tan so that your colour can develop. Moisturising your face and applying deodorant is fine. 

*After rinsing, the instant bronzer will wash away and the full results will develop within 24 hours. For the first 24 hours only shower with warm water and pat dry. After 24 hours use a moisturizer and gradual tanner every second day to prolong your bronze. After initial application you may decide a darker or lighter result is required - please let us know for next time.
We suggest extending the time slowly, so perhaps try an extra hour or 2 next time.

I am pregnant, can I have a Spray Tan?
Yes, spray tanning is safe for pregnant women.  Every woman, body, skin and pregnancy is different so we do recommend you speak with your GP if you are in your first trimester just to have the all clear.

I have skin problems, can I have a Spray Tan?
If you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis it is best to patch test your skin before deciding to go ahead with being spray tanned. Yu can book this on our online under PATCH TEST.
Dryer areas of the skin can lead to your tan grabbing in those areas and potentially not grabbing at all due the the barrier of intense creams you may be using to treat. 


How long will my Spray Tan last?
7 - 10 days if you look after it. Using a gradual tanner every other day to a moisturiser will prolong your tan. Hydration is key as when your dry skin flakes, it takes your beautiful bronze with it. 
5 - 7 days if you don’t moisturise and leave your tan to fade on its own. 
Be mind full that long showers, dips in the pool or saunas will decrease your longevity. As mentioned, using a gradual tanner every other day will help you get maximum results. 

Will I look orange?
We all cringe at the thought of this!! An ‘orange’ looking spray tan is because of two reasons; the wrong shade for your skin tone OR the wrong user. Keep in mind, your kin undertones don't always play along. A trial is always recommend before a wedding or major event.
We hold over 30 shades of colour and are trained to match the best colour with your underlying skin tone. We have also been tanning for many years so you are in safe hands. 

Can I go swimming or in a sauna with my fresh bronze?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade your spray tan, causing possible streaking, and will reduce the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of your tan however try to avoid hanging out too long in a hot shower as this will affect your tan. 

How long will my appointment take?
You will be in and out in around the 15 minute mark. We are here for a good time and not a long time, so you can press on with your busy (or relaxing) day. 

I have dry elbows, knee caps and ankles. How will my Spray Tan look?
When Spray tan sees dry skin, it tends to go darker and looks quite fake. To avoid this look apply a light film of moisturiser to the very dry areas of the elbows, kneecaps or ankles only and this will minimise the amount of tan and give you an even look overall. We have barrier cream in our rooms for you. 

Will my Spray Tan colour be instant?
Yes. The spray tan tanning solution has a bronzing colour agent and your skin will be bronzed when you leave, You will have a tanned look instantly, while the DHA and active ingredients are developing the tan underneath during the next 2-8 hours (depending on which type of solution you use). Please note that your spray tan colour can keep developing for up to 24 hours after being spray tanned.
 
Do I need to wear sun protection after a Spray Tan?
Yes, absolutely. A Spray Tan WILL NOT protect you from the sun, it purely makes you feel like you have seen the sun ;)
We sell a beautiful range of sunscreen from ‘We are feel good’. An Aussie made and cruelty free range. You can purchase in our studio or online. 

I have sweat problems, how do I avoid my fresh Spray Tan rubbing off?
Apply talcum powder to all possible areas where you are likely to sweat. The talcum powder absorbs the sweat without marking the tan. Make sure the body is dry when applying the talcum powder. It is also recommended to wear cotton clothing. Maybe consider receiving the spray tan at the coolest time of the day or during the evening.